Julia Shearn Bsc(Hons) M.Phil, MBACP Accredited
I am a professionally qualified accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 18 years of counselling experience. I draw from CBT, humanistic approaches and solution focused therapy. I am Accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I offer a space where there is respect, warm understanding and sensitive encouragement to explore problems and to develop new ways of coping.
I see people facing all sorts of problems, as well as those whose goal is to explore their lives further.
Each session lasts an hour and the fee is £50 for individual counselling and £60 for couples counselling.
Our first session would be an opportunity to look at what issues are concerning you and to see how we can work together. If you then decide you would like to continue, we can arrange to meet again. The number of sessions you have will be up to you to choose. You may just want one or two sessions. Many people find that they make some positive changes in their lives after six meetings, but others find it helpful to continue for longer, staying with me for 10 or 20 sessions or many more. Some people find it helpful to continue with sessions for the long-term. The choice will be entirely down to your preferences.
I work at a private counselling and therapy practice situated on Whitchurch Road in Cardiff. It is a warm, friendly and modern space with a number of counsellors and therapists working from the practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
You can be confident in my abilities as a counsellor as I have over 18 years counselling experience and I am one of the few counsellors who have attained accredited status with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
The BACP is one of the main governing bodies of counselling and psychotherapy in Britain. Being accredited means that I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that meets an advanced standard set by BACP.
As well as working privately, I am currently working as a counsellor and supervisor for a charity for families where I see individuals and couples. I worked for over 13 years as a counsellor in Cardiff University with staff, students, members of the public and supervising other counsellors. I have also worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery. In addition, I have over 19 years research experience at Cardiff University, University of South Glamorgan and in the NHS, which has included research on depression, self esteem, families, visual impairments, end of life care, dementia and the challenges faced by carers. I currently am counselling parents in a children's centre.
Accredited British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (CSCT 2001).
BSc (Hons.) Psychology (Cardiff University, 1990)
M.Phil (Cardiff University 1997).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer help with
Being in a verbally abusive relationship
Living with an angry person
Not enjoying being a parent
Falling in love with the wrong person.
your partner is having an affair
You are having an affair
making sense of infidelity
Struggling with becoming a parent
Having an unloving mother or father
I also offer Cognitive hypnotherapy and teach self help EFT
Sessions are £50 for individuals and each session lasts for one hour
Introductory sessions for individuals are £50 and last one hour
Sessions are £60 for couples and each session lasts for one hour
Introductory sessions for couples are £60 and last one hour
I also offer supervision at £50
I currently have appointments available Friday from 8.00am - 5pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays 4pm and Friday 8.00am - 5pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative counsellor.