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It is important that you choose a therapist that you can work with, someone that can see you for the unique individual that you are.

Is there a particular area in your life that is causing you distress and making you feel unhappy and unsettled? When we are not able to acknowledge or understand our emotions, they can become a burden that we then carry into every aspect of our lives.

Sometimes, part of the work in therapy can be as simple as you being able to acknowledge the uncomfortable feelings that you have been carrying. As you embark on a journey of self-discovery, these feelings might not disappear, however, you will have developed the resources within you, to accept them and to manage them, so they don’t condition your choices and behaviours.

Acceptance of self is empowering and at times, it can be ok not to be ok.

What can Psychotherapy & Counselling offer:

Psychotherapy/Counselling can provide you with an opportunity to talk safely, confidentially & empathically with someone who will listen. I will support you and together we will make sense of the feelings that you are experiencing, and you will be able to manage your difficulty in a healthier way.

Our past informs our present, therapy will help you to explore the patterns of behaviours that are impacting your life and your relationships. This in turn will help you gain some further insight and self-awareness to support you in the future. We will explore and understand the origins of the difficulty, and the everyday triggers, that make you feel the way you do.

Our relationship will be one of depth where you will be heard and empowered, helping you to gain clarity around who you are and who you will be in future.

It is my belief that we all have the ability to grow and to develop our full potential when in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I will listen without judgement or advice, to facilitate your awareness and to allow you to discover your own answers.

As a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I will work within their ethical framework, maintaining confidentiality and a high standard of professional conduct.

I offer short-term or long-term work providing remote, flexible, and inclusive therapy that combines different approaches and tools.

I continue to be invested in my professional development as a psychotherapist & counsellor through regular training courses, workshops and conferences specifically ‘trauma informed’, and also as an individual who has an interest in Somatic Therapy and Crystal Healing.

I live in West London and currently work 2 days per week as a counsellor in a SEMH School alongside my Private Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching

Experience:

I have experience of working with young people and adults for a number of years:

  • Entrust which provides Counselling for 11-17 year olds in school www.entrust-schoolcounselling.com
  • Headstrong Counselling a counselling charity service for adults www.headstrongcounselling.co.uk
  • Envision Education which provides Counselling in SEMH Schools & Colleges www.envisoneducation.co.uk
  • ACP & Open University ‘Counselling Online’

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£60 for 50 mins Online or In-Person

Concessions are available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Covid-19 and the lockdown have added a layer of stress to our often already challenging lives. For some people, it may have exacerbated existing unresolved issues, many of which are difficult to grasp and may require specialist treatment and support. I am currently working remotely via Skype, Face Time, Zoom & What’s App but I am planning to resume in-person therapy as soon as practicable in 2021.

As an Integrative Therapist I use the following therapies:

Psychodynamic – which explores your unconscious mind to discover how your past experiences inform your future and it can involve some dream analysis.
Humanistic – focuses on your capacity to achieve your full potential and believes that you know what works best for you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), – helps you to change your present-day behaviours to improve your moods through exploring the connection between thoughts, emotions and actions.
Mindfulness – a set of tools to help you be more present about what you are thinking and feeling. It will support you when you get caught up in worries about the past or future.

Types of Clients:

Young People, Adults, Older Adults, Organisations, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

Monday, Tuesday & Friday appointments available daily and early evenings.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Julia Dryburgh BACP

Julia Dryburgh BACP