Julie Webb, MA; MBACP (Acc'd) Counsellor Psychotherapist & Supervisor. CB5 & CB2
The Beechwood Complementary Medical Practice
41 Hills Road
I am an experienced person-centred existential psychotherapist working with people experiencing psychological distress such as anxiety, panic or depression; relationship difficulties, and decision dilemmas. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to,
- explore the issues and difficulties that life, relationships, and some patterns of behaviour create.
- gain greater understanding, clarity and increased self-awareness.
- create an opportunity to make changes in your life with confidence and support.
Counselling & Psychotherapy:
Counselling and Psychotherapy creates a fertile environment for clarity, psychological healing and change. It is a space where you can explore a sense of who you are, what you want, and perhaps what you don’t want. You will be met with an aspiration of warmth, compassion and understanding, creating a trusting safe space for you to challenge your assumptions, beliefs, and relational habits: a space where we get to concentrate on you, your dilemma, your distress, whatever you have sought therapy for.
As an experienced BACP registered and accredited therapist, I have counselled clients across the generations, in a confidential space to explore problems in living such as:
relationship difficulties (inc romantic, friendship, family, work-related, present & historical)
anxiety & stress
divorce and separation
decision making & life choices
gender and sexuality
self-esteem and confidence issues
abuse - present & historical
health anxieties & illness
Therapy respectfully and compassionately, places trust in unconscious motivational forces to reveal what is limiting, hurting, and what matters to each person as an individual. Working in this way enables you to move forward in a safe and confident way.
Couples therapy can provide invaluable insight into the workings of your relationship, whether familial, friendship, romantic, marriage, heterosexual or same sex. How we relate to one another has a profound impact on our wellbeing and function in the world and choosing the option to look at it more deeply is a courageous step. Couples come to counselling for all kinds of reasons and do not have to wait until crisis point of staying or leaving is reached. Couples counselling is offered to any couple wishing to take a deep look at their relationship and its workings.
Whilst the past necessarily influences the present, my approach with couples is to work in the here and now and explore the intricate dynamic between you such as - what habits of relating do you have individually and together? What patterns have you fallen into? What matters to you most? How do you hear one another? Where are you not hearing? What do you want from each other? What are you experiencing in your body as you relate to each other? These are all possible questions that may be implicit if you choose to embark upon couples counselling, and I look forward to exploring with you whatever seems difficult in your relationship right now.
I also offer Hypnotherapy as a way to engage in specific stress-related issues and the experience of anxiety. This is an evidence-based approach that has been approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS). There is nothing gimmicky or flimsy about the approach and it has nothing to do with popular 'stage-hypnosis' that you may have seen on the television.
This is short-term solution focussed therapy and you may find that you only need 4-6 sessions to experience real improvement in whatever specific issue is holding you back. You need no special clothing and will be able to function fully immediately afterwards in order to get on with your day. You are free to re-engage in hypnotherapy for a different issue at any time and may find that experiencing relief in one issue may have a knock-on effect with other issues too.
How many sessions will you need?
The number of sessions is different for each person. For counselling & psychotherapy some clients find that 10 sessions is enough to address their concern and find a way through. Others find 20-30 sessions helps identify and address more ingrained issues and habits that seem to impede their life somehow. There are other clients that see this kind of therapy as part of their ongoing self-care and personal development and we can find ourselves working for a year or more. Hypnotherapy is short-term therapy and you may only require 4-6 sessions. Therapy can take many twists and turns, and being open to the necessary unfolding nature can make therapy extremely rewarding for you.
I also work with insurance companies Aviva, Vitality and Health Assured if you are registered as part of your employment.
What some clients have said...
“Julie has been fantastically helpful for me. She worked with me to build a great relationship. When the approach we were taking in our sessions was too much for me she was kind and understanding. We then discussed new approaches and boundaries, which helped me feel comfortable to continue. I have worked my way to a much more comfortable emotional state with her help”. - K.W. 32yrs
“In my sixties I was surprised to find myself suddenly in what felt like a predicament of indecision involving retirement, separation and ill health simultaneously. After going round in circles for ages I decided to seek counselling for the first time in my life. I'm so glad I found Julie who I felt understood my situation and was able to gently help me find my way through.” - N.L. 68yrs.
“This was not what I expected. I didn’t expect to hear myself say the things I said or feel the way I did. Working with Julie allowed me to unravel the knots and make some sense for myself. As I started to feel better and more settled, I was able to make better decisions. Sometimes it was hard work but the benefits last a long time.” - D.W. 42yrs
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my early career in the NHS as a Personal Development Trainer, followed by running my own company in training and marketing. After a career break to establish a family and undertake academic study and research, I worked as an independent Philosophical Counsellor and Life Coach and this work still underpins my practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist. As a Counsellor I have worked with clients presenting a range of issues in the NHS GP Medical setting, and I had established a substantial private practice in Shrewsbury before relocating to Cambridge in 2015. I work with insurance companies to support clients referred from EAP schemes and Occupational Health departments.
As a counselling lecturer, I have taught counselling to qualified practitioner/degree level and have also delivered workshops in assertive training, philosophy for living, philosophy for therapists, gender and sexuality.
I am also a writer and have published articles in Self & Society (journal for humanistic psychology), The Journal for Existential Analysis (SEA), The Journal for Person-Centered Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP), and have recently co-written and co-edited with Manu Bazzano, a collection of essays about philosophy and therapy - Therapy and the Counter-Tradition: The Edge of Philosophy.
BACP registered and accredited membership
BACP Accredited Register
Associate Member of Adlerian Society UK and Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP)
Member Association Humanistic Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision: Accredited Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP); Certificate in Supervision: An Integrative Approach - Accredited ASIIP; Certificate Evidence-based Cognitive Hypnotherapy (BPS approved); Couples Training: The Relational Academy; Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling (BACP accredited) ; Diploma CBT ; MA Humanities ; BA (Hons) in English & Philosophy; Certificate Training & Development
I attend a minimum of 30hours continued professional development per year in accordance with my professional association requirements.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work as a Clinical Supervisor with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Trainees, offering a reflective space to explore client work, experiences and concerns, organisational issues, and the supervisory relationship itself. My supervisory work is underpinned by encouragement, support, equality and reflection and meets standards articulated in the BACP Ethical Framework. Challenge, used collaboratively and supportively within the supervisory context, is also of importance in aiding our growth as practitioners. My supervision training is integrative and accredited by the ASIIP (Adlerian Institute for Individual Psychology).
I also have experience of working with speech therapists, teaching staff, occupational health staff, and other helping professions including nursing who too feel the need of a reflective and supportive space.
A supervisory match is important as the relationship can last for many years and is not only a necessary part of our work as therapists, but is an invaluable aspect of our practice, so do please feel free to contact me for a introductory chat in the first instance.
As I have spent a number of years as a counselling lecturer & trainer, I am also experienced in supervising counselling & psychotherapy trainees.
Consultations and fees are:
£60 for individual 50 minute session.
£70 for couples 60 minute session.
£60 per 50 minute session.
£60 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I work as a Clinical Supervisor with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Trainees, offering a reflective space to explore client work, experiences and concerns, organisational issues, and the supervisory relationship itself.View supervision profile