Julia McDermott MSc MBACP UKCP Registered
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor offering the support of therapy to both individuals and couples. I provide a confidential and calm space in which to explore and reflect together on issues which are causing unhappiness or impairing the enjoyment of life and preventing mutually fulfilling relationships.
Many people who present for therapy are affected by events in their past relationships which impact their adult lives in a way that they do not fully understand. Counselling and psychotherapy is beneficial in helping individuals and couples to understand the origin of adaptations made in childhood which affect current feelings and behaviours.
Experience of working with people over the past ten years has shown me that therapy can be life changing as people gain self awareness and use this knowledge to understand and resolve their interpersonal difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have always worked directly with individuals and groups, in both the public and private sector, and I am now a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice. I am also qualified to work as a supervisor with counsellors and psychotherapists. I gained a Distinction in my MSc dissertation and I am an Examiner on Viva Panels for a London based University.
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Applied Counselling Skills
Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision: An Integrative Relational Approach
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50 per session
Couples therapy sessions last for 75 minutes and cost £70
Supervision - £65 per hour
I offer a six to eight session model of therapy to couples and often this is sufficient time to understand the dynamics of their relationship and offer strategies to improve communication and negotiation between differing viewpoints. This can be extended if couples feel that they need more time to implement changes alongside the ongoing support of therapy. These couples sessions last for 75 minutes.
There are no parking restrictions or parking charges at the meeting venue and parking is freely available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday - Daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer 1-1 and group supervision to both practising counsellors and psychotherapists - and I also offer.View supervision profile