Julian Samiloff BACP, UKCP. BSc. MSc, LLM. AFT, FMA. PPC.
Isle Of Wight
45 Central Street
07976512823 / 07976 512 823
I'm an experienced psychotherapist offering a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and work through issues. Im an experienced practitioner also providing services within a CAMHS setting and having experience of a range of mental health and behavioural problems.
You may wish to explore relationship difficulties, sexual or gender issue, bereavement, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, family issues or addiction. You may also make changes to your life so you can achieve much more. I work collaboratively and creatively with you to do this. In family work I have extensive experience in Autism; diagnosis and post diagnosis support.
Sessions are usually 50 minutes, though some clients prefer 80 minutes. The therapeutic work is open ended, meaning an end date is not set at the beginning, though sometimes it can be more beneficial to create different patterns. We decide these things together.
Working with my clients is very important to me. I aim to be gentle, non-judgemental and empathic. It is important to me to make my clients feel safe, comfortable, listened to and appreciated. Client feedback emphasises my warm humane approach and that they feel relieved that for the first time they have been able to talk about things that had been locked away for many years and the shame and embarrassment they feared just seemed to fade away.
I work in London, the Isle of Wight, and in Hampshire. Working with individuals, couples and families is built around CBT and family therapy. CBT is science based and crucially approved by NICE [The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence which provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care] and unlike many other models it has been shown to work. I have also developed a range of insights and methods that have developed the model. Family Therapy is also a NICE recognised and approved therapy.
My expertise enables me to work with a wide range of problems, - Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, Sex and gender and a range of other behavioural & relationship and mental health difficulties.
Confidentiality - the therapeutic space remains private. I will not discuss with anyone else what is discussed between client and myself. There are important exceptions around the idea of Safeguarding and these will be discussed between us.
I am very experienced with a wide range of mental health and relationship problems which include: sexual abuse, (perhaps suffered in childhood), substance and alcohol misuse, anxiety and depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, (also known as manic depression), self-harm, OCD, gender and sexuality, bereavement.
I also specialise in issues related to children: - bullying at school, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s Spectrum Disorder. I am able to offer ASC/ASD diagnosis and follow up support
With an additional 20 plus years of professional experience in research and university work and family law means I am very well placed to help those involved with the family courts and can provide psychological reports where required
Training, qualifications & experience
I have two masters’ degrees and I'm a qualified and accredited psychotherapist; a member of:- the BACP, UKCP, Association of Family Therapist, and the Family Mediation Association and am a PPC in mediation (supervisor qualification)
I have a BSc degree in psychology and physiology and a masters degree in psychotherapy
My expertise enables me to work with individuals, families and couples.
In my practice I apply theory and practice from:- Family therapy, CBT, psycho-dynamic and person centred models. I practice mindfulness. I keep my practice evidence based and connected to science, medicine and other major areas of learning.
I am very experienced with NHS and CAHMS working and have developed my practice into other areas.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings that life has no purpose or meaning anymore
Feelings of dread
Feeling alone and withdrawn, lonely
Fear of death and illness
A sense of being unfulfilled
Feeling stuck or trapped by life dilemmas
Life / Business / Work balance
Helping high achievers to focus on goals / Business coaching
Addictive and destructive behaviors including substance misuse
Issues around sex, sexuality and gender
Cross dressing and LGBT and other alternative lifestyles
Guilt and shame
Death of a loved one
Inability to make decisions and loss of motivation
Young people and teenage crises
Supporting families through challenges to education system / schools / colleges
Resolving high conflict disputes in partnerships, marriage, business
Resolving child contact disputes in family law / litigation
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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BASIC PRINCIPLE = I am sensitive to my clients' needs and have created a fee structure that takes into account affordability and individual ability to pay. I will always discuss fees privately with my clients if there are problems with finances.
Fees: General £75 per session per individual (London), £90 per couple and £90 and family therapy. Flexible phone and Skype sessions / internet conferencing sessions available for overseas clients or frequent travellers. Sessions can be more than once per week, weekly, or longer gaps between sessions to suit life / work balance and clinical need.
Where there is challenging financial situation I always discuss rates: please ask.
Group Therapy (when running) £20 per person meeting.
I have a number of degrees and academic qualifications and an expertise in Science and Psychology and have worked in research in the University of London. I have undergone extensive training in wide ranging disciplines - Philosophy of Science Masters programme and the Neuro-Physiology of Behaviour Masters programme run by London University and London Guildhall University respectively. I have scientific experience of; - diagnosed mental health conditions, neuro-pharmacology and prescribed medication.
I set up my psychotherapy practice to provide a much needed, unique counselling service for families and individuals living on the Isle of Wight. Since then I have expanded and developed my services to take in surrounding counties and London and to provide – uniquely – a personalised visiting service.
I utilise a number of therapeutic approaches all built upon the philosophy of science: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential therapy, Integrative, Person Centred therapy, Psychodynamic and Systemic (Family) therapy.
I can also draft reports for use in law and litigation and for the purposes of insurance.
See also my Web Site www.juliansamiloff.com
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available 7 days a week and throughout each day. Days and times to suite. I will return calls within 24 hours, often sooner.I will phone you if more convenient. Can use Skype or Facetime
Types of client
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