Julia Hill MBACP (Accred)
Hello and welcome. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you may explore, in relationship, the difficulties which have brought you to this search for a place to talk openly, and be heard.
I will bring attention and honesty to our work,encouraging you to be in touch with the ability I believe we all have to bring about change in our lives. It may not be possible to change the circumstances but together we may open out new possibilities to what may be a more settled way forward.
I am interested in working with the whole person and believe that it is necessary to engage with thoughts and feelings. While words may be the primary medium, I like to work with images and dreams where that is appropriate.
The focus of the work I do is in the present. I also welcome the past for the insights it may offer as to how we are as we are. With that understanding we are freer to chose how we want to experience our future.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA(Hons) English Language & Lit
PG Dip in Counselling Person Centred and Psychodynamic
Cert in Transpersonal Counselling
Certificate in Co-active Coaching International Coach Federation
PG Cert in Supervision
After my degree I worked in Human Resource Management for twelve years during which time I came to realise my true interest was in working with individuals to encourage and challenge them to believe they could move on or move up or find a more rewarding life. All of my qualifications since then have been about finding a way I could do that in whatever way worked best for the client I am working with. Moving on from there, I worked with Employee Assistance Programmes where I worked with people from all backgrounds, many struggling to cope with a wide range of difficulties, often related to finding a way to manage the stress of conflicting demands of family, work and – a space for their own life.
At the same time I started my own private counselling practice where I recognised that my clients were often searching for something deeper, which led me to taking courses in Transpersonal Counselling. Each of us face 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 are searching for a way of making personal meaning of their lives, especially after such life changing events. My course in Co-Active Coaching, which I took in London, was based on creating - with the client - a structured and positive way forward to an agreed goal, both of us committed to the necessary steps to get there. I have integrated this approach into my practice and am happy to discuss it further should a client wish.
During that time I also taught Counselling at Edinburgh's Telford College from Introductory to Diploma level. I know I learned as much from my students over these twelve years as they did from me.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- 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