Julia Gillies, MBACP, Mindfulness based Counselling and Psychotherapy
Hello and welcome. Life can be pretty tough for everyone at times and these are strange times indeed. You've taken the most important first step to finding some help.
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 can work this way over video and telephone using any materials you may have at home.
My approach is very inclusive and it is your experience of life that I am interested in - your background, your identity and your 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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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