Julia Kenney Regd MBACP (Accred) & UKRCP
Hello, I am an experienced Regd BACP Accred, Psychodynamic Counsellor / Psychotherapist, with a private practice based in the Bedford area easily accessible by road with plenty of parking.
I offer both Short and Long Term counselling based on individual requirements with day or evening appointments.
Why counselling and how can I help?
There are times in our lives when we may feel we are struggling. Life is often stressful and pressured. Perhaps from time to time not coping very well with low or sad or angry and confused feelings. How you may have recognised the past affecting your present relationships. This could be personal relationships or wider family relationships including with children or perhaps difficulties at work and social life. Or it could be that right now you are going through a crisis.
You may or may not know, why you are feeling the way you do and are struggling to make changes that could help. It can sometimes be difficult to share these thoughts and feelings with those close to us, as perhaps you are worried about burdening, worrying, creating conflicts or judgements.
Counselling offers a neutral space to explore these difficulties in a safe and confidential environment.
Working together to make sense of what is happening for you.
My experience includes working with adults with a wide range of issues including, general counselling, depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, stress, family issues, childhood issues,postnatal depression, relationship difficulties, separation and divorce, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self confidence and work related problems. I have worked for many years, with individuals in various settings including GP Counselling within Primary Care and also within a counselling centre, family centre as well as my own Private practice. I have worked with individuals of all ages from young people to those who are retired.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and recognised as an independent counsellor by the UKCP. I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics, set out on the BACP website.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF/University of Hertfordshire)
- Certificate in Telephone counselling (Relate)
- Short Term Counselling
- Combined Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Certificate in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy ( Anna Freud Centre)
- Understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse (Choices)
Areas of counselling I work with:
- Sexual Abuse
- Self Esteem
- Childhood Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Separation and divorce
- Work related issues
- Work related stress
- Panic Disorder
- Self Harm
- Body Image
- Bereavement / Loss
- Retirement Issues
Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
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£35.00 - £45.00 per 50 minute session - negotiable.
Assessment appointment is £40.00.
Referrals are welcome from Individuals, Employment Assistant Providers, GP's and Counselling Trainees.
To arrange an initial assessment please email me or call or text 07525439738 and I will return your enquiry as soon as possible.
The Assessment appointment will last approximately an hour.
It is an opportunity for you to discuss the difficulty that is bringing you to counselling. It is also an opportunity for me to think if I am the right person to work with you. Importantly, it is also a time for you to think if you want to work with me. There are choices all through this process.
If there is a decision not to proceed with working together you will not be charged for this appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|