Julie Kelly Cognitive Behavioural / EMDR Psychotherapist.
I can help you to feel better about yourself and move on with your life. I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) therapist.
Bsc (hons) Psch. Ad Dip CBT. BABCP(accred). EMDR Cert.
I have extensive experience working with people who have a range of issues that detrimentally affect their lives. And am pleased to say that they have enjoyed positive results.
I am an accredited member of the BABCP, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK:
CBT can help with many aspects of emotional issues and difficulties: in many cases CBT is the therapy 'of choice' according to NHS NICE guidelines.
I am lucky to have had many years experience working in the voluntary sector and the NHS as a therapist, and currently work for a leading specialist mental healthcare provider in York.
I am now pleased to offer CBT from locations in Harrogate.
This is pure Cognitive Behavioural Therapy delivered by a CBT specialist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy; a trained EMDR therapist. I also offer Schema focused therapy and hold a BSc (hons) degree in psychology. I always make every effort to keep my practice in line with recent developments in CBT by undertaking regular supervision and regular training courses to update skills and keep a-breast of developments within the profession.
My experience spans over 10 years as a therapist, in a wide variety of settings including the NHS and the private sector.
A key part of my experience involves inpatient and outpatient care and expertise with Trauma. Within my current role I work in a Trauma service offering therapy to clients with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) ranging from simple to complex trauma. I also work with people who have a wide range of agendas.
You can be confident that as an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practice of the BABCP.
(This is contained in a document entitled "Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy".)
My Professional Indemnity Insurance is provided by Howdens Professional Risks.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Debt counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
You can access a free confidential telephone consultation, with no obligation. If you decide that CBT is for you, then we can begin your road to recovery. This consultation will be arranged at a time to suit you.
Fees are negotiable depending upon your personal circumstances. I can offer home visits, Telephone, email and Skype appointments. (Fee’s negotiable. Please call me for more details.)
Fees can be paid on a session by session basis; this can be paid in cash, paypal or by cheque at the beginning of the session.
If you wish to pay in advance, for a block of sessions, we can arrange a discount.
How it works....
Free confidential telephone consultation.
You can access this free consultation to discuss your issues and difficulties and I will answer any questions you may have at that time. There is no obligation to enter therapy; this is purely to help you decide whether CBT is the right thing for you to do to move forward.
First session (assessment)
The first session of therapy will allow us to develop a shared understanding of the issues affecting you and your life. This usually focuses on identifying how your thoughts, ideas, feelings, attitudes, and behaviours affect your day-to-day life. Together we can then decide on a treatment plan, with goals to work towards and the number of sessions we expect you will require to fully address your issues.
Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. Typically, a session of therapy is once weekly to begin with. A course of CBT can be longer or shorter depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Some difficulties can be treated over 6- 10 sessions, other more complex issues may take longer.
Content and structure of therapy.
You will be encouraged to take an active part in therapy, and will usually be given homework between sessions. If you have social anxiety, for example, you may be asked to keep a diary of your thoughts and activities which occur when you become anxious before, or during a relevant event or episode.
To gain best value from the work we undertake together: Further homework may involve experimenting with alternative ways of coping, which you have learned during therapy.
The homework aspect of CBT is crucial in enabling us to understand what happens in real-life situations and encourages you to experiment in between sessions, in order to get the most out of the therapeutic process and make the changes that are helpful for you and improve your quality of life.
No information discussed in therapy will be given to any third party or agency without your prior consent. This includes information about whether or not you are using the service.
Confidentiality may be breached only under the following circumstances:
- Where there is a risk of serious harm to you by another party
- Where there is risk of serious harm by you to another party or to yourself
- Where there is risk of harm to a minor
- Where it is in your best interest to do so but where it is not possible to obtain your consent
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|