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About me

An important purpose of therapy is to allow time and space for exploring what is happening for you with someone who is not involved in your everyday life.   I have extensive training in different approaches which is helpful in providing clarity about a wide range of issues and experiences and is appropriate whether you have a crisis situation, longer term patterns and/or a vague sense of something not being right.

I am an experienced therapist (over 25 years) working with people from all walks of life, individuals ranging from older adults to young people, as well as couples counselling. We can decide together whether you need more of a brief intervention for a current life event, crisis or situation, or whether you wish to take your explorations further.

Our work together would begin with an initial meeting, to explore your needs, so do call me to arrange a no obligation first appointment.

Although I work with a wide range of issues, (including anxiety and depression) as listed below, such listings cannot cover all of our experiences as human beings. Thus sometimes we can say there is a definite issue or problem such as relationship issues, work related problems, anxiety, depression, life crises and anger issues, (to name just a few) but sometimes people come for quite vague reasons; some with wider concerns such as their feelings about themselves and others; and there are those who are questioning the meaning of their life and where it is going.


My practice is based 4 miles west of Wilton and 8 miles east of Shaftesbury and is within easy reach of the A30 (Wilton to Shaftesbury) and A303, being within distance of various communities such as: Salisbury, Wilton, Amesbury, Tisbury, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne, Wincanton and Fordingbridge.

Parking: there is space for off street parking in the driveway.

Bus route: Wilts and Dorset route 26 & 27, covering Salisbury, Tisbury and Shaftesbury.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience:

Working with many different people within health care settings has been my occupation for over 40 years, including over 20 years practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

My extensive training, as a psychotherapist and counsellor, drew on different approaches to therapy, in particular existential and psychodynamic/psycho analytic ideas, which enable me to utilise the most valuable and relevant aspects of each. Thus recognising that individuals are unique and no single approach fits all. I am also involved in the training of counsellors and psychotherapists and researching within the field through the Centre for Therapeutic Education at Roehampton University, and provide supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors.


Ph.D (Psychotherapy and the training of psychotherapists)

M.Sc Counselling and Psychotherapy

B.Ed (hons)

Dip. Supervision

Loss and Bereavement training (Winchester Bereavement Support Group)

Dip. Nursing (London)

Professional Bodies:

  • Registered with UKCP
  • Clinical member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) which is a constituent of UKCP
  • Senior Accreditation with BACP
  • C Psychol, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with adults, young people over the age of 16 years and provide couples counselling. Whilst there are no set rules about the length of time we may meet this work includes short term counselling of around 6-12 sessions which may also involve focussing on a particular issue. I also offer longer term psychotherapy, if you wish to take your explorations further, and this would normally involve meeting on a regular basis, again depending on your individual needs.

In addition I work with:

People who have been diagnosed with mental health issues
Life crises
Issues around identity
Grief and Loss
Feelings about self and others
Vague feelings of unease
Anger and Aggression

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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The fee for the first consultation is £50 and gives us the opportunity to meet and begin to explore what is happening for you. From then on fees are calculated on a sliding scale depending on income, ranging from £40-£75 for 50 minute session for individuals and £70-£95 for a 75 minute session for couples. (Concessions may be available for those on a low income, please ask if this applies to you).

Supervision fees are £60 per 50 minute session.

Further information

Initial sessions:

Our first session involves exploring your situation, needs and expectations and how we work together. It is also an opportunity for you to experience what it is like to have time and space to think and speak about yourself and to get a feel for what it is like to begin exploring and making sense of your experiences.

Old School House
High Street
Compton Chamberlayne

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


In view of the current situation I am currently no longer working face to face and for the foreseeable future. However I am able to work using Skype or telephone.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I offer supervision to qualified, experienced and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors seeking a space to reflect on their practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr. Julia Cayne, UKCP Reg; MBACP (Senior Accred); C. Psychol; AFBPsS

Dr. Julia Cayne, UKCP Reg; MBACP (Senior Accred); C. Psychol; AFBPsS