Julie Gallie MBACP, MA, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), RN, NNEB.
01268 571946 / 07954 506961
Coming to see a counsellor for the first time is difficult, but as a qualified counsellor with nine years experience working with young people and adults, I can help you feel relaxed, comfortable and able to share your thoughts and feelings. Providing you with the space to tell your story in a safe, non judgmental atmosphere. Gently helping you find the power within you, and take your first step towards change and a better life.
Are you struggling, feeling lost and alone facing the same old problems? With the same thoughts and feelings going round in your head, affecting your relationships, making you feel unhappy and impacting on your health? And are you thinking about making changes to tackle issues and improve your life and wondering if counselling could help? I can help you to overcome these problems and break free from the cycles which are keeping you stuck and stopping you from living your life to the full.
I have experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorder, addiction, bipolar disorder/ manic depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), post natal depression, affairs and betrayal, separation and divorce, anger management, bereavement, low self esteem, low self confidence, stress, eating disorders, pain management together with many other problems.
The therapy I provide promotes clarity and understanding of your problems, creating the opportunity to change underlying patterns of negative thinking and emotional responses which create anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress, addiction and stop you from living your life to the full. Helping you bring about changes in your life, to break free of old patterns of relationships, behaviors, emotions and feelings which are keeping you stuck. Empowering you to move forward in your life and relationships, helping you to find your true self and live your life to the full.
Contacting me is your first step towards a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life, to become the person you always wanted to be.
Counselling helps you build stronger relationships, improve your communication skills, and identify and clarify your goals in life. To be more at ease with the past without feelings of guilt, anger and resentment, more confident about the future without feelings of panic and fear, and allowing you to enjoy the here and now, living life to the full in the present moment. Imagine having the tools to handle life’s challenges with wisdom and skill, counselling helps transform your inner world to a place of wholeness and ease, to find peace in the middle of a frantic world.
I have always worked in the caring profession, have a keen interest in helping people and consider myself to be a 'people person'. I have an open, honest and compassionate approach to my work, providing the time and space to explore you thoughts and feelings, at you own pace, in a safe, non- judgmental environment. I have a down to earth sensible manner and our first meeting will not commit you to further sessions unless you feel it is right for you. Together we can work towards your personal goals, enabling you to access your inner resources, promoting empowerment towards the resolution of personal difficulties and problems.
I can introduce you to the benefits of mindfulness and mindful living, helping you to free yourself from habitual and automatic ways of thinking and reacting, enabling you to instead, bring your focus to the here and now and mindfully respond to the present moment in more skillful ways. This helps individuals tackle problems such as anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, relationship issues and weight control.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, and a member of the British Association for counsellors and psychotherapists, and abide by their code of ethics. And have a Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy.
I provide a personal, fully confidential service in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere, with free and easy parking, and am currently working in Wickford, I also provide home visits within the comfort of your home.
I hold an up to date CRB enhanced disclosure, and also public liability insurance.
Please contact me either by phone or email if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in psychotherapy/ Counselling.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy/ Counselling.
BSc (Hons) First Class Palliative care.
I have eight years experience working as a counsellor, high intensity therapist and psychotherapist. I work in private practice and for the J's Hospice (the young people's hospice) and my past experience includes working in the bereavement team at Farleigh hospice.
I have experience working with many different problems, and people from a wide range of backgrounds. And have a Masters degree and post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have a long career behind me in the caring profession, with nineteen years working in palliative care working with patients and their families at the end of life which has provided me with great insight and understanding into the human condition. This included working as a senior nurse on an inpatient palliative care unit and also in the community in 'the hospice at home service'. During this time I obtained a BSc (Hons) in palliative care.
My nursing background also includes working as a registered nurse (RN) on a cardiac care unit and general wards. And working as a Nursery nurse (NNEB) in a Special Care Baby Unit, on post natal wards and working with disadvantaged children and their families.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement support to help clients move forward in their lives and express their feelings of grief in a safe and confidential environment.
Relationship problems, drug and alcohol problems.
Moving on from childhood abuse.
I can introduce clients to the benefits of mindfulness and mindful practice. And have experience working with clients using mindfulness based relaxation techniques in the management and reduction of stress, anxiety, anger management, addiction and chronic pain.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
£55 for each session.
Home visits from £50 depending on location.
Counselling provides the space to reflect, understand ourselves and our difficulties fully, promoting positive decision making and clarity of thought, helping us to move forward in our lives.
I have been successful working with addictions, helping clients through the difficult period of moving away psychologically from behaviors which are self defeating and dangerous, towards a more positive future.
My work takes a mindfulness based approach to dealing with anxiety, stress reduction, panic attacks, anger management, depression, addiction and other problems, the therapy designed to change the underlying patterns of negative thinking and emotional reactions. Slowing down thoughts and providing the techniques to relaxation, moving away from 'stuck' thinking into a healthier and happier way of life.
The therapy includes simple relaxation techniques which harness both mind and body to bring about emotional ease enhancing feelings of well being, concentration, focus and develop physical and mental resilience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Clients seen in relaxed and private therapy rooms - Sundays Mondays Tuesdays from 10am - 8pm, free parking available. I also see clients in their own homes seven days of the week up to 8pm.
Types of client