Julia Hill MBACP (Accred)
Hello and welcome to my page. I work from home in a set aside room which offers a safe and confidential space where you may explore the concerns which brought you to begin this search.
I have been a therapist for over twenty five years and have worked in industry, the public sector, education and in private practice. During that time I also worked with Employee Assistance Programmes. In each of these areas, clients tell me that their current situation is causing them anxiety, which may be about spinning too many plates, saying yes when they need to say no, or being reluctant, or unable to express what they are experiencing openly and with honesty.
Areas that I work with include anxiety, stress and depression, work place stress and loss and bereavement. I also work with clients who are looking at how they want to challenge themselves, who want to develop a new path in their lives.
I am a COSCA qualified supervisor and work with counsellors in training as well as qualified practitioners.
You may want to take the next step by sending me an e-mail letting me know what you are looking for and asking any questions you have about the therapy I offer. Arranging the first session is the beginning of a process which enables you to begin to tease out how your beliefs about how you “should be” able to manage your situation with the reality of what you are experiencing. While change is a constant in our lives, it can at times overwhelm us. Between us, bringing about change is based on confidentiality, trust and non-judgemental listening. You are the expert in your life and together we can explore the how, where and when you chose to go forward.
The focus of the work I do is in the present. I also welcome the past for the insight it may offer us as to how we are the way we are. With that understanding, we are freer to choose how we want to experience the future.
I taught counselling from Introductory level to HND for twelve years at Edinburgh’s Telford College. It taught me so much not just about counselling theories but about the desire in students to speak out and to listen to themselves and each other. I am sure I learned as much from them as they did from me.
Each of us faces crises in our lives where counselling can be a support but in increasingly uncertain times we are facing major life changes, some of which we did not expect. Looking at life through a wider prism can help clients who searching for a way of making personal meaning of their lives, especially after life changing events.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip in Counselling Person Centred and Psychodynamic
Cert in Transpersonal Counselling
Certificate in Co-active Coaching International Coach Federation
PG Cert in Supervision
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
I also offer supervision for which my fees are £67.50 for a one and a half hour session.
I offer reduced rates for students working in their placement.
My counselling fee is £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday afternoon and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training