Julie Bavridge MA (Psych), UKCP Reg

Julie Bavridge  MA (Psych), UKCP Reg

East Sheen
London
SW14

0208 878 8502 / 07949240742

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East Sheen
London
SW14

0208 878 8502 / 07949240742

About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (UKCP registered) working in both private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS and offer both long and short term counselling/psychotherapy to individuals.

I describe my approach as relational, body oriented integrative psychotherapy - a lot of words, but it means that I draw on a range of theoretical models, techniques, ideas and life experiences. For example, I work with body, mind and energy, an approach now borne out by neuroscience research, which provides hard evidence that our body and mind are functionally inseparable and designed to be synchronised in influencing how we think, feel and experience life and relationships.

So, I work towards integrating the whole person, understanding how our earliest experiences can affect mind, body and feelings, and how these can create obstacles to growth and moving on. Therefore, if it’s right for you, I sometimes work with breathing, posture, body awareness, movement, and energy, in order for you to connect with, express and release difficult feelings or a sense of numbness or apathy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 25 years of experience in Human Resources management, working in large multi-cultural corporations, and then trained as a well-being coach and personal trainer in response to the stresses of corporate life. For many years I was an independent consultant, coach and group facilitator, specialising in assisting organisations, teams and individuals to lead, communicate and manage change and transition more effectively and ethically. Training to be a counsellor and psychotherapist felt like a natural progression from this career.

As well as running my private practice in SW14, I work at a Counselling Service in Ealing and am therapist/facilitator for a black and ethnic minority (BAME) men’s group in a deprived area of NW London, as part of  an NHS funded community mental health project. I also run a number of NHS funded Emotional Health and Well-being groups for professional bi-lingual interpreters who work in challenging client settings such as child protection, hospitals, GP surgeries, housing and welfare benefits.

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling, an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) through training at the Minster Centre, one of London’s leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations.

I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical framework for good counselling and psychotherapy practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body related issues including psychosomatic symptoms

Life changes and transitions

Sense of identity and life purpose

Cross cultural relationships

Fees

My fees are £55 for 50 minutes.

A few concessionary rates may be available.

I won’t charge for an initial consultation of up to 35 minutes duration.

Cancellations:

I charge £10 for missed sessions if I have 48 hours’ notice, otherwise I ask for full payment.

Maps & Directions

London, SW14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Highly flexible including week day evenings and some Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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