Hi, my name is Julia. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Through the relationship between therapist and client, I will listen and support you as you share your experiences and difficulties. Some of your difficulties might be that you are not feeling like yourself and you are struggling to connect with the world. You might be feeling stress, depression or have personal problems that you cannot cope with.
I feel the emotional pain we experience when we are unable to move forward can stop us from being ourselves. It can affect everything around us so that we cannot appreciate what is good in our lives. Integrative relational therapy is a way of exploring these unresolved life issues and feelings. Through the safety of our conversations I can support you to identify the changes you can make to move forward.
How I Work
Using an integrative approach, I work with clients in confidential sessions. This can be short-term or long-term counselling. In our sessions, the relationship between therapist and client is at the centre of the integrative approach. My support and empathy encourages you to explore your difficulties and become self-aware of your problems.
Psychotherapy usually explores deep rooted, long standing or repetitive patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others. My approach is to look in detail at what the problem is that you are facing and to help you raise awareness of yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a fully Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist with the (UKCP) United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy with over 20 years of private practice.
I undertook my psychotherapy training at the SCPTI (Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute).
Currently working as a college counsellor with students aged between 8-18
I work with the NHS
I work with victims of serious crimes
Previous experience includes working as a therapist with survivors of abuse.
I trained as a bereavement counsellor at St. Catherine’s Hospice and have had five years’ experience supporting clients there.
I also have over ten years’ experience of working with learning difficulties using art therapy as a medium for expression. This included people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
From £35.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
I usually suggest that clients come for an initial appointment. There is no obligation to continue past the first meeting. If you decide to continue with therapy we may decide to meet for a couple of weeks and take it from there.
Initial session is £20 for 30mins.
Individual Therapy is from £35 -£45 per hour.
I provide therapy to trainees at special rates.
These are reduced rates for people who receive benefits.