Julia Duffin Ba (Hons) PgDip, RM National Counselling Society ( Snr Accred).
07706 741086 / 07706 741086
This section is titled 'about me' but I am more interested in you first.
(more about me later!)
- are you over anxious and don't know why?
- do you struggle with low moods, do you want to feel happier more of the time?
- maybe you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships at work or at home and you need help to understand why
- is worry preventing you relaxing and sleeping.
- are using food, drink or drugs to manage your emotions?
- are you struggling to go to work, feeling stressed and maybe even burnt out?
- maybe you are struggling with overwhelming grief?
Or could it be that you feel that things are just not quite right and need to talk it through?
This is where I come in, I can help you find a way to make your life easier.
Now that bit about me!
I am Julia, I am very interested in you and your concerns. I really want to help you feel better.
How would I do that ?
Firstly, you will find me approachable, good humored and caring. I am also very experienced. I provide you with a cosy, quiet, relaxing, & confidential room where we can think about and talk through what you are finding difficult in your life.
I will not tell you what to do, but I will help you find the answers for yourself.
I have a special interest in people working in the emergency services and health care professions. People who are struggling with workplace stress, burnout, exhaustion and compassion fatigue.
I want to help you feel better, to be less worried, to feel less depressed, to be able to go to work and enjoy it. I want to hear you are enjoying your friends, hobbies and family life again.
In your weekly appointment I will treat you with respect, compassion and without judgement.
If you think I could help you contact me on 07706 741086
If you'd like to know more about me then check out my website - www.juliaduffincounselling.co.uk.
I will see you at my private practice in Biggleswade, which is in easy reach of St Neots, Potton, Sandy, Gamlingay, Stevenage, Baldock, Letchworth, Ashwell, Langford, Mogerhanger.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip H&SC(Open), BA(Hons)Palliative care,
Dip & Pg Dip,Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling. (University Of Hertfordshire)
Senior Accredited Member of National Counselling Society
I have worked as a District Nurse, followed by 12 years as a Community Macmillan
During this time I have found caring for people and their families nearing
the end of their lives challenging, but rewarding. I decided to develop further knowledge and skills in supporting them psychologically at this difficult time in their lives. This led me onto training in counselling therapy.
As a result I am now able to help those who are having other difficulties their lives.
My Counselling Experience
I am an experienced counsellor working extensively in my private practice.
As a result of my counselling experience and regular updating I have been awarded Senior Accreditation with the National Counselling Society
Recent CPD includes anger management and PTSD.
I have previously worked in an NHS counselling service providing both short and long term counselling, as well as in a private agency.
My Psychodynamic counselling approach
This involves taking a deeper look at the significant relationships experienced in your early years. How these may be impacting on your current relationships and possibly contributing to your current emotional difficulties.
I have undertaken basic training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I am confident and familiar in working with people who are experiencing:- loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, stress and bereavement.
I am a Senior Accredited member of National Counselling Society (NCS) and I adhere to their code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also able to help any professional who is finding it hard to cope, and wants to find a way back to achieving a healthy work life balance.
My fees are £50 for a 50minute session.
Your sessions are weekly and at a regular time. This is your space and time so will not be available to anyone else for as long as you want to come. I will see you on time, every time.
I can be flexible if you are working shifts.
Evening & Daytime appointments are currently available.
I am able to reduce my fee for counselling students.
During your initial assessment we will talk and discover if we can work well together. If you decide that my approach is not for you then there will be no pressure to continue with me.
For those with allergies please be aware there is a cat at my private practice, he will not be in the room with us, but does like to sit outside the room!
My private practice does not have disabled access.
For more information and to see if what I have to offer feels like the type of therapy that would interest you, please do look around my website and telephone/email for an informal chat
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9am-7.30pm,
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|