• Home
  • >Julia Godden ~ MBACP Reg.

About me

Hello. It's likely that you are here because you experience challenges in life that might be painful or difficult. You may be struggling in some areas, or realise you could do with someone outside of people you know to support you.

You might want help with something very specific, ways to cope with experiences such as illness, bereavement, job loss, or divorce. It might be that you feeling anxious, or depressed. Maybe you're wondering about purpose, life transitions or maybe you have underlying feelings such as feeling sad.

There are a myriad of reasons people seek counselling, and every reason is valid.

I believe that we can find our way to deeper freedom and meaningful living and can move through difficulties when we have supportive relationships where we feel totally seen and heard. I can support you in the unfolding journey of coming into a different relationship with yourself or others whatever your reason.

I provide a depth of listening and empathic attunement to your unique story, in a container free of judgement. We will look into the problems that get in the way of you having the life you want, with less focus on an end goal but an inquiry into the process of living and unearthing the conditions that hold you in limitations.

I emphasise a deep and abiding trust for the process & therapeutic relationship.

The therapeutic relationship is key to gain progress and move through obstacles, to feel better, more relieved. Gaining a deeper self confidence, autonomy and self trust. We will come to discover much more about ourself and our potential and capacity for growth or maturation, but also to get further insight into our innate wholeness.

My own life experience informs the way I work, alongside my training and the lens in which I view the therapeutic process. I aim to be trauma / culturally sensitive.

I consider the importance of a holistic experience of what happens in your mind, body and spirit/ energy, how things feel and are landing in your life experience, in the 'here and now' as well as the connections you have, and have had, and how that may inform your sense self and sense of 'place'

If you're curious about how we might work together, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Emotional Freedom Technique level 1,2 2018
  • Matrix Re-imprinting 2018
  • Therapeutic Diploma integrative/person centred counselling level 4 2017
  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher training, level 2 2009
  • Foundation Diploma level 3/4 Art and Design 2009
  • Counselling and Mentoring -Option Process 2004

Ethics is important, therefore I follow the ethical standards set out by BACP. I have also gained significant or specialised counselling experience by working within agencies for substance misuse for 3 years. Additionally, I worked in a hospice, with bereaved clients, carers and clients with life limiting illness for over a year.

Historically, I've worked for many years within social and community care supporting a varied population of diverse people. I am an ex yoga teacher and life long creative so all of this too lends understanding, knowledge and experience and may inform what I bring as myself into the work.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free, no obligation phone call to check if I am a good fit for you (30 mins). 

£50 per session, for a full hour. 

I offer some spots at reduced rates, accessibility and inclusion is important. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me even if you feel you can't work within the times I have available, and I will do my best to accomodate. 

Further information

I am currently only offering telephone and video sessions.

Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Julia Godden ~ MBACP Reg.

Julia Godden ~ MBACP Reg.