Julia Bueno UKCP Reg
I am a qualified, experienced, and UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, working in Stoke Newington, N16.
Talking therapies can have a reputation for being aloof, or even seen as an indulgence. They are also often misrepresented in the media. There are so many types, it can be overwhelming. You might feel worried about what will happen in therapy, or unsure which approach will work best for you. I hope to de-mystify what takes place in therapy so you can think further about whether it is what you are looking for.
If you've made it this far, perhaps you are feeling something that is getting in the way of things. Maybe you are sad, angry, anxious, low or struggling to like yourself. Maybe you are feeling ok, but you would like to improve how you relate to other people, face life's challenges, or even parent your children. You may be in a relationship that is struggling and needs help to get back on track.
My experience has convinced me that talking about your concerns with someone trained to hear them, and respond to them, in a particular way, can be very helpful. It won't "cure" you, or delete a painful past, but it can equip you to move on with greater ease, and pave the way for further positive change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma and a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. (I also have a BA Hons Jurisprudence and LLM in Law). I also have a Diploma in Supervision, and began a Doctorate in Psychotherapy in 2015.
I am registered with the UKCP. As well as my private practice, I blog about the talking therapies for welldoing.org, Private Practice journal and the London Psychotherapy Network blog, as well as my own blog. I often give quotes to the media. I have worked in University counselling, WHCM Forrest Counselling service and the NHS as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I have been a Trustee of the Miscarriage Association and a Trustee of the Minster Centre - a pioneering training institute of Integrative Psychotherapy.
Many moons ago I began my professional life teaching law, and as a solicitor in the City, before training as a reflexologist and writing features for national newspapers...this led me, via detours, to psychotherapy.
I continue to learn - my training will continue despite my qualifications.
More recently, I have integrated my mindfulness practice with my work and continue to train in Compassion-Focused work.
I also offer supervision to therapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest and experience in working with depression, anxiety, and anyone struggling with a deep sense of shame. I also have particular experience in working with women who have struggled with their fertility, pregnancy or birth.
I am the author of The Brink of Being - talking about miscarriage (Virago Press/Penguin USA)
I charge £70 a session (50 mins), including the first. I have a small number of concessionary places, so please do ask if the full fee would mean you can't work with me. I charge £90 a session for couples (60 mins).
I ask for 24 hour cancellation period or my full fee is payable. I charge a £10 fee for all other cancellations to reflect the running costs of holding a space for you.
No fee is payable where I cancel for any reason.
I charge £70 an hour for supervision, and have concessionary spaces.
I am registered with PPP AXA, AVIVA and some other health insurers.
I don't expect you to lie down on a couch (although you are welcome to), nor do I sit in silence. I hope to be in dialogue with you, and welcome a creative approach to our work. If you don't want to talk, you are free to bring drawings, dreams, journals, poems or music - or whatever feels right.
I don't set formal 'homework' each week, but often suggest something in particular to focus upon and return for us to think about together again.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mon-Fri at various times. Sat morning.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I completed a Diploma in Supervision in 2015 with distinction.