Julia Gillies, Mindfulness based Counselling and Psychotherapy
Hello and welcome. You've taken the most important first step to finding some help. Life can be pretty tough for everyone at times.
Hard feelings do eventually pass, but sometimes we get stuck and need help to gain insight and options to manage those feelings better.
What I do
I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any difficult feelings you have. I work in a very mindful way to help you reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and be able to deal better with everything else that is going on for you.
Sometimes our feelings are hard to talk about so I like to use creative approaches such as visualisation, art materials, and toys. This approach may unlock things you're not even aware you're holding on to. We'll only do this if you feel comfortable about it.
My approach is very inclusive and it is your experience of life that I am interested in - your background, identity and culture. I can help with feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, or a general sense that you could feel better than you do. I also support people who don't know what they feel but know something isn't quite right and people with identity issues, ageing fears and past and present trauma.
I am an experienced counsellor and I am also completing my academic and professional training in Psychotherapy this year. I am based in Birmingham and Solihull.
Do get in touch to arrange a free of charge telephone consultation. I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have spent over 30 years helping people deal with difficult issues in their lives working in the voluntary and charity sector and using counselling, coaching and mentoring skills.
I am currently studying for an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at Birmingham City University (end date 2020).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Birmingham City University (2019)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy, Birmingham City University (2018)
- Graduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy, Birmingham City University (2017)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Birmingham (2000)
- BA (Hons), The Open University (1994)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
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Type of session
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Evenings, Saturdays and weekdays.
Types of client