Julia Fionda, Dip.Couns, MBACP, NLP Practitioner
“He who knows others is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened” – Lao Tzu.
When times are difficult, counselling offers the opportunity for you to explore whatever is on your mind. That’s why I set up the Lighthouse Counselling Centre: to offer my clients a little beacon of light that helps them navigate through the darkness.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and out of control in your life. From time to time, we all experience feelings of stress, sadness, anger and guilt as we navigate through different life challenges, but sometimes we find it just a little bit harder to cope than we are normally used to.
Whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work-related stress, bereavement, illness or any other significant life changes, sometimes you reach a point where everything feels a bit too much and you don’t have anyone to turn to. Just like our physical health, sometimes to move forward we need to pause the brakes and focus on our recovery. It’s always difficult to recognise when you need a little extra help, but I want to congratulate you on taking the most important first step: reaching out for support.
My approach to counselling is integrative, drawing on a range of different therapeutic techniques, including person-centred therapy, Gestalt, neuro-linguistic programming, and life coaching. I vary my approach based on each client’s needs because the human mind is not one-size-fits-all. From my experience as a counsellor, I have learned that every client faces their own unique set of challenges and I believe taking a personalised approach is the best way to overcome these obstacles.
In my sessions, I strive to create a safe, judgement-free environment for you to explore your feelings and reach a deeper understanding of what may be concerning you. By helping guide you on this journey of self-awareness, you will be able to recognise not just what you’re feeling, but also why it is you are feeling this way. From here, we can work together to build your resilience, improve your self-esteem and change your behaviour in a positive way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.
- Certificate in Essential Obesity and Psychological Interventions - National Centre for Eating Disorders
- Supporting the Couple Relationship in the Context of Dementia - Tavistock Relationships.
- Volunteering experience with cancer patients and full-time/part-time carers.
- Member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Member of the DBS - Disclosure and Barring Services.
- Up-to-date personal liability insurance policy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I operate from two practices in Enfield and Hoddesdon, as well as offering remote telephone counselling. My sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50 per session. Please feel free to get in touch to ask me any further questions or to see if we can arrange a time and date that suits you.