Julie Woodier MBACP (Accred) BSc Couns,
Bow Street Therapy Rooms
1 Chaloner House
Bow Street Centre
Hello and welcome to my profile
You’re probably reading this because you’ve reached a time in your life when you need a bit of additional support to help you cope with, and make sense of, some of life’s difficulties.
I have worked with hundreds of clients in a similar situation, presenting with a range of issues (see below for the areas of counselling I cover). Counselling is a confidential talking therapy that can help you gain relief from emotional distress, such as grief, anxiety, depression, stress or relationship issues. Counselling seeks to help you find ways of coping with the personal issues you may be experiencing. These may range from immediate concerns to more long-standing issues. The solutions I provide will be especially designed to support those needs.
My experience as an Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist stretches over 13 years, working with adults and young people aged 16 years and over. My Person Centred approach puts you and your needs at the heart of any treatment. In addition, I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing) and a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors and student counsellors.
Caring and sensitive by nature, I am committed to treating all of my clients with respect and acceptance. My aim is to provide a safe environment and an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living that will support your ongoing wellbeing.
I firmly believe that we all carry within us the ability to grow and heal. Sometimes, we lose sight of that and need a helping hand to reconnect. I can provide that helping hand by supporting you as you develop a greater understanding of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy
- BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- UKCP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4 EMDR Training
- EMDR Europe Accredited Practioner
- 1st Degree in Reiki
- 2nd Degree in Reiki
- Reiki Master Degree
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- For the past 12 years I have worked as a Student Counsellor in a sixth Form College giving me a wealth of experience working with adolescents in a counselling capacity
- Staff Counselling within Education has allowed me to develop a great understanding of the pressures both teaching and support staff can be faced with at times
- Personal Development
Counselling/Psychotherapy £40.00 per hour
EMDR (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing) £40.00 per hour
Personal Therapy for Student Counsellors £25.00 per hour
Clinical Supervision £60 for 1 ½ hours
Reiki £25.00 – 50 minute session
5 Week Mindfulness Courses £95.00
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing
Old disturbing memories and traumas can be stored in the brain in isolation; they get locked into the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings involved, causing you to feel stuck in that place and unable to move forward or understand why you feel or behave the way you do. The old distressing material can be triggered periodically by new experiences which reactivates the feelings from the old locked away memory. This prevents learning/healing from taking place. In another part of your brain, you already have most of the information you need to resolve this problem, the two just cannot connect. Once EMDR starts, a linking takes place. New information can come to mind and resolve the old problems. This may be what happens spontaneously in REM or dream sleep when eye movements help to process unconscious material.
The overall aim of EMDR is to reprocess old disturbing memories/traumas so you can live your life more comfortably.
EMDR can be very effective when working with past traumatic events, phobia’s and anxiety.
I am a Reiki Master
Reiki means ‘Universal Life Energy’ it is of Eastern origin, an art of ‘laying of hands’. Reiki works by healing mind, body and soul at its own pace and with its own intelligence. During a treatment Reiki energy flows through the hands of the therapist who places their hands on certain parts of the body known as the Chakras. The client often experiences a very deep state of relaxation, as the energy helps to assist a natural healing process towards emotional balance and inner peace.
· Relieves stress in Body and Mind
· Aids Restful Sleeping
· Aids Clarity of Thinking
· Aids Clearing Emotional Blocks
· Aids Energy Renewal
· Aids Relaxation
· Increases Spiritual Awareness
· Accelerates Natural Healing
Your Reiki therapist is not medically trained and therefore is unable to diagnose illness, if you have any concerns you must consult your GP.
Reiki is extremely safe and beneficial as a complimentary therapy whilst taking medication, however, should never be used as a substitute.
I have developed and deliver a 5 Week Mindfulness Course in a group setting please contact me for details of my courses. Or if you would like me to come into your place of work or to deliver a course within your group I would be more than happy to discuss this further.
“I have had 20 sessions with Julie, straight away I felt safe and comfortable to talk about anything with her. Within the 20 sessions I have changed from being at my worst to now being the person I never thought I could be again, this is down to Julie, she is caring, understanding and incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend Julie to anybody who needed this service as she has helped me 100%.”
Female aged 25
“You have helped me open doors behind which peace, tranquillity and harmony reign…. The world certainly seems like a very different place, I can’t thank you enough.”
Female aged 42
“Thank you Julie for supporting me through this difficult period, I came to you just at the right time and now feel I am in a better place and thinking more positively about the future.”
Male aged 29
Thank you for your interest in my Counselling Service, please feel free to contact me for more information or to book an appointment. You can contact me by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07709896542
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My 2 practices are based in the comfort and privacy of my own therapy room & home. I am available Wednesday & Thursday, some evening appointments are available. Free parking is available
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors and student counsellors.View supervision profile