Judy Walker, DipN, MA, MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced integrative counsellor. As such, I'm trained in a range of different therapeutic approaches and draw on a number of them in my work. Issues I work with frequently include depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, work-related difficulties and struggles to adjust following big life events or losses. Clients will often describe feeling stuck, emotionally overwhelmed, numb, or complain of lacking meaning and fulfillment in life. Others will present with longer term, more deep-rooted issues as a result of past trauma or difficult childhood experiences. My aim is to help each client explore what is troubling them and enable them to find a better way forward in life, working through the issues that are most important to them, without judgment or bias.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have more than ten years' experience of counselling work with individual clients. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor. After completing an introductory certificate in counselling in 2009, I went on to study at Roehampton University from 2009-2013, attaining an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy with distinction. Since that time, my continuing professional development has included post-graduate certification training in Relational Supervision, Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, Schema Therapy and Attachment Based Therapy, as well as short courses in couple therapy, trauma therapy and mindfulness.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£55 per session. A number of concessions spaces are available for clients on a low income, for up to 20 sessions.
Daytime and evening sessions, mainly Tuesdays and Thursdays, but other times occasionally available on request.
I subscribe to the DBS update service and have up-to-date enhanced clearance.
I was born and raised in the borough of Wandsworth, an ethnically and culturally diverse area of London. I am sensitive to issues of difference and I strongly support equality, diversity and inclusion. I have experience working with issues of religion, culture, ethnicity and sexuality and I have worked with clients from all walks of life, through all stages of life. I have a positive attitude to life and work, and I am committed to personal and professional development.
I am a naturally empathic and compassionate person and I believe that building strong therapeutic relationships with my clients is key to the success of our work together. I bring maturity, warmth, humour and a collaborative approach to my work, as well as insight gained from a rigorous, Masters-level training in counselling & psychotherapy and from many years of my own personal therapy. I have more than 3,000 hours of counselling experience with individual clients and a long working history in the healthcare sector, including a background in nursing.