Julie Gates Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP - Dip Couns. & Children and Young Persons Counsellor

About me

 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 working with adults & young people 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

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

When I work

Please see my website for availability or contact me directly as my diary changes each week. 

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, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 8FD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

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

Online platforms