Julia Duffin RGN, RMNCS ( Snr Accred). Reg Mem MBACP

Julia Duffin RGN, RMNCS ( Snr Accred). Reg Mem MBACP

Mountbatten Drive
Biggleswade
Beds
SG18 0JJ

07706 741086 / 07706 741086

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Mountbatten Drive
Biggleswade
Beds
SG18 0JJ

07706 741086 / 07706 741086

About me

This section is titled 'about me' but I am more interested in you first.

(more about me later!)

Are you:-

- Struggling with anxiety and don't know why?

- Struggling with low moods and want to feel brighter more of the time?

- Struggling with your relationships and wondering why?

- Struggling to sleep because you are worried.

- Are you finding comfort in food, drink or drugs?

Or maybe you feel that things are not just quite right?

So this is where I come in, perhaps I can help you find a way to make your life easier.

Now that bit about me!

I am Julia and I am very interested in you and your concerns. I really want to help you feel better.

How would I do that ?

Firstly, you will find me approachable, good humored and caring. I provide a cosy, quiet, relaxing, & confidential room where we can think about and talk through what you are finding difficult in your life. I will not tell you what to do, but I will help you find the answers for yourself.

I have a special interest in people working in the emergency services and health care professions. People who are struggling with workplace stress, burnout, exhaustion and compassion fatigue.

I want to help you feel better, to be less worried, to feel less depressed, to be able to go to work and enjoy it. I want to hear you are enjoying your friends, hobbies and family life again.

In your weekly appointment I will treat you with respect, compassion and without judgement.

If you think I could help you contact me on 07706 741086

If you'd like to know more about me then check out my website  -  www.bedfordshire-counselling.co.uk).

I will see you at my private practice in Biggleswade, which is in easy reach of St Neots, Potton, Sandy, Stevenage, Baldock, Letchworth, & West Cambridgeshire, as well as Mid-Bedfordshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

RGN, DN, Dip(Open), BA(Hons),
Dip & Pg Dip,Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling. (University Of Hertfordshire)
Senior Accredited Member of National Counselling Society
Reg Member BACP.

My Background
I have worked as a District Nurse, followed by 12 years as a Community Macmillan
Specialist Nurse.

During this time I have found caring for people and their families nearing
the end of their lives challenging,but rewarding. I decided to develop further  knowledge and skills in supporting them psychologically at this difficult time in their lives. This led me onto training in counselling therapy.

As a result I am now able to help those who are having other difficulties their lives.

My Counselling Experience
I am an experienced counsellor  working extensively in my private practice.

As a result of my counselling experience and regular updating I have been awarded Senior Accreditation with the National Counselling Society

I have previously worked in an NHS counselling service providing both short and long term counselling, as well as in a private agency. 


My Psychodynamic counselling approach


This involves taking a deeper look at the significant relationships experienced in your early years. How these may  be impacting on your current relationships and possibly contributing to your current emotional difficulties.

I have undertaken basic training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I am confident and familiar in working with people who are experiencing:- loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, stress and bereavement.

I am a Senior Accredited member of NCS (National Counselling Society)

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work within both the BACP & NCS code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also able to help any professional who is finding it hard to cope, and wants to find a way back to achieving a healthy work life balance.

Fees

My fees are £50 for a 50minute session.

Your sessions are weekly and at a regular time. This will be your space and will not be available to anyone else for as long as you want to come.   I will see you on time, every time.

I can be flexible if you are working shifts.

Evening appointments are in high demand. However I do not have a waiting list, I will usually be able to arrange an appointment with a week of your initial contact

Concessions are available, please inquire. I am able to reduce my fee for counselling students.

During your initial assessment we will talk and discover if we can work well together. If you decide that my approach is not for you then there will be no pressure to continue with me.

Further information

For those with allergies please be aware there is a cat at my private practice, he will not be in the room with us, but does like to sit outside the room!

My private practice does not have disabled access.

For more information and to see if what I have to offer feels like the type of therapy that would interest you, please do look around my website and telephone/email for an informal chat



Maps & Directions

Biggleswade, SG18 0JJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9am-7.30pm,

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme