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 to both individuals and couples. 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 communication issues, 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.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for a 60 minute session.