About me

Hi my name is Julie and I am a qualified Adult and Young Person's Counsellor.  I am trained as an Integrative counsellor and use creative strategies such as mindfulness, art and imagery to help support my work. I have had lots of  experience in dealing with mental health issues, parenting concerns, relationship worries and teenage angst. But most of all - I am human, and as a human being, what I value most is 'connection', finding that person you connect with makes all the difference to your counselling journey. Take the first step and give me a call or message me, I look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is working with adults, parents and families in schools and family centres around Gloucestershire. I am a qualified adult education teacher and family learning practitioner. Much of my work was based around providing support and guidance. I embarked on my counselling training 4 years ago and completed my placement with Listening Post in Cheltenham where I still work as a qualified counsellor. After completing my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling I worked with 'Teens in Crisis' for 6 months and completed my Level 5 Children and Young People Counselling qualification. I now run a small practice as well as provide counselling and assessing for Listening Post Cheltenham. I am a full member of the BACP.

Member organisations


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.


From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

From £35 per session, blocks of 6 sessions (recommended) at reduced rate ,  please contact me or book directly on my website. 

Further information

I am able to provide face to face, telephone or video counselling.  I also offer a Walk and Talk service for those local to the Cheltenham area. 

10 Huntlowe Close
Bishops Cleeve
GL52 8FD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please speak to me about accessibility at different venues

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Julie Gates

Julie Gates