Julia Woods MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counselling CBT Psychotherapy & PC
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Looking for a counsellor can be a little daunting and so here's some information about me; that way you have a better idea if I'm the right counsellor for you.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor meaning I am qualified and experienced in three areas of therapy; these are Psychotherapy (looking into who we are and why/issues from childhood or the past which have shaped us), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (talking about our core beliefs and thoughts, how these shape our behaviour and looking at ways to change those cognitions by integrating new more positive ones) and Person-Centred (the here and now).
I offer face to face as well as telephone and online counselling (messenger or video call). The latter works well for those who are busy or who may be struggling to get out to see a counsellor.
I pride myself on being highly empathic, warm and approachable as well as offering unconditional positive regard, a non judgemental approach and confidentiality.
These are my personal morals and qualities as well as being the foundation of the ethical framework and standards of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) of which I am a member.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma as an Integrative Counsellor with 200+ hours counselling experience dealing with;
- PTSD and C-PTSD
- Traumatic Grief
- Suicidal Ideation
- Anxiety and Depression
- Childhood Trauma, Neglect & Abuse
- Day to day stress
- Low self esteem
- Lack of motivation
- Relationship Issues
- Domestic Abuse
I am an individual member of the BACP and as such I adhere to the standards and morals of the Ethical Framework and keep up to date with policies and procedures.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If there are any types of counselling and support not indicated then please feel free to call me to discuss these as I'm happy to chat and get an idea of whether I feel I can offer counselling in that area.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- £20 initial assessment fee (up to 30 minutes)
- £45 per hour.
- Payment via Bank Transfer in advance once session decided.
- Block bookings can be paid in advance.
- If a cancellation or request to rearrange is made within 48 hours of the session I cannot refund unfortunately
- DNA's (Did Not Attend) or no-shows cannot be refunded
I have worked with clients on both time limited or ongoing counselling sessions and am happy to work with both.
I feel it's most beneficial to my clients to set a definite regular weekly time (most employers support this and many are happy to fund employee counselling for a set number of sessions after an initial assessment) however I appreciate that life can get in the way and things change.
I will try to set appointments to suit you and rearrange where possible, however I appreciate as much notice as possible if this is the case as I can then offer the session to other clients.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am - 10pm Please feel free to call or email outside the above times and leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|