Julia Theo MA(Counselling & Psychotherapy) MBACP
I am a BACP Registered counsellor/psychotherapist with extensive experience in helping clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationships, identity issues, history of abuse, and self esteem issues, in addition to offering general counselling.
I provide both time-limited counselling and longer-term therapy to adults and young people aged 16+. I am based in South East London and can offer daytime and evening appointments, as well as on-line sessions if preferred.
My approach to counselling is integrative, drawing on a number of different theoretical models, predominantly existential and person-centred. The existential approach focuses on understanding how you make meaning in your life and what your priorities and values are, so that you can work out what you want in life and feel more confident in making choices. Person-centred means that the counselling process is led by you, and that we work together with what you bring and at your pace. The relationship between you and me, as your counsellor, is key to the work and provides a safe and supportive space for you to explore yourself and your experience without judgement or criticism.
Training, qualifications & experience
Background and experience:
After graduating I worked in a variety of settings overseas before returning to the UK where I re-trained and qualified as a counsellor. Since qualifying I have worked for a community based counselling agency charity for 10 years and in private practice.
- MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with distinction) (Thames Valley University, London)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (with Distinction) (Thames Valley University, London)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Thames Valley University, London)
- Basic Counselling Skills, modules 1 and 2 (CPCAB)
- BA (Philosophy, Psychology and English) (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
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
£45 - £75 per hour for one-to-one sessions. This can be discussed at your assessment and a limited number of spaces are available for a reduced fee.
Contact me by telephone or email to arrange an initial assessment appointment.