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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
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
- 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)
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BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£90.00 - £100.00
To schedule an appointment or to have a preliminary discussion please call
07980 265 486 or email.
Individual therapy sessions in Maidenhead are charged at £100 for 60 minutes. The first session is 90 minutes and is charged at £150. 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.
When I work
Availability in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
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.