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Julia Adler MBACP Accred

Maidenhead SL6 & London W8 07980 265 486 07980 265 486 Registered / Accredited
Maidenhead SL6 & London W8
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About me


Individual and couples therapy in Kensington W8 and Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Experienced, accredited counsellor with 18 years experience.
MBACP accredited / UKRC registered.

Most people come to therapy because they are wanting greater levels of well being in their life. There may be a relationship breakdown or disconnection, a painful change of life circumstance, sadness, depression, guilt and anxiety - these issues visit all of us at some point in our lives. As an experienced therapist, I have been helping people through these difficulties for the past 18 years.

I work with clients to develop greater levels of self acceptance and self compassion. Aspects of therapy are also practical and may involve developing new ways of relating to yourself and others, solving problems and developing new skills which will enable you to create healthier and more satisfying bonds.

A key aspect of my way of working is that I place an equal focus on what is strong, healthy and successful in your life. By acknowledging, articulating and building on what is working well, clients are enabled and empowered, not only to solve problems and gain new perspectives, but also to achieve higher levels of hope, resilience and confidence.

Collaborative, empowering approach

Always keeping in mind the goals you set, the focus is on understanding your motivations, attitudes and feelings as well as your deepest held beliefs about yourself, others and the world. This allows you to begin to challenge negative beliefs and thoughts which interfere with stable levels of well- being and happiness.

Sessions are dynamic and solution focussed.

A deepening understanding of yourself facilitates a more conscious and intentional approach to life and the challenges you face. As awareness increases you will find that you are able to step away from rote and conditioned behaviour and instead - choose and experiment with healthy and more empowered ways of being.


Training, qualifications & experience

Julia has been practising as a counsellor for almost 18 years. She has worked in agency settings, the NHS, addiction recovery programmes, child protection services and in private practice.

Her approach is best described as ‘integrative’ meaning that she has trained in several theoretical modalities including humanistic psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology, Emotion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Julia has extensive experience working with:

• Family and relationship issues
• Low self esteem / confidence
• Work problems
• Addictions and co-dependency
• Depression / anxiety / stress
• Life transitions and change
• Developing personal strengths and optimism

Training Highlights

Emotion Focused Couples therapy training

Encounter Couples Therapy training

MSc Applied Positive Psychology (on-going)
Post Graduate Certificate CBT
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Certificate Counselling
Diploma in Groupwork
Contextual Couples training
Specialist training addictions and substance abuse
Professional life coach
Specialist training - Existential philosophy and psychotherapy

Professional membership and accreditations

Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACPaccred)

Member of UK Register of Counsellors (UKRC)

Member of European Network of Positive Psychology (ENPP)

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



Pre-marital counselling

Co-parenting agreements

Conscious uncoupling

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychosynthesis


To schedule an appointment or to have a preliminary discussion please call 07980 265 486 or email julia.adler@btinternet.com. If you leave a message or email please indicate which location (Maidenhead or Kensington) you are enquiring about.

Fees in Maidenhead.

Individual therapy sessions in Maidenhead are charged at £75.00 for 60 minutes. The first session is 90 minutes and is charged at £110. Thereafter you can decide whether you would like a 60 or 90 minute session.

Couples sessions in Maidenhead. I see each partner individually for a 90 minute session (£110) as a prelude to couples sessions. After the initial individual intake sessions we begin meeting for couples therapy. Couples sessions are either 90 minutes (£150) or 2 hours (£200.00) depending on your needs and preference. The frequency of sessions can be weekly or every 2 weeks.

Fees in Kensington, W8.

Individual therapy sessions in Kensington are charged at £125 for 60 minutes - with the first session being 90 minutes (£185.00). Thereafter you can choose either a 60 or 90 minute session.

Couples sessions in Kensington. As a prelude to couple sessions I see each partner for a 90 minute individual session (£185) thereafter couples sessions are charged at £225 for a 90 minute session.

Further information

In my work with couples I practice a personal synthesis of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Encounter Centred Couples Therapy (EcCT).

EFT is a structured therapeutic approach to working with individuals, couples and families. EFT's main goals are to expand and reorganize important emotional responses, implement and foster the creation of a secure bond between partners, and help shift each partner’s position of interaction while initiating new cycles of interaction that are more beneficial for the relationship.

EcCT is a method created by Hedy Schleifer - a well known and highly respected US couples therapist. This method is based on teaching couples how to repair the rupture that conflict brings and how to create safe connection again through a form of dialogue called a Bridge.


Anamaya Centre
1 Adam And Eve Mews
W8 6UG

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


Availability in Maidenhead and Kensington

Types of client

Older adults
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