Juliet Edwardson, MA, MBACP Accredited
Taunton Acupuncture Centre
3 The Parade
Welcome. It can be a big step to consider the possibility of counselling. Many people approach this decision somewhat nervously, but are pleasantly surprised and pleased with the outcome of the time they spend in counselling. It is a great relief to find different ways of dealing with problems which may have been negatively impacting the quality of life for a long time. With a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and over 18 years of experience I have provided counselling and psychotherapy for a broad age group of people from children to older adults.
I have experience with working with people going through anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues or relationship difficulties, grief and loss, relationship break-ups, life transitions, eating disorders, cutting and self-harm, suicidal thinking, identity problems, addictive behaviours, trauma and histories of abuse and many more concerns. I would be glad to meet with you and see how we might be able to work together successfully.
On the first meeting we have a chance to see if this would be a good place for you working with me. I can offer the option of a free half hour appointment for you to meet me and talk through what you would like to get out of counselling. Most people find that once they have taken that initial step of coming for the first appointment that they are ready and energised to move forward with the counselling relationship.
I uses offices in Taunton, Minehead, and Dulverton, and work with all age groups from children as young as two, through teenage years to adults. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is available as is couple as well as individual counselling. I also provide telephone and online video counselling usually via Skype or Facebook.
Please feel free to talk to me if you have any questions or concerns which need clarifying.
It is also possible to provide various group work on a variety of issues, including leadership, anxiety and performance, anger management, teen issues such as identity, sexuality and body image. It is possible for these to be held at your office or academic institution.
I look forward to talking to you.
Some of the problems I can help you address:
- Grief and loss
- Negative thinking
- Addictive behaviours
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Effects of family divorce
- Anger and conflict
- Food issues including anorexia or bulimia or overeating
- Impact of traumatic experiences
- Failure to perform at work or school or in relationships
- Self-harm (cutting/ burning/suicidal thoughts)
- Adjusting to a different culture
- Family issues, current or past
- Recovering from domestic abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Life changes
- Relationship difficulties
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified in 1998
MA Counselling Psychology, BSc Psychology (including Marriage and Family)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
Adheres to the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I trained at a treatment centre which specialised in helping adults, teenagers and children who had experienced traumatic abuse including sexual, domestic, physical, spiritual and verbal abuse. Using play and group therapy with traumatised children.
I spent many years working in academic environments helping people whose struggles were impacting their ability to succeed both personally and professionally.
My experience also includes community work with people who are adjusting to life after a "breakdown" and may have been hospitalised, during a period of unemployment or significant health problems.
Having practised abroad for a few years, I became licensed as a Psychological Practitioner in America where I taught seminars on issues such as eating disorders, addictive behaviours, depression and suicide. In this context I worked with cross-cultural transition and the different ways people of different cultures experience their emotions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Play therapy with children
£40 for individual counselling
£60 for couples
Groups cost according to numbers and travelling distance
A limited number of reduced fee appointments are available. Please enquire about these at the first appointment.
Evening hours available and some week-ends
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and some evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|