I'm a highly experienced & Highly Specialist psychotherapist offering a compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental space where difficult, often painful issues can be explored. As a provider of psychotherapeutic services at the highest level within NHS, I have deep experience of a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems for individuals, families and couples & children, teens & adults and older
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 want to make changes to your life so you can throw open the doors to your potential. My work is always respectful & collaborative. In school-aged children and with parents I have extensive experience in the diagnosis of Autism & ADHD & post-diagnosis support and the design of parenting programmes.
Sessions are usually 60 minutes, though some clients prefer 90 minutes. The therapeutic work is co-created so that sessions can be spaced weekly, 2 or 3 weekly or more and the end date is based on clinical and client judgments, not an arbitrary fixed number.
Working compassionately with my clients is the very heart of my work. Client care and well being is core to my personal and clinical judgment. 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 clients have felt that for the first time in perhaps many years they have been able to deal effectively with things that had been locked away for a very long time because of fear, shame and embarrassment, but that they were also able to accomplish so much more than the end of anguish by the gaining of a new joy, motivation for living and happiness.
Areas of Work Undertaken
Anxiety, & Depression, Autism, Family Conflict & Relationship Difficulties, Sex, Sexuality and Gender, PTSD, Self-Harm, Parental Alienation, Sexual abuse, (perhaps suffered in childhood), Substance and Alcohol misuse, Bipolar Disorder, (also known as manic depression), OCD, Bereavement and where there may be Criminal Justice Involvement.
Specialist Child & Teen Issues
Autism, Bullying at school, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia,. I am able to offer ASC/ASD diagnosis and follow up support
Privacy & Confidentiality - the therapeutic space remains securely private. I will not discuss with anyone else what is disclosed by the client. *There are important exceptions around the idea of Safeguarding and these will be discussed in meetings.
*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 UKCP, Association of Family Therapist, and the Family Mediation Association and am a PPC (mediator supervisor). I have also trained in Non-Violent Resistance
I have a BSc degree in Psychology and Physiology and a masters degree in Psychotherapy. At masters level, I have studied the Philosophy of Science and Neuro-pharmacology.
My expertise enables me to work with individuals, families and couples of all ages.
My practice is built using skills and knowledge taken from a wide range of philosophical and psychological sources and methods of practice. In my practice I apply theory and practices from:- Family Therapy, CAT, CBT, DBT, Psycho-Dynamic and Person-Centred Models and have extensive experience in Parental Alienation
Learning never ends. I continue to update my practice and learning & continuously undertake professional development which involves adding and creating new skills and wisdoms to my practice. I also deliver professional workshops and presentations to professional colleagues and to the public.
I keep my practice as much evidence-based as I am rationally able to do and am grounded in the application of the use of the philosophy of science, medicine and other major areas of learning. I am currently training in Non-Violent Resistance & developing practice in Attachment Theory & Trauma.
I am very experienced with & also work with the NHS and, CAHMS and Secure & Forensic CAHMS, services and have developed my practice into other areas.
If after reading this you have any questions, please feel free to contact me for a no-obligation private conversation.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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 £50 per session per individual, £75 per couple 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 a challenging financial situation I always discuss rates: please ask.
Group Therapy (when running) £20 per person meeting.
7 days a week/days & times to suit. Respond within 24 hours. Sessions can be by Skype, Facetime / Zoom / other internet-based remote conferencing. Home visits, where appropriate.
I have a number of degrees and academic qualifications and expertise in Law, Science and Psychology and have worked in research at 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