Julia Penrose

Julia Penrose



07900 478591

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About me

I work from my bright studio room in Bradford on Avon and from a room in central Trowbridge. My intention is to create a safe space to explore whatever you need to focus on.

Through our work together you will be supported to look at the relevant issues in your life, to revisit the past where appropriate, and to move forward with more tools, understanding and hope for the future.

The trust and acceptance that is developed through our relationship will create the right conditions for growth to take place. Using my knowledge and experience we can find the best way of working together to bring this about.

We all experience significant life events which can cause us to seek therapy. Likewise transitions such as children leaving home, the birth of a child, midlife and so on, can bring up deep feelings of loss and sometimes a crisis of identity. Exploring this with a safe 'other' can be enormously growthful and reassuring.

Alongside my therapeutic work, my background is in the creative arts field and I provide art materials for those who prefer to work in a visually expressive way. I am also a Sandtray therapist and sandtray work is always available for those who are interested.

Please refer to my website for more information.

There is free parking near my Trowbridge practice and there is free on-street parking outside my studio in Bradford on Avon

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Sandtray Therapy

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
BA Hons Creative Arts
Art Therapy Foundation
2 years at BCPC foundation level
2 years counselling within substance misuse
6 years counselling in a secondary school
Creative therapeutic work over many years
Training in Inner Child work, Rewind Trauma technique, MET (motivational enhancement technique)
Full professional insurance
Registered member of BACP

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I charge £45 for a 50 minute session. I charge the initial session at half price in order for us to meet and to decide if we'd like to work together. There is absolutely no obligation to continue unless it feels right to do so. Please do ask about concessions if needed .

Further information

Walking and Talking

I am also interested in working with clients outside of the therapy room and using a walking and talking approach for those who feel more comfortable not sitting face to face but being in motion and in the open air.

An initial session would need to be held within the therapy space to establish the guidelines and boundaries of how this would work and we can take it forward from there.

Please ask about this should you wish to consider it and we can explore further what this would look like.

Maps & Directions

Trowbridge, BA14
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

I have wheelchair access in my Bradford on Avon practice but unfortunately not in my Trowbridge practice.


I am available to see clients in B-on-A and Trowbridge on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ask and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults