Julia Samworth

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UKCP registered, MBACP, BSc Hons (1st Class) Psychology
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Totnes, Devon, TQ9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am experienced  and accredited psychotherapist and 'walk and talk' therapist, working in and around the Totnes area. I reach out to help you either indoors, online or outside.  Please contact me for a free initial consultation.

Psychotherapy is designed to help you to be able to do, think and feel things differently. 

  • To help you recognise the patterns that hold you back and to create new options to change them. And once change happens in one area of life, this opens possibilities in other areas. 
  • To let go of preoccupations and gain clarity of vision. 
  • To accept where you are and to move forward to where you want to be.
  • To recognise happiness as it presents itself to you. 
  • To gain insight into yourself, and to be curious and inspired.
  • To address specific concerns including anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, relationship issues, self-confidence or self-esteem, addiction, trauma and feelings of being lost or overwhelmed.

I am committed to helping you to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of yourself, to enable you to make the positive life changes you want and have greater skills at managing life’s challenges.

How I help you

Integrative counselling and psychotherapy weaves together approaches and tools from a range of therapeutic models, enabling therapy to be tailored to you and to the concerns you wish to explore. We can address a specific concern or engage in a personal exploration. The therapeutic process reduces distress and increases choices and insight.  We will collaborate so that you can be self-empowered outside the therapy room.

Here you can feel free, to be yourself. To be just as you are. To be understood without judgement. To see things in their true light. To see another perspective and be open to possibility.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience working in the voluntary sector with MIND, the mental health charity, and in a drug and alcohol unit.  

Professional Training and Accreditations

  • BSc Hons Psychology, with distinction, Open University
  • MBA with distinction, City University
  • UKCP registered psychotherapist
  • Member of BACP
  • Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy, Beeleaf Institute
  • Post qualification certificate in Other Centred (Buddhist) Psychotherapy, Tariki Trust
  • Ecotherapy Diploma, Tariki Trust

Specialist Training

  • Complex Trauma Certificates, Complex Trauma Institute
  • Polyvagal Theory, Complex Trauma Institute
  • EMDR Certificate, EMDR works
  • Lifespan Integration, Lifespan Integration UK (for trauma work)
  • Working Creatively with Trauma, Beeleaf Institute
  • Addictions Training, Beeleaf Institute and Eolachie
  • Healing and Co-dependency, Beeleaf Institute
  • Working Effectively with Anxiety and Depression, Beeleaf Institute
  • Master Practitioner Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Beeleaf Institute
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
  • Clinical Hypnosis, Beeleaf Institute

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Your combination of experiences and concerns are unique to you. What matters above all else in psychotherapy is our relationship. You are welcome to discuss any concerns you have which may include (but is not limited to) anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, relationship issues, self-confidence, pressures of work, addiction, trauma and feelings of being lost or overwhelmed.

Therapies offered


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


I will be meeting with you once per week, lasting 50 minutes either on-line or in-person, or 60 minutes in a nature-based environment.

There will be an initial on-line assessment lasting around 20 minutes. This appointment gives you the opportunity to meet me, to decide if I am the right therapist for you, to ask any questions about my practice, for me to gather some information on you and for us to make an initial exploration of the concerns that you have. 

If we decide to go ahead, we would arrange an initial set of appointments. We would review progress periodically. 

I will ask you to agree to ‘Counselling Terms’ tailored to the type of therapy you wish to participate in. This document sets my confidentiality policy and other administrative points..


  • Assessment on-line (20 minutes): Free of charge 
  • Appointments on-line (50 minutes): £60 
  • In-person appointments (50 minutes): £60 
  • Walk and talk therapy (60 minutes): £60 (note there maybe additional charges e.g. car parking)

When I work

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Further information

I’m Julia and I live in Ashprington with my partner and our 2 cats. In my spare time, I like to potter about the garden & grow my own vegetables.  See 'About' on my website.

I work face to face indoors, online and outdoors.

If you wish to work face to face, I have a room close to Totnes in Ashprington.

If you wish to work outdoors, my room is set in the beautiful countryside near to the River Dart. We can discuss suitable locations including any of your favourites.  I will confirm the location after a risk assessment.

Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)