The Hove Therapy Rooms
69 Church Road
I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and that we all have the capacity to heal, grow and thrive. In the way that I work, I hope to reflect that by working with you as a team, exploring what you wish to at your pace, and being alongside you on your counselling journey.
I offer both short and long-term counselling, am fully insured, and am DBS checked. I am LGBTQ affirmative.
What you can expect from counselling with me:
I won’t try and direct you down any path you don’t wish to go. One of my desires as a counsellor is for you to feel empowered in our sessions and for you to be able to take that empowerment out into the world with you.
How I can help:
In my work with you, I feel it is vital that I offer you a confidential supportive space where we can create a safe environment where you can be yourself. Where you won’t be judged and where you don’t need to act like everything is ok if it doesn’t feel it is. Where you don’t need to smile when you don’t feel like smiling, and where you don’t have to be strong and pretend it’s all ok if it isn’t.
For things to be different we sometimes need to do things differently, and if you wish - and it is always your choice - I will explore with you how you might start to make those changes.
Because I feel it is important that you choose a counsellor you feel comfortable with, I offer a reduced rate of £20 for the first session, so you can see if you would like to work with me, and talk about what you wish to gain from having counselling. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can have a conversation on the telephone before deciding if you wish to start counselling sessions.
"The unimaginable has happened in such a short space of time thanks to my sessions with Julie. Her thought provoking questioning and listening skills enabled me to fully explore the area of my life that I was stuck in and inspired me to come up with realistic goals which I had the courage to work towards with her support. I would highly recommend Julie as a counsellor."
- Client A
"I feel that Julie listened to me, understood how I was feeling, helped me to think about underlying difficulties and challenged my thinking process. All of this helped me rethink how I do things. I appreciated the person-centred counselling style, which is very empowering.
I felt that Julie asked very specific questions, was always very alert and any interventions made were appropriate and poignant."
- Client B
Specialisms: Self esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse, relational abuse, couples counselling, young people, drug & alcohol misuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Person Centred Counselling and Research
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Level 1, 2 & 3 in Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I also offer lower costs to people on a lower income and am open to discussing a price that feels comfortable for you, dependent on your personal circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work 6 days a week - Mondays through to Saturdays, and have time slots beginning at 8 am through to 9 pm in the evenings.
Types of client