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About me

Do you want to understand why you feel or behave the way you do?  Do you feel like you want to change or improve something?  Are you struggling with some difficult experience or trauma? Whatever has brought you to this point be assured that you will get a friendly welcome in a professional and relaxing environment.  I offer a free consultation, just call, text or email me to arrange this.

I work with adults and young people in Wilmslow  and online.  My clients all have unique experiences, relationships and lives. Some people come to me knowing exactly what they want to work through or change, some feel confused and may not fully understand why they feel the way they do.  I will be someone who will be there to help support you through this time and any change you want.

Together we use the sessions at your pace to work through things, you get the time and space you need. I wont make judgements about you and your life, I will listen to what you have to say and together we will work through the things that are important.

I have years of experience working with different complexities of problems and I work with people on a long or short term basis.  Typically people come to me because they seek understanding, you may feel unable to cope without something in your life, trauma, change, anxiety, stress, depression, self destructive behaviours, addictions, relationship, trust or family problems, illness and health worries, feeling overwhelmed, struggling at work or with study, feeling unfulfilled, lost or sad etc.

I provide a discrete professional and confidential counselling service.  If you have any concerns about confidentiality this can be discussed in a consultation.

If getting to an appointment is difficult I offer alternative convenient solutions which may suit you better such as telephone, Skype, FaceTime and email counselling. For some people this is helpful if they have family/work commitments, disabilities or have difficultly attending the practices for whatever reason.

I also offer group and individual support for organisations.  I offer counselling to staff in small businesses who need support at work or during periods of sickness/absence.  Providing counselling to your staff is tax deductible and can reduce staff absence, assist with those needing help to return to work or for staff in a consultation period.  Please get in touch with your businesses individual requirements.



Training, qualifications & experience

  • Julia Summers MBACP, Dip Counselling, BSc (Hons)Psych, Supervisor
  • Rewind Trauma Therapist - IARTT Practitioner
  • Integrative Counselling Training
  • Full clear Enhanced DBS check
  • Member and on the Register of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • I have worked in schools supporting those with problems associated with confidence, anxiety, health anxiety, self harm, bullying, family issues and those affected by loss/bereavement etc
  • Specialist GAMCARE counsellor for people affected by problem gambling.
  • Volunteer work at several charities for people who otherwise could not afford counselling, these have included: children's charities, working with NHS referred adults affected by sexual abuse and their families, providing support to people affected by cancer and other illnesses.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)- working with businesses to help support staff.  I also offer direct employee counselling which can be offset against taxable profits this is available to sole traders, partnerships and small businesses saving you the cost of working directly with EAP providers who may be more costly.
  • Work in an NHS funded charity counselling survivors/affected families of sexual abuse.
  • Over 20 years working with people affected by debt issues
  • Qualified Trainer - Level 3 Award for Education & Training (Formally PTLLS)
  • Professionally Qualified Supervisor for other Counsellors/Supervisors.  I also facilitate peer supervision groups.
  • Extensive experience counselling university and school pupils, students and teachers.

Additional Training

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Supervision
  • Safeguarding
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Laughter Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse & associated issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm (Problem Coping Mechanisms)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Sand Tray, Puppets, Figures, Art & Play work
  • Anxiety including social, physical, health, work, school etc
  • Panic
  • Addictions including working with problem gambling
  • Couples Counselling
  • Family Group Sessions
  • Specialist Rewind Trauma Therapy Qualified

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with a number of businesses to provide counselling and psychotherapy services to their staff soing group sessions or individual sessions.

  • Coping with consultation/redundancy matters
  • Workplace stress
  • Emotional issues at work - aimed at frontline staff who may be affected by client/customer contacts
  • Team issues
  • Long term illness/return to work support

Please contact me with your requirements and I will be happy to discuss options available. info@haventherapy.co.uk


Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Transactional analysis

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

  • Free initial consultation via phone/email
  • Counselling session Wilmslow £60
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy for Veterans- Free
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy - £140, sessions last between 1-2 hrs.  Subsequent sessions are 1 hr @ £70.
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy for emergency services (inc ex) 25% discount
  • Sessions available face to face, telephone or online.
  • Supervision - £60 for 1 hr, £80 for 1 1/2 hr session.


Day, evening and weekend appointments.

Handforth Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


I am a fully qualified friendly professional supervisor.

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Julia Summers MBACP - Friendly Professional Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Julia Summers MBACP - Friendly Professional Psychotherapist & Supervisor