About me

Hello and welcome to my page.  Thankfully, I am now able to offer face to face counselling, although I am happy to work with Zoom or WhatsApp if that is appropriate. I work from home in a set aside room where I offer a safe, and  confidential space where what you bring is not judged, a space where you can explore what brought you to begin this search.

I have been a therapist for over twenty five years working in education, industry, the public sector and currently in private practice. I know how difficult it can be to find the support which is right for you and so I will try to provide as straightforward a pathway as possible for you to find that.

Areas that I work with include anxiety, stress and depression, work place stress and loss and bereavement and increasingly, isolation and the impact the pandemic has caused so many. During this time we are living with the unknown and experiencing uncertainty and vulnerability. Clients tell me of heightened anxiety and the profound pain of loss. Working with loss in all it’s complexities has become even more important.

You may want to take the next step by sending me an e-mail, or phoning me, 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 provides you with a safe space where the focus is on you, what you are experiencing, and how you would like to move on in your life. While change is a constant in our lives, it can at times overwhelm us.  You are the expert in your life and I offer a relationship where we can explore the how, where and when you would like to go forward.

The focus of the work I do is in the present but I also welcome the past for the insight it may offer as to how we are living a way of life which is not working for us. With that understanding, we are freer to choose how we want to experience the future.

Transpersonal Counselling.

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, many of which we did not expect. Looking at life through a wider, perhaps a deeper perspective can help clients who searching for a way of making personal meaning of their lives, especially after life changing events.

Supervision.

I am a COSCA trained supervisor and have worked for over 15 years with experienced practitioners and counsellors in their placements, which I enjoy very much. I taught counselling for twelve years at Edinburgh’s Telford College, taking students from Introductory to Diploma level and am still excited to share the supervisee’s experience of taking theory into practice. I'm sure I learned as much from my students as they learned from me.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred)

PG Dip in Counselling Person Centred and Psychodynamic

Cert in Transpersonal Counselling

Certificate in Co-active Coaching International Coach Federation

PG Cert in Supervision

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I also offer supervision for which my fees are £70.00 for a one and a half hour session. I offer reduced rates for students working in their placement

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Two steps to entry door from path handrail at door.

Additional languages

None

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Julia Hill

Julia Hill