Julie Jakeman - Play Therapist - MA Counselling Children and YP MBACP
07756 803988 / 07756 803988
I am known as Jules. I love working with children and young people and I think that one of my best qualities is to make the young child feel safe and that they can trust me. My early sessions are built on getting to know each other through puppet work, playing games and I always invite a parent/carer to join us for the first half an hour. I understand how difficult it can be for you so I like to put you at ease .I counsel children and young people from the ages of 5 years to 26 years. Children do not always have the words to express their emotions and I work in a creative way with toys, sand, clay, drawings and many more therapeutic interventions to encourage children to express themselves. Having worked in a school environment for the last 9 years I have realised the importance of having a place where children can go to feel secure.
I studied for my Masters in Counselling Children and Young People last year at Nottingham University and graduated with Merit in Person Centred Experiential Counselling. I worked for the Place2Be, which focuses on counselling children in primary schools. I also work with children who have been sexually abused and have suffered trauma. I focus on Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
My main area of focus is on trauma and I use Play therapy and trauma focused CBT. Trauma can include witnessing domestic violence ; child sexual abuse; bereavement and many other forms. I also counsel children with anxiety issues, OCD, and low self esteem. Sometimes as parents we may not know what is upsetting our child. Therapy is a place where I can help explore with the child what is troubling them.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethics and guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Counselling children and Young People - Nottingham University
AQA level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Worcester College of Technology
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Worcester College of Technology
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Foundation Course - Cruse Bereavement Care
Place2Be - Induction and Safeguarding Training
Place2Be - Working with difference and Diversity
Place"Be - Children's Emotional Wellbeing
Safeguarding Children - e-learning course
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Trauma in Adults - Acute and Complex
Young Minds - Building Adolescent Resilience
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
If you would like to talk to me, please do not hesitate to phone or email me, without obligation or fee.
Sessions cost £35 per 50-minute session. ( I am happy to discuss concessions or discounts with you).
An initial assessment with the parent would cost £20.00.
My therapy rooms are situated in a tranquil setting overlooking fields.. I have a large play therapy room, a sensory room and a room for parents when they come for their initial assessments and follow up sessions.
Please visit my website to view pictures of the setting - https:/littlestepscounselling.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have availability on the morning of Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and on a Sunday morning.
Types of client