Julia Reidy (Dip. Prac. Counsellor) Accredited Member NCS
Do you feel that life is currently a struggle for you? Do you suffer with work stress? Do you feel alone, misunderstood or unheard? My name is Julia and if you are finding it difficult to cope with any aspect of your life or in general, I can offer you a confidential space to speak freely and honestly, without judgement, to explore your feelings and thoughts and work together with you to make positive changes so that you can start to feel more in control of your life.
By listening and talking things through, often different perspectives on situations come to light and help to tackle past, present and then when needed, any future difficulties that may arise as you become more equipped with self-awareness and skills to tackle them.
So, should you need a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place in which to feel heard and understood I offer a friendly, professional service whereby I would aim to work together with you to improve your general wellbeing and happiness and tackle any problems that are making you feel 'stuck' in a place that you feel you can't get out of alone. You are NOT alone.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor who has trained integratively so can therefore offer a wide variety of tools and support for anyone looking to resolve a particular issue or issues, seek clarification, learn ways to manage, for example, depression, anxiety, anger, phobias, addictions or OCD behaviours to name a few. I can also support you through relationship, family, bereavement or work related stress issues.
I very much look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4.
Cognitive Behavioural Theory/An Intro to Transactional Analysis Level 3.
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2.
Introduction to Counselling Concepts Level 2.
Freedom Essex Child Protection Training Certificate.
I have volunteered as a Counsellor at The First Stop Centre in Braintree since November 2014.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
For an individual my fee is £40 per 50 min session, £50 for couples and £60 for families. If, after your initial consultation/first few sessions, you feel that I am the right counsellor for you and want to book 3 or 6 sessions in advance, this would carry a concession bringing the cost down further (10% reduction for 3 sessions; 15% for 6 sessions).
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.