Dr. Julian Edge
It's summer. I hope you have a good holiday lined up. And perhaps a good holiday is all you need.
In case it's not, the basics of our potential relationship are very simple:
· You are unhappy.
· You want to do something about it, but are not sure what or how.
· Eight out of ten people who engage with a qualified counsellor find it helpful.
Beyond that, it gets personal.
“Unhappy” covers a wide range of possibilities. Giving your individual issues a label before we have explored them is not useful. You may need to come to terms with something that happened in the past. You may need to make an important decision in the here-and-now. You may need to devise a plan for the future. All of these may be connected. You may have no idea what is wrong; you just know things aren’t right. Helping you explore and discover is my business.
“Doing something about it” involves change, especially change in you. You are the only element over which you have real control, but that does not mean change is easy. Wanting to change yourself — how you feel, how you think, how you behave — is the key to making a success of counselling. If you bring that, I can help.
“Engaging with a qualified counsellor” gives you a chance to see and hear your life in a new light. You may come to accept some things that you used to find intolerable. You might learn to take action against some things you have long accepted. As you bring your thoughts and feelings and actions into line, you will change. And life around you will change in response to your development. Helping you bring about those transitions is where I get my satisfaction.
If you want to know more about me and how I work, please visit my website, or contact me directly using the link below.
May all be well with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (University of Durham) an MA (London), a PhD (Birmingham) and a Diploma in Counselling (Manchester). I also have a certificate in couples counselling and considerable experience in counselling older clients. As a qualified and registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I practice privately on Fridays and also work as a volunteer counsellor for Age UK Manchester.
My approach to counselling is not tied to any one particular school or style, beyond the creation of a safe, confidential and respectful space in which clients can explore their issues. I see it as my responsibility, then, to draw on the awareness, knowledge, skills and experience that I have to co-create with each individual client an approach that best meets their needs. Working in this way, along with further study and training, I continue my own development — getting older and growing.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have listed the above problem-areas as ones that are widespread and that I feel particularly well equipped to help clients deal with. Such areas are, however, not always so easy to identify for clients themselves, and others may become relevant.
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I offer a free initial telephone consultation. Following that, my fee for a first session, at which we can confirm that it will be useful for us to continue working together, is £30.00.
The fee for each further session is £50 for individuals and £60 for couples. Payment needs to be made in cash or by cheque at the time of our meeting, or by bank transfer. Each session lasts 60 minutes.
If you cannot keep an appointment, please give me at least 24 hours notice and no fee will be charged. If you cannot give 24 hours notice, I will expect the normal fee to be paid. In mutual respect, should I need to cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, I will charge no fee for our next meeting.
Further details of the working agreement between us can be discussed as necessary before and during our first meeting.
Although I see my service as being based primarily on a face-to-face relationship, once that has been established, experience has taught me that sessions by phone or Skype can be very useful alternatives when there are problems in actually meeting face-to-face.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability at my practice on Fridays. In appropriate circumstances, home visits may be possible at other times. Skype and telephone sessions may also be arranged.
Types of client