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Julia Shearn Bsc (Hons) M.Phil, MBACP Accredited

Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3NB
07974109575 07974109575 07974109575 07974109575 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello I'm currently offering counselling at my practice or online or on the phone.  I am a professionally qualified accredited counsellor with over 20 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. At the moment I will also be offering telephone counselling online counselling and a small number of home visits locally.

Training, qualifications & experience

You can be confident in my abilities as a counsellor as I have over 20 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 since 2017 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).


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer help with

Anxiety regarding Covid 9 / Corona Virus

Facing change
Painful memories
Carer issues
Social anxiety
Being in a verbally abusive relationship
Living with an angry person
Visual impairment

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

Sexual worries

Study difficulties
Exam anxiety

Having an unloving mother or father

I also offer Cognitive hypnotherapy and teach self help EFT

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


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

Further information

I currently have appointments available Friday from 8.00am - 5pm. Also some flexibility other days

178a Whitchurch Road
CF14 3NB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I am able to offer a small number of home visits.


Tuesday to Friday 8.00am - 5pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am an integrative counsellor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Julia Shearn Bsc (Hons) M.Phil, MBACP Accredited

Julia Shearn Bsc (Hons) M.Phil, MBACP Accredited

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