Julia Hall MA/Clouds Counselling MBACP Accred.Supervisor,Animal assisted therapy
I provide an independent, confidential and caring therapeutic service for individuals and couples that need to talk things over and make sense of life experiences. I aim to provide an inclusive service irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disability. In addition I offer Life Coaching, Professional Supervision and Equine Assisted Therapy.
Critical Incidents and onsite support and counselling available for companies and organisations. This can be for individuals and groups. Support for managers and debriefing meetings.
I am an experienced Counsellor, Therapist, Life Coach, Supervisor and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. Accredited Practitioner of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Registered Member of the UKCP. I work according to their Codes of Ethics, Confidentiality and Good Practice. I'm also a registered member of EAGALA
This year I celebrate 20 years experience in this field, In my private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals, children and young people, couples / same sex couples. People come to counselling & therapy for a wide range of reasons and the following lists some examples:
- Stress & anxiety, Depression
- Low self-esteem
- Low self-confidence
- Feeling depressed
- Anger Management
- Emotional difficulties/ counselling
- Relationship counselling
- Couples counselling
- Separation & rejection
- Past abuse
- Rape / assault
- Family therapy
- Child related issues
- Parenting problems
- Work related issues
- Personal development
- Life coaching
- Decision making
- Post trauma
- Post Boarding school
- Supervision for trainees / experienced counsellors & therapists
About My Service
My service provides an independent, confidential and caring service to adults, young people, couples, families and groups with a variety of problems. I offer both short and long term therapy to couples and individuals tailoring the service to meet your needs in a safe and therapeutic environment. Anything you wish to discuss will be treated sensitively.
My counselling and therapeutic work includes many years experience working for employee assistance providers, offering counselling and support to employees and management both on and off site. I have also presented many bespoke training packages for a variety of organisations including local authorities and I have provided on-site support for companies following critical incidents, post trauma and mediation.
Demystifying Counselling and Psychotherapy
By talking things over and making sense of life experiences individuals and couples can learn to understand themselves and make the changes you want in your life. Counselling and psychotherapy helps you to process:
- What you do and why you do it. Through therapy you can revisit repeating patterns, break cycles of behaviour that are no longer helpful to you and live your life in control and empowered.
- Through the therapeutic relationship you can unpick difficulties that feel stuck and free yourself to do something different.
- Therapy offers you an opportunity to improve your mind and mood, piecing it all together.
- Counselling is a process which can help you to identify the " if's, maybe's, could be's" reduce the feelings of "being out of control" and the symptoms of anxiety and guilt. leaving you feeling positive, free of these negative feelings and ready to embrace your life.
I use a combination of different therapeutic styles to suit your needs. For example, I use a blend of Transactional Analysis and Relate methodologies. This helps you to make sense of what you do and why you do it, enabling you to identify the changes you want to make, moving your life in a positive direction. Brief Focus Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provide an alternative process where its problem solving strategies are focused in the “here and now.”
Equine assisted therapy is an alternative way of working in the unique and present space. Horses have a wonderful way of showing us how to behave in the now and decluttering our thought proceses. They are fabulous role models for the enquiring mind enabling you to find your own solutions using your own internal resources.
I aim to provide counselling and therapy to encourage people to feel good about themselves and to support them in making positive decisions for their future. Through a therapeutic relationship we can work together on issues that you choose to bring and work in a safe environment for change.
What to do Next?
Talk to me “challenge your negative thoughts, choose and achieve your goals!”
Now you have taken the first step and are interested to find out about how counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching can help you, call me for a free informal chat to discuss your needs. Clouds Counselling and Psychotherapy service aims to be flexible with appointment times and frequency and can usually be arranged to suit your requirements. The number of sessions will depend upon you and what you want to work on.
Equine Assisted Therapy usually takes place on Monday, Thursday. Friday and Saturday mornings. For further information take a look at www.equineassistedtherapy.co.uk or give me a call on 07958728610 for a free consultation.
The Transgendered Philosopher - Michael ‘Miqqi Alicia’ Gilbert, Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Canada: www.wpath.org
Both these articles and this website are very interesting reading for those interested in knowing more about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (psychotherapy) 2005
Certified Transactional Analyst 2005
Diploma in Casework Supervision 2008
Diploma in the Supervision of the Therapeutic Practitioner 2008
Relationship Counselling (Relate)
Brief Focus Therapy
BACP accredited UKCP & UKRC Registered
CBT for Depression October 2012
EMDR and Equine Therapy November 2012
EAT Experiential workshops July 2011
EAGALA Equine and mental health specialist 2014
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I promote my service as being available to clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender or enthicity with a variety of issues, such as loss & grief; sexual abuse; depression; self image and self esteem; stress & anxiety; relationship problems; decision making, etc.
Facing crisis and important life changing decisions
Affairs and betrayals
Lost of direction
Personal or group development
Just wanting somebody independent to talk things through with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Current fees for a 50 minute session are:
£55 for individuals
£65 for couples
£75 for Family therapy
Day or evening appointments available
Frequency to suit your needs
Group work / on-site and training rates are available upon request
Equine Assisted Therapy £75.00 1.5hrs - £50 1hr. small group rates available
* £30 for 30 minute assessment / taster session
Clouds Counselling & Psychotherapy is based close to Huddersfield Town Centre and has been an established practice offering its services to the town and surrounding areas for 20 years. We have ample free parking both in our car park and adjacent street parking, there is a frequent bus service which stops immediately outside my practice.
I hold a current clear Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check – enabling me to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
I hold full Indemnity and public liability insurance
Telephone counselling, Skype available
coaching and supervision
Equine Assisted Therapy
“is about working with a psychotherapist and a therapeutic team of horses;
it does not involve riding, or any previous experience of horsemanship”
As an Equine Assisted Therapist I know and understand my horses very well and can read their body language and facial expressions. I am familiar with their patterns of behaviour and their likely stressors and normal stress responses.
I have the ability to observe and accurately interpret, assess and record my horses process.
With the horse I can help you reach an acceptance and peace within your entire mind and body.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday Wednesday 9am - 7pm other times available on request Equine & animal assisted Therapy available Monday,Thursday Friday and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Dip.Counselling Supervision and those in a caring profession- offering supervision to qualified therapists, those working towards BACP accreditation, students and trainees. .