About me

About me

You may be feeling stuck, confused, sad or alone. Life is sometimes difficult and it may be relationships, health, past experiences or other worries that are distressing you. You may feel that nothing can change and no one can help.

In a confidential and non-judgemental space I will support you in your exploration where I will be focussed on you and what you are bringing.

Sometimes we are unaware of our feelings and our relationships baffle us. I will assist you in becoming aware of your feelings and how your relationships impact your life.

I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I am a former critical care Nurse and I am also a practising Registered Osteopath. I have a particular interest in how physical and mental health are interrelated.

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with, anxiety-depression-difference-mental illness-relationship issues-addiction-loss-stress-bereavement.

Contact me if you would like to discuss how Counselling and Psychotherapy may help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my counselling training at the University of Hertfordshire where I gained a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I went on to study Gestalt Counselling at the London Gestalt Centre where I gained a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and a Certificate in Humanistic counselling. Subsequently I attended the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute and I was awarded an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.

In 2019 I was awarded a Diploma in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, a movement based therapy, having trained with Gestalt Psychotherapist Dr. Ruella Frank at the Center for Somatic Studies in New York City.

I have a background in Critical Care Nursing and I currently also practice as a Registered Osteopath. My other professional qualifications include BSc (hons) Osteopathy, BSc Health Studies and Diplomas in General Nursing and Critical care.

I run my private practice in Hertford where I also practice as a Registered Osteopath. Previously I have worked for Mind the mental health charity. I work with adults on a long or short term basis.

As a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health worries and psychological distress


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

FEES £50 per session 1 hour

Limited low cost spaces available


Tuesday to Friday 8am -6pm


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My practice is on the first floor of an old building

Additional languages


Julia Lake

Julia Lake