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About me

Individual, couples therapy and conflict mediation - in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Experienced, accredited counsellor with 22 years experience.
MBACP accredited / UKRC registered.

  • Couples therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Healing family rifts through mediation
  • Family mediation to address conflict in the household
  • Gaining closure after the end of a relationship
  • Co-parenting agreements
  • Work and career issues
  • self-development


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

I have been practising as a counsellor for 22 years. I have worked in agency settings, the NHS, addiction recovery programmes, child protection services and in private practice.

My approach is best described as ‘integrative’ meaning that I have trained in a number of theoretical modalities including humanistic psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology, Emotion Focused CouplesTherapy, Acceptance and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psycho-neurobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT).

Julia has extensive experience working with:

  • Family and relationship issues
  • Work problems
  • Life transitions and change
  • Self acceptance
  • Healing family rifts with mediation
  • Couples work 

Training Highlights

  • Emotion Focused Couples therapy training (EFT)
  • Encounter Couples Therapy - ECCT 
  • PACT Couples training
  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology (on-going)
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Applied Positive Psychology
  • Post Graduate Certificate CBT
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate Counselling
  • Diploma in Groupwork
  • Specialist training addictions and substance abuse
  • Specialist training - Existential philosophy and psychotherapy
  • Specialist training Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Professional membership and accreditations

  • Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accred.)
  • 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.

BACP

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

Co-dependency

Couples

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

Fees

From £85.00 to £100.00

Additional information

To schedule an appointment or to have a preliminary discussion please call

07980 265 486 or email.

Fees

Individual therapy sessions in Maidenhead are charged at between £85.00 and £100 for 60 minutes. The first session is 90 minutes and is charged at £125-£150.00.  Thereafter you can decide whether you would like a 60 or 90-minute session.

Couples sessions in Maidenhead. Couples sessions are either 90 minutes (£180) or 2 hours (£240.00) depending on your needs and preference. The frequency of sessions can be weekly or every 2 weeks.




Availability

Availability in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Further information

My approach to couples work is a personal synthesis of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), developed by Dr Sue Johnson and a Psycho-neurobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) developed by U.S couples therapist, Dr Stan Tatkin.

EFT is a structured therapeutic approach with an emphasis on helping partners to re-organise their emotional responses to each other in order to create a more securely bonded relationship. EFT helps shift each partner’s responses within entrenched negative interactions and helps couples establish more beneficial cycles of interaction that promote closeness, trust and emotional safety.

The Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy® (PACT) uses neuroscience and attachment theory to improve interactions between couples and to help create secure attachment. This approach, developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin helps couples notice their reactions as they occur and to learn how to better address each other's attachment needs. 

Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6

London
W8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Julia Adler MBACP Accred (registration number 544684).

Julia Adler MBACP Accred (registration number 544684).