Julia Haygreen, BA (Hons) Counselling, FdSc Degree Counselling, Diploma Counselling, MBACP (Snr Accred), Clinical Counselling Supervisor
At times when you may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, alone and finding life difficult, counselling can be helpful. I am here to support you.
Connection and communication with others is an essential part of life, particularly at times of difficulty, crisis, heightened anxiety and isolation. It is human nature to grow and develop by relating to other people, in personal or professional relationships or through shared interests or experiences. When this becomes difficult to do, when something in life changes, when you feel isolated or withdrawn and don't know how to get back on track, I am here to help. I will offer support, clarity, gentle guidance and an impartial ear to listen as you work towards gradually feeling more connected with yourself and others. Within this safe and supportive relationship, we work together to create positive change in your life. Please note that I work with adult individuals 18+.
I can support you to, among others;
Work through present difficulties
Focus on a specific issue, crisis point or experience in your life
Connect with and identify your feelings
Manage difficult feelings such as anger, guilt or shame
Address difficult or challenging relationships
Make relationship decisions
Understand yourself better
Repair old and familiar patterns that are no longer working or perhaps never made you truly happy
Heal from past experiences and trauma
Discover the unknown about yourself
Accept parts you may be less comfortable with because they make you human and whole
Increase self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence
Develop a positive outlook
Embrace new opportunities
Feel free from people-pleasing
Build ways to better self-care
Experience deeper relationships with yourself and others which feel more genuine and fulfilling
As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer a safe, private and accepting space for you to talk things through. Talking with me separately from your friends or family and feeling emotionally safe and understood may help you to open up more because I will not judge or give advice. Our time together will involve me helping you to work through your experiences and become more aware of your feelings, behaviours and thoughts. Together we will look at how to develop self awareness and self acceptance and to find your own voice when relating and communicating with others, which will enable you to move forward.
Certain counselling styles suit some people differently to others, so I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support to meet your individual needs. With my support and gentle guidance, these are all possible;
Healing from old wounds
Freedom from the past
Recovery from unhelpful patterns
A new outlook
Healthy connection with your feelings
Reaching your goals
A better, happier way of living
I have experience working with the following issues, among others;
Life direction and purpose
Feeling lost or overwhelmed
Suicide / suicidal thoughts
Short term health concerns
Long term illness
Feeling isolated or disconnected
Feeling stuck in life
Fear of change
Guilt and shame
We will go at your pace, with gentle encouragement, to look at the difficulties you are experiencing.
This can ...
Trigger thoughts and feelings about other experiences you have had
Help you make sense of them and why they are still having an impact
Heal old wounds, repair patterns and improve current relationships
Lead to old, harmful feelings being replaced by new, positive emotions
Integrate these experiences into your new way of being in a way that is healing and transformative.
I have extensive experience supporting students with personal therapy during counselling training. I provide a safe, trusting and wholly empathic space in which to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences both past and present. Working through transferences as they arise within our therapeutic relationship will help you become more aware of the impact of past experiences and relationships on your life today. Being able to explore this openly, honestly, with curiosity and genuineness and without judgement is a fundamental relational aspect of the way I work.
As training material may arise within or alongside your own therapeutic experience, I am mindful of maintaining a safe and boundaried space. Therefore, I work with minimal numbers of counselling students across a range of training institutions so that I can support your counselling process wholly impartially and without outside influence.
Concessions are available for trainee counsellors, please contact me for details.
Please call me on 07855 033993 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your call is completely confidential.
Julia Haygreen, Counsellor and Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor in West Byfleet and Dorking, near Woking and Guildford in Surrey.
We can meet for sessions in-person, by telephone or online, at my practice locations;
West Byfleet - a private and peaceful purpose-built therapy room in a garden setting (ground floor access and private entrance, no steps or stairs).
Dorking - a warm and comfortable private therapy room located in Dorking High Street (first floor).
West Byfleet near Byfleet, Pyrford, Ripley, Send, Wisley, Cobham, Addlestone, Chertsey, Ottershaw, Knaphill, Sheerwater, Woking, Weybridge, Shepperton, Esher and surrounding areas.
Dorking near Westcott, Holmwood, Betchworth, Leatherhead, Capel, Reigate, Ockley, Shere, Guildford and surrounding areas.
Easy access from M25. Free parking at both locations and train stations within a 15 minute walk.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) Degree Counselling (University of Greenwich)
FdSc Degree Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Diploma Counselling (OCN)
Clinical Counselling Supervisor (LM Counselling)
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (National Counselling Society)
Additional Training and Workshops include;
Trauma masterclass with BPS (British Psychological Society) working with trauma and PTSD
Addictions and substance misuse
Attachment styles and well-being
Bereavement, loss and grief
Cancer diagnosis, treatment, support for patients and family/carers
Autonomic Nervous System
Gut health links to mental health
Neuroscience and the Polyvagal Theory
Personal and Professional Value Systems - Acculturation Model
Boarding school syndrome
Safeguarding vulnerable adults
A highly experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Experienced working with a wide range of life and psychological issues
Highly experienced working with long-term health conditions
Loss and Bereavement specialist
Affiliated with Employee Assistance Programmes and insurance companies
Fully qualified clinical Counselling Supervisor
Student mentor working in Universities and Colleges
Worked in the NHS with people experiencing a cancer diagnosis as patients and family/carers
Worked with a charity organisation supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse
I have experience working in the corporate sector since 1989 and in healthcare since 2007, then as a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist in NHS, charity sector and private practice settings. My commitment to CPD (Continued Professional Development) is shown in extensive additional training courses and research over a number of years. I work as a student mentor in universities and colleges supporting students with additional learning needs and I run an established private counselling and psychotherapy practice.
I have a current and clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees: £60 per 50-minute session
I offer flexible daytime and evening appointments. Please call me to discuss an appointment time that suits you.
We can meet for sessions in-person, by telephone or online (using Zoom).