Julie Adsetts

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PgDip,Couns;Bacp - Accredited
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Bradford BD1 & Shipley BD18
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About me

About me

I have been a therapist for the last 23years. I have had the pleasure of meeting many individuals from all walks of life. In my earlier years I started out working with the bereaved.

 My main area and passion, I guess you could say, has always been around victims of abuse. 

I have witnessed and heard some horrific stories, and life events. It never ceases to amaze me, the courage and determination a person will go through, to be able to trust the process of therapy. To finally, find a place of acceptance, without judgement, in the hope, they can finally be free. Be free, to be able to open up enough, to tell their story and begin to heal.

Mental health and depression:  

Mental health and depression are experienced by many yet affects no two individuals the same. I understand, not only from a professional level, but from a personal level also. I fully understand that depression can be very isolating, and a lonely place to exist in, especially within one’s mind.  Every person/client that I have the privilege of working with is/are unique, in their own special way. No, one story, will ever be the same. 

Since “Covid”, the world has changed in so many ways. People have become more institutionalised in their own homes, some being afraid of the outside world. Not to mention, the large crowds, and the hustle and bustle, of day-to-day life. That sense, of needing to run/flee, for safety. The words in our minds being “get me out of here, I need to go home”, back to the “safe space”, the lonely space. 

Anxiety and stress –

 A sense of dread and fear, that something bad is going to happen. The heart races, pins and needles up their arms, a need to run, and get away fast. Not being able to catch one's breath, as it all becomes too much, does this sound familiar? The enormity of feeling these emotions, and the impact, this can have on one’s life. 

Gone are the days, of planning a day out, with friends/colleagues or with that special someone. Instead, you are left with a sense of impossibility, just thinking about doing any of these things, sets your anxiety and stress off.

What is counselling/therapy?

Finding the right counsellor can be quite daunting. Your new life can begin, once you take those first steps in getting the help you require.

I am “Accredited” and have a wealth of experience. All of this is good grounds, for making the right choices, in looking for a therapist. 

However, for me the most important factor is, you feel connected with your therapist. After all, there’s no point in having all the above, and then your therapist, resembles or sounds like the person you fear or dislike the most!! ....

Reinforcing the fact, you must be happy with your chosen therapist. Building good groundwork, for you to thrive and begin your journey of healing.

Why does counselling help? 

Counselling helps, by allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings without being judged. It can help, by trusting the process. 

A person/client can say many things in different ways. To the untrained ear, this can get missed. Within therapy, your words and feelings do matter!

Allowing you the time and space, to work through things, something, you may have never been able to do before.

What experience do I the therapist have? 

I have dealt with all kinds of issues, such as:

 Relationship breakdowns, Depression, Anger Management, Illness, Covid, Self- Harm, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Paedophilia, Domestic Violence, Bullying, Infertility, Chronic Pain, Abortion, Miscarriage, Disabilities, Eating-Disorders, the list goes on.

Since covid, I now work remotely from home, via the phone, or video link over the internet.

What are the advantages of having therapy, over the phone or video link?

You may suffer from Anxiety/Stress, part of that may be an inability to venture out and seek help, in dealing with your surrounding issues.

For example: Disabilities – M.E. or fibromyalgia. When you have a bad day, just getting washed or dressed can seem all too impossible. For that, you need to be realistic in your goals. Maybe the better option for the time being, is to not exhaust yourself even further. So, working remotely via the telephone, may be the better option.

 There are many reasons for a person to prefer phone or video therapy. Since covid, in my professional capacity, I have experienced more clients wanting this service more and more.

 Clients feeling less pressured to find a suitable venue. Some clients prefer to sit in their cars, feeling more privacy that way. Or work commitments, doesn’t allow them to have time off work, so they are able to access my service in their lunch break.

Creative Therapy
I am trained in Creative therapies: This form of therapy helps clients, connect with their thoughts and feelings, on a different level.

Creative Therapy has nothing to do with how good you are at: Art, drawing, writing etc.
Creative therapy allows the client to focus on a subject using their creative minds. to fit how they are really feeling. For example: “I feel like I am in thick fog, cold scared and I just can’t find, sunshine anymore”. Instantly we are there, in the thick fog, shivering and shaking.

Once we can connect with how we “feel”, then we can connect with, “what does that look like for me?” etc. 

Making sense of who you are, and how your feeling, enables you to connect and understand yourself better. I guess you could say, it’s a bit like being your own internal therapist! 

Training, qualifications & experience


 Diploma in Counselling & Human Relations.

Creative Therapy, certificate from P.T.U.K, (Play Therapy UK).

After being awarded my Accreditation, I then went on to work for the NHS, for 2years. My love for the charity sector, had never really left me. I went back into the charity work, alongside my private work and never looked back.

I am based in Bradford. I have worked in different charitable organisations. Thus, allowing me to have a broad spectrum, of all kinds of issues, from within the services. My experience and knowledge are expansive. However, no two people are ever the same. We all deal with thoughts and feelings quite differently. 

Experience: OCR - Introduction to Counselling
                      Diploma in Counselling & Human Relations
                      Pain Management / Mindfulness
                      Sexually Abused Victims & Families including Trafficking.
                      Bereavement, Self-Harm, as well as long term health conditions, example being:
                      M.S., M.E. Fibromyalgia, Eating Disorders, wheelchair bound .......
                      creative therapy, Anger Management - React & Respond                                        Techniques. 

I am based in Bradford. However, now that I do phone or video therapy. This has enabled me to expand my client list further afield.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative Therapy
Domestic violence
Sexual Abuse

Photos & videos


£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are charged at an hourly rate.

If there are any external companies, interested in the services I offer.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, to discuss further.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am currently doing Tues, Weds, Thurs.

My open availability does get filled quite quickly.  So please don't hesitate to contact me, if you require any more information about me.

Further information

When our life is in turmoil, we find it extremely difficult to rationalise our behaviour.

My counselling offers a non-judgemental environment to help you express yourself in a way you possibly haven't been able to do before.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, if you want to know more about my services.

I am here to help, just get in touch.



"I am not very academic, so my fear was being judged . Julie was so down to earth, I didn't feel silly she was just well....normal. she made me feel so comfortable and accepted. I can't explain how my life has changed it just has? so much for the better, thank you so much" LS - (2018)

What brought you to Counselling?

"I was struggling with what I thought was the two bereavements in my family in the space of a month at the beginning of the year."

Whilst in therapy did you feel you have learnt anything about yourself? If so what?

"I feel that I have learnt a lot about myself especially when it comes to my own self confidence and reliance on others.  I also learnt that the issues that I thought I was suffering from were totally different to the issues which were actually making me feel low".

If there is anything you would have changed about the sessions, if so what would that have been?

"I would not have changed the sessions".

If any of your friends or colleagues sought Counselling would your therapist be someone who you would recommend? Please explain a little further why you would or why you wouldn't recommend your therapist?

"Yes I would certainly recommend Jules I felt that she understood what I was trying to say.  Even when I thought I was talking in riddles and not much sense she understood my perspective and managed to find the underlying issue".

Is there anything that you may like to add within your feedback, that is not asked in the questions above:

"Thank you for all the help and support your provided me with.  You were a god send."


" I find it very difficult to talk just in general. Jules allowed me the space to feel it was ok to take my time. Trusting someone has always been very difficult for me. I have never been used to talking about my problems, it's always  been me that everyone comes to. She just "GOT" it, and I thank her so much for that" Highly Recommend

Barbara  (FEMALE) AGE 53

Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1

Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme