Julia Lake Psychotherapist/Counsellor UKCP BACP
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health worries and psychological distress
FEES £50 per session 1 hour
Limited low cost spaces available