Julia Hawkins

East London Counsellor | Coronavirus Lockdown Online Counselling

About me

Sometimes you can feel like you’re surviving rather than living. You may find yourself sad, anxious or stuck in old patterns, and it’s impacting your life, relationships or work. Counselling can help you heal and find your sense of joy, purpose and nurturing relationships. I provide a safe space for you where we collaboratively work towards your healing.

My therapy is tailored to your unique situation, working in either a short or long-term capacity depending on your needs. Bringing a warmth to the therapeutic relationship, I create an open and non-judgemental space where you can come as you are and be heard. Together we can explore what is weighing on you, set goals and work together to find a way through – towards living again.

As an Integrative Counsellor my style takes a modern approach, built on a foundation of key thinkers in psychotherapy, and developed by current research. In practice, this means we explore how you are in the world now, what is from your past that no longer serves you, and work to where you want to be.

Therapy can be hard to describe and is better experienced, but it can feel daunting to take the first step. It is really important to find a therapist you connect with, so before we start working together, I provide an initial consultation for us to meet one another and for you to experience working with me.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please do get in touch.

Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown restrictions, I am providing online counselling in order to be able to continue providing therapy – an important resource at a time when isolation and uncertainty can bring with them a lot of anxiety which may be hard to manage alone.

When restrictions are removed, my East London practice is based in Cambridge Heath, easily accessible from Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, and Hackney.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, one of Europe’s leading Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training institutes.

Originally trained as a Psychologist, I have 10 years' experience working in mental health. I began my career as a researcher in the field, before moving onto the NHS, and later domestic abuse services. My background forms a solid foundation that enhances my work today in supporting you through your individual life experiences, from anxiety, to relationships, to work issues.

Currently, I provide counselling in three organisations alongside my private practice. I am based at the NHS South London and Maudsley hospital; The Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Service in North London; and London Metropolitan University Counselling Service.

Member organisations


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).

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Additional information

Sessions are from £70.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please do get in touch.


I have availability. Due to Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, I am providing online therapy. I will talk you through how our online session will run before our first meeting.

38 Gossamer City Project
Bethnal Green
E2 9FN

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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