Julia Franks, BA(hons)Econ, Dip Psych, Dip Clinical Supervision, MBACP (Accred)
I am a UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist working in the field for 18 years. I have practised extensively in the private, voluntary and public sectors, dealing with a wide range of issues.
I am accustomed to providing counselling on a short term and long term basis. In particular, with the constraints of modern living and budgets, I am interested in providing a service that can address very specific issues such as decision making, work-related stress, a space to sort through practical problems, and the opportunity to explore patterns of behaviour and thinking. Equally, I am happy to work with long-term issues such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression and much more.
My approach is integrative; I am keen to match the way I work with the client I meet, and to be open and flexible. My priority is to help you understand your patterns in life, and find new ways where these are not working.
As well as working with adults, I have accrued a lot of experience of working with young people and would welcome them into my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and a Degree in Economics.
I hold full Clinical Psychotherapy Membership with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct. I am listed on the UKCP Register which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I have had a long history (16 years) of working in an NHS sexual health department, and in secondary schools. I also oversee the work of other counsellors/health practitioners for Clinical Supervision.
I provide short-term counselling for a number of Employee Assistance Programmes.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- 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
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£60 for a 60 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening slots available. No weekend slots.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Psychotherapist of more than 15 years experience, with a special interest in providing Clinical Supervision to practitioners either individually, in pairs or in groups.