Here for you - Proud to support local communities - free 30 minute consultation.
Now Offering face-face support at the Tower Clinic, Cookridge , Leeds.
Hi, I'm Julia of Charlie J Counselling. Being here for you is important, whether you’re wanting help for a specific issue or just need a listening ear.
Charlie J Counselling was founded in memory of my late father and I am proud to be a small personal practice, providing you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore what you need.
I am able to support you with personal difficulties around mental health and well-being, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
My specialist skills are in supporting people through bereavement and loss, people who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual abuse and work related trauma.
All the services I offer you come from my own lived, personal and professional experience, helping me have an empathic understanding of your situation.
Having a non-directive style allows you to keep control, there is no worry about being assessed or evaluated.
The right support is important and that is why I offer a free no obligation 30 minute telephone or online consultation to see if you feel comfortable with me and what I offer is right for you. I will listen to you with respect and without judgement.
Offering you over 20 years experience from my personal and professional life, I have first-hand experience of how trauma and loss can affect our lives and our own self-worth, resulting in anxiety and low-confidence. I turned to counselling for help. I experienced how supportive counselling can be, how it can assist people to turn their lives around. This was my inspiration to become a counsellor.
I am close to and provide counselling services and out door therapy in and around, Otley, Skipton, Leeds, Ilkley, Harrogate, the Craven District and rural surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
More about me
As well as establishing my own small private practice, I provide counselling for a community out-reach service for young adults, and support local bereavement counselling services.
I am Gender and Diverse Friendly . I also support young people aged 13-25.
My qualifications include,
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young people’s mental health.
- City and Guilds level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development.
I have successfully undertaken training in the following areas,
- Taking your therapy outdoors
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Loss, Death and Bereavement
- Infant Loss
- LGBTQ+ Awareness
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Self -harm and Suicide Awareness
I deliver training in the following areas,
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Child exploitation
- Child development / Child Attachment
- Culture, Diversity and Equality
- Mental Health
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
My interest - Out door therapy
Counselling therapy outdoors in the natural environment can involve walking, discovering nature, or simply just sitting outside in your garden or local park.
Therapy outdoors gives you increased freedom to express yourself, a greater connection with the therapist and the natural environment.
Being in an area of outstanding natural beauty there are many walks to suit all abilities and levels of fitness. You decide what’s best for you.
Sessions are approximately 1 hour long and cost £50.00, with free initial telephone or online consultation.
From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Appointment times and fees,
Appointments available ;
Tuesday - Friday 8am - 7pm.
Face - face , Out door therapy and home visits from £50.00.
Online and telephone sessions are 50-minute's and priced at £40.00 for daytime sessions and £45.00 for evening sessions ( 5pm onwards).
I provide concessions for student counsellors, students, and front-line workers.
Home visits are day time only.
Out-door therapy is in daylight hours.
Now offering face to face support at the Tower clinic Cookridge, Leeds
I am a registered member of BACP - the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and work in accordance with ethical framework of good practice.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and hold a DBS enhanced child and adult certificate.
I also offer my service within rural communities and surrounding areas.
Ask about outdoor therapy and home visits.
Contact me via text, telephone or email and I will arrange a convenient free informal introduction to discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have and how counselling can support you. If you feel comfortable with me and would like to proceed, we can arrange our initial appointment.
What clients have said ;
You may shake your head and tell me it is your job, but it is rare to find people like you. People who want to make a difference. People who genuinely do care, people who want to listen and help. You have helped me learn so much about myself.
Julia was a great support – She was very understanding I felt like we had a lot in common and she made it OK for me to not feel OK.