Julie Murphy, Wishaw Counselling Service

Julie Murphy, Wishaw Counselling Service

Kenilworth Avenue
North Lanarkshire


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Kenilworth Avenue
North Lanarkshire


About me

I am a Counsellor who works in a Person-Centred way and I aim to understand your world from your viewpoint rather than my interpretation of it which allows me to work with you in the best possible way.

I provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to work on what you want, when you feel ready. You are in control of what you work on and I will never make you work on anything you are not ready to. I believe this is the best way to meet your needs.

Counselling can help you get a better understanding of your situation enabling you to move forward.

You can call, text or e-mail and I will get back to you as soon as possible. We will have a quick chat to find out what you are looking for. We then book an introductory appointment to cover how I work in more detail, and also for to me to get a better understanding of what you want from counselling. For this initial session I only charge £20.


Training, qualifications & experience


  • Aug 2010 – May 2011 - Motherwell College. HNC in Counselling.
  • Oct 2012 – May 2014 - Strathclyde University. Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling.


I currently work for a charity which specialises in working with Survivors of abuse ranging from physical, sexual, domestic, mental and neglect from the past or present. I also work with family members of Survivors of abuse.

In this role I work with Clients who come to get help to work through various and multiple traumas and losses. Counselling can be their first step to dealing with their problems and traumas in a safe environment at their own pace.

Clients may also want to make life changes for the better but are stuck and are unsure how or where to start.

I have been in this role since Jan 2015. I am based in various prisons working with males, females, and young offenders.

In the years prior to this I have worked for other charities specialising in areas but not limited to

  • Mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, loss & bereavement, relationship breakdowns including separation, betrayal, affairs and divorce, anger management, PTSD, gender dysphoria and sexuality.
  • Moderate to severe mental health issues including psychosis, dissociation, self harm,  and hearing voices.
  • Various other charities which specialise in working with Survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

These charities include Open Secret for 2.5 years, Time and Space for 3 years, SAMH for 2 years, Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre for over 3 years and a few other smaller charities.

I also worked as a Support Worker within a relief youth care setting and another charity that supports visually impaired Clients.

Professional & Personal Development Programmes

  • June 2017 - Scottish Trans Alliance. Clinical Forum, Sex Offender Practitioner, 1 day course.
  • August 2016 - Compassion Focused Therapy, 1 day course.
  • January 2016 - Child Protection Training, 1 day course.
  • November 2015 - Crisis and Aggression Limitation and Management, 4 day course.
  • June 2015 - Bluebell PND Service. Understanding Ante/Postnatal Depression/Anxiety, 1 day course.
  • March 2015 - Strathclyde University. Non-Directive Play Therapy in Action, 2 day course.
  • February 2015 - Ron Coleman, & David Campbell. Reclaiming our lives: Working with Males who have experienced sexual abuse, 1 day course.
  • September 2014 - David Murphy. Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship, 1 day course.
  • Jan 2012 - Motherwell College. National Unit in Clinical Psychology, 3 month course.
  • Sept 2010 - Motherwell College. Scottish Mental Health First Aid, 1 month course.
  • Jan 2010 - Motherwell College Introduction to Counselling, 3 month course.

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First sessions are half price at £20 for 50 minutes then each session after this is £40 for 50 minutes.

Further information

In my different roles I have worked with Clients long term on a weekly basis for as long as they needed Counselling and also in a time limited way where we have a set number of sessions on a weekly basis.

Whatever your needs, we can work together for as long as you feel is necessary. There is no set time limit or a maximum number of sessions.

At the moment my availability is Thursday pm and Fridays all day. If these days are unsuitable for you please let me know and we can arrange something for you outwith these times. I have appointments ranging from early morning to evenings.

I am a 5 minute walk from the town centre, a 10 minute walk from the train station and if coming by car free parking is available on site.

On entry there are 2 steps at the front door and my office is based up 1 flight of stairs. If this is a problem for you please let me know and we can arrange an alternative setting.

Maps & Directions

Wishaw, ML2 7LT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Thursdays late aftenoon and evening and Fridays all day and eveining. If either of these days don't suit please let me know and we can try to arrange another appointment.

Types of client

Older adults