Julian Mauger MA, PgDip, MBACP
3 Paynes Park
When you come to me, we will work together on whatever is upsetting you.
This might be your anxiety, obsessions, anger, feeling you are bad or worthless, depression, difficult relationships or worrying thoughts. You may have family or relationship issues. Very often, there is more than one issue. If there are past or childhood experiences you feel still affect you now, my counselling approach allows us to explore these too. May be you are not even sure what is wrong.
Either way, I see you, the whole person. You can show up as you are and bring everything: all the difficult stuff, the mess, the feelings. Come and talk and we will start making sense of it all, so that you can move forward in your life.
I have 30 years' experience working in counselling, mentoring and providing individual support.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working in the North London (Barnet) and Hertfordshire areas. I work one-to-one with adults and young people, mostly from 14 years upwards.
As well as working in private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor for a charity providing services for people who have lost a pregnancy, baby or child, including through miscarriage or termination; and people facing domestic abuse. Previously, I have provided counselling for people who have a lost a family member or been traumatised in a road crash.
I have lived and worked in a probation hostel for young offenders and in a hostel for homeless men with alcohol addiction, as well as mentoring young offenders from 8-18 years old in Glasgow's housing estates. In my spare time, I have run an online support group for people with gender identity issues, managed a charity shop and worked with teenagers with behavioural issues in a London youth club.
I have also held directorships at charities dealing with welfare rights and human rights violations and chaired housing panels relating to people with mental health problems, with disabilities and facing domestic violence or abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 7 - Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 - University Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
Specialist counselling training - Traumatic bereavement (Road Victims Trust)
Other qualifications - MA, University of Oxford
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I am committed to on-going professional development and work within their Code of Ethics. I hold comprehensive civil liability insurance and have been Enhanced DBS checked to work with vulnerable adults and children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with people who:
- are transgender
- have multiple personalities or Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
- dissociate or have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
I also enjoy helping people to find their own, very personal identity and place in the world, sometimes related to ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality.
£45 per session.
Sessions are weekly at the same time each week and last 50 minutes.
At the first session we can talk about what help you would like and how counselling / therapy might help you. You are not under any obligation to continue.
If you are not sure about counselling, please ask for a one-off introductory session for £20 instead of the full fee. (Introductory sessions also last 50 minutes.)
Just call or text me (07963 740048) or email me from this page if you are considering counselling for yourself or someone close to you. I aim to reply the same day or at least within 24 hours.
The room in Hitchin is very close to Waitrose car park and a couple of minutes walk from the High Street. There is plenty of public parking nearby. The New Barnet location has free street parking nearby and is about five minutes walk from New Barnet train station. Both locations are wheelchair accessible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have a few spaces available during the week and on Saturday mornings. (Introductory sessions also available for £20.)
Types of client