Do you feel like you are going round in circles or you feel alone and need to talk to someone independent who you can trust? Counselling enables us to work things out in such a way that we can make any changes that are necessary and move forwards. We can start to make sense of things again. Being able to express strong feelings with someone who will listen without judgement, can help relieve worry and anxiety over issues such as relationships, bereavement, depression, low confidence and self-esteem, and any other health-related concerns. Counselling can help highlight areas where change may be needed in order to break unhelpful patterns. Highlighting and processing/ releasing difficult emotions that may be unresolved from the past is helpful. This often provides a sense of relief and a sense of calmness. In working with issues such as grief and suicidal thoughts we will often explore faith and how this can be helpful in situations like this. This is part of an holistic approach to wellbeing.
I offer a safe, confidential and ethical counselling practice. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical guidelines and code of practice. I undertake regular, monthly counselling supervision to maintain good practice as per BACP requirements.
Since March 2020 I have been offering telephone assessments and then Zoom sessions which work very well. I am following Government guidelines which is ‘if you can work from home then do work from home’. I will resume face-to-face sessions as soon as I feel it’s safe to do so.
Training, qualifications & experience
Lead Counsellor qualifications and training - Julia McGarragh MBACP (Accred)
I have 20 years experience of counselling in a variety of settings. I provided workplace counselling for Local Government employees of Lincolnshire (2005-2019). I now concentrate on my Private Practice and I am affiliated with several EAP’s ( Employee Assistance programmes) and various schools. I provide support to staff in schools and students of Secondary age and above.
I have also provided counselling support for Lincoln College students and Welton Health Centre in the past.
- Diploma in CBT
- Diploma in Mindfulness
- Stress Management
- Integral Eye Movement Therapy (2015)
- Mediation training -Robert Still OCN certificate (2013)
- Alcohol concern training (Lincs alcohol harm reduction partnership)
- ASIST suicide prevention training
- Cognitive therapy for dealing with depression
- Safeguarding children & young people
- Diploma in Counselling children and adolescents
- Effective anger management
- Introduction to NLP
- Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling (Graduated 2006)
- AQA – Advanced Certificate/ Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2003)
- AQA – Certificate in Counselling Skills (2002)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I CAN OFFER THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT TO ORGANISATIONS:
- Mediation in the workplace
- Managing stress / stress workshops
- Integral Eye Movement therapy (IEMT) for working with emotional trauma.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
£30 Counselling sessions (sessions can be weekly or fortnightly)
£25 young people - 11-17yrs
£40 Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
£50 Integral eye movement sessions (IEMT) - usually only one or two sessions needed.
£185 Workplace mediation service
Short-term (up to six sessions)
Longer-term support available if necessary
To avoid incurring a cancellation fee, 24 hours notice is required.
Monday - Saturday
What will happen?
Getting started: Pick up the phone, contact us by e-mail or by using the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can to make an appointment for you to come in and discuss whether counselling can help - it usually can!
An initial counselling assessment will be carried out to determine the issues we will focus on and explore in more detail what counselling can offer. This can last for up to an hour.
Counselling sessions arranged following assessment will last 50 minutes. They will be the same time and day each week or sometimes if preferred can be fortnightly.
Confidentiality will be explained at assessment and it is only in extreme circumstances that a counsellor would ever have to break confidentiality.
Any questions that you have about how counselling works can be asked at any time or if you prefer, you can contact us and we will try to answer any questions you might have.