Julie Atkinson Registered Member BACP Accredited
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a Registered Member BACP Accreditated Counsellor offering individual Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in Leeds and Keighley which are within easy access of Bradford, Wakefield and York via efficent road, rail and bus links. I have had experience of working with a wide range of problems and I am committed to helping people in their life journeys to move forward, to lead a more enriching life and to find their true potential. As well as working with people who have contacted me direct I have worked with staff from major companies such as Santander, 02 and Yorkshire Electricity, so I have experience of working on employment issues, as well as personal and relational problems.
I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors in training, advanced practitioners as well as designated safegurding leads. I am on various Universities approved lists such as York St John, Leeds Beckett and Leeds University, as well as other supervisee's who work either in organisations e.g. The Market Place, Leeds Mind, Yorkshire Mesmac and those in private practice.
As an accredited member of BACP all my therapeutic and supervisory practice abides by their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Designated Safeguarding Officer Level 3,, MA in Counselling and a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology, Diploma in Working with Children and young People, Qualification in Supervision Practice, Qualification in Transactional Analysis, I am accredited and registered with BACP and I am on the UK Register for Counsellors.
I have experience of working for a variety of voluntary organisations such as, the Jigsaw Visitor Centre (adjacent to HM Prison Leeds), Listening Ear (Women’s only Counselling Service) additional employment has included St.Vincent Support Centre, Outlook Lifeline project in Halifax and Leeds City College.
Furthermore I provide a counselling service for staff at Bradford Academy as well as Clinical supervision for designated safeguarding leads. In addition I provide a counselling service for children and young people at Appleton Academy and Parkwood Primary, as well as Private Practice.
I have particular experience of working with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, individuals who have experienced abuse and working with children and young people.
My training is in the person centred humanistic approach and as I have developed as a practitioner my approach has become more integrative and I draw on my skills as is most appropriate and beneficial for the individual client and this includes CBT techniques, Transactional Analysis, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Stress Management.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling / Psychotherapy £45 per 50 minute session.
Supervision: £75.00 per 1.5 hour session
£60.00 per 1 hour session
Telephone Counselling £30 for 1 hour session.
These fees are negotiable for those on low income.
Cancelling an appointment:
If 24 hrs notice is given there will be no charge. Otherwise a £20 charge will be incurred.
I offer daytime and evening appointments.