Julie Baerwolf MA UKCP
City Road Therapy
335 City Road
Muswell Hill Consulting Rooms
51 Colney Hatch Lane
I am an experienced psychotherapist, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
My private practice is in North London and I see clients in Muswell Hill and Angel, Islington. As a psychotherapist, my approach is integrative, with a humanistic and existential perspective. At the heart of my practice is the client-psychotherapist relationship. I consider the relationship central to my work, believing it to hold vast therapeutic potentials. I hope to offer you a sense of holding, providing a containing environment in order to make the experience more manageable, so that we can explore material on a deep and profound level.
As an Art Psychotherapist, I welcome creativity and authenticity during our sessions. The arts can often defy the limitations of language and provide meaning and clarity to unvoiced emotions you may be feeling. The arts can be used to amplify an inner language which is initially non-verbal, to help you gain insight and understanding into your life, the past, the present and future.
No previous experience of being artistic is required. Using art materials during a psychotherapy session is another way to express yourself, so it is therefore the process of creating we are looking at rather than the finished product. As you engage with the arts you will create your own unique way of working with the materials, letting go of self-criticism, and accepting that there is no right or wrong, in Art Psychotherapy.
I also respect that the arts are not always appealing to everyone, and there is of course the option not to use any materials. We will find a way of working together that best suits you.
The Grief Recovery Method Programme- Group or 1:1 available
This is a proven action plan to help you move beyond death, divorce and other losses. The actions allow anyone who has experienced significant emotional loss to move beyond the pain and move toward recovery and happiness. This programme is not a support group, although support will be offered. This is also not therapy, although most people find the process therapeutic. I will teach the simple steps which if taken in the correct order allows the griever to move forward.
"Grievers are not broken and do not need to be fixed. They do need to be heard." (www.tgrm.co.uk).
The Grief Recovery Method is based on the best selling book The Grief Recovery Handbook by John W James and Russell Friedman.
Whether your loss is from:
Divorce/End of a Relationship
Children leaving home
Loss of trust/safety
Loss of a career
Loss of a pet
Loss of health
NEW 8-week groups starting. Please enquire for next dates.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Integrative Art Psychotherapy, from IATE (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education). I am an accredited member of UKCP and HCPC. My work adheres strictly to the UKCP code of ethics.
Certificate in Psychodrama Theory and Practice from the London Centre for Psychodrama.
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the Grove.
Certification in The Grief Recovery Method (www.tgrm.co.uk).
Certificate in Couples Counselling
As well as my private practice work, I see clients in hospice settings, and have worked in this field since 2010. Many clients have had a terminal illness, or a life limiting one such as MS. I also see family members before the loss of their loved one and/or after, including those who have had someone die suddenly and unexpectedly in accidents.
I have a special interest in working with loss - not only the loss of a loved one, but also that of one's health, identity, a job, a marriage, a relationship, or a home.
There are many circumstances and reasons in which you might consider coming to see a therapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
My fee is £50. Some lower cost sessions are available for those on little or no income. Please contact me to discuss suitability.
Please contact me for prices regarding the Grief Recovery Method. Low cost places may be offered.
I can offer short term and long term psychotherapy.
You can contact me by email, phone or text. Please leave me a message, and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Now also offering weekend sessions.
Types of client