Julia Bellerby (MBACP Accred/reg) Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coach, Supervisor
I believe we all have the power to understand ourselves better and bring about positive changes, whether that's how you live your life day to day, how you are in relationships or putting your past more firmly behind you. As your therapist, it's my job to help you feel really understood and supported as you make your life closer to what you want it to be.
I've been qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist since 2002; I'm qualified as a Supervisor of Counsellors and I also have a Diploma in Coaching. I have a thriving private practice and see 15 - 20 clients a week who face all sorts of difficulties: disordered eating, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety and panic, anger management, bereavement, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem problems, self-harm, OCD, phobias, workplace stress.
I have a comfortable and private counselling room overlooking my local park just a few minutes walk from the centre of York. There's on-street parking and several buses stop nearby. I'm also very used to working on the phone, by Skype or online if that's more convenient.
I particularly specialise in helping with eating problems and have done a great deal of extra training in this area as well as having personal experience of an eating disorder. Whether you have a problem like anorexia or bulimia or would describe it more as having a complicated relationship with food, I can help you learn to become much more relaxed around eating. I also frequently see people who are in the difficult position of being close to someone with an eating disorder.
If you think I could help you to change your life for the better, please give me a call or send me an email to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counsellor Supervision: 2011-12 York St. John University
Certificate and Diploma in Coaching: 2004-6 Newcastle College
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Humanistic/Integrative): 2000-2001
York St. John UniversityCertificate in Counselling: 1998 York St. John University
I've been accredited to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2004 and am bound by their code of ethics. I describe my approach to therapy as humanistic/integrative. The humanistic part means I place great emphasis on the trust between client and therapist and aim to help you feel really heard, understood and respected. The integrative part means I borrow from other approaches, particularly Psychodynamic, CBT, TA and Solution Focused ways of working when appropriate. I believe in involving you in the process and being open and clear about how we might work.
I'm an Affiliate Counsellor with several Employee Assistance Providers, including Optum, Health Assured, Ceridian and Insight. I've worked at The Tuke Centre in York, Mind Matters in Wakefield and as a Case Manager at Insight in Harrogate. I'm also BUPA approved, so if you have their health insurance you can see me as part of your policy.
I'm a qualified Coach and a qualified Supervisor of Counsellors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£50.00 per session for Counselling/Psychotherapy, Coaching and Supervision
I am not qualified to see under 16s
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I'm a qualified Supervisor of Counsellors and of counselling students.