Depression can be a very isolating and lonely place to live in. 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.
Counselling helps, by allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings without being judged.
Helping you to unlock emotions that could have possibly been hidden for many years..
I deal in all kinds of issues such as: Relationship breakdowns, depression, illness & stress, self harming, suicidal thoughts, trauma, sexuality, Domestic violence, bullying, infertility, chronic pain, abortion, miscarriage, disabilities, eating disorders. I have a wealth of experience, in many areas.
I am here to help whether that be 1 - 1 counselling or group work.
As well as talking therapy, (which is popular within my practice) I also offer another alternative therapy, which is Creative Therapy Counselling.
This form of therapy, is very helpful for clients, who find being placed in the "spotlight", really difficult to handle. Just by my clients focusing on something other than themselves, enables them to explore what's really going on for them inside much more effectively.
Creative Therapies has nothing to do with how good you are at: Art, drawing, writing etc.
What is important to me is the thoughts & feelings behind the piece you have created.
Focussing on something else, can achieve amazing results, within such a short space of time.
This way of working I can offer you both 1-1 or within a group work setting.
Group Work consists of, a small group of clients, working within the same group throughout the 6wk course. The benefits of working in a small group, are seeing others also in a vulnerable state,
and having that feeling that you are not alone.
Today is a new day, contact me if you want my help. Do not struggle in silence anymore.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work within the N.H.S. I am based in and around Bradford. I have worked with many clients, with many different issues. So my experience is expansive, however no two people are ever the same. We all deal with issues in all different ways.
Other than me having my Accreditation & Diploma in counselling & human relations, I also went on to study Creative Therapy, successfully receiving my certificate from P.T.U.K, (Play Therapy UK).
Through my time as a counsellor, creative therapy has helped so many clients in so many ways. Above all it learns a client, to be much more in tune with themselves emotionally. Enabling them to go onto live a much more balanced life.
One example of feedback I was given is:
"I didn't feel like I was in the spotlight! I didn't have to explain myself if I didn't want to"
Creative Therapy, promotes healing on a much more deeper level. It has NOTHING to do with how good you are as an artist, the most important factor is what it brings up for you.
Talking therapies alone can sometimes create a mental block on your thoughts & feelings.
An example of being creative:
If I was to ask you to draw/write/paint your face of how others see you, would that face/person be the same as you feel inside? You are the expert on yourself, no one else.
Experience : OCR - Introduction to Counselling
Diploma in Counselling & Human Relations
Pain Management / Mindfulness
Sexually abused victims & families.
working with clients with health issues example:
M,S, M.E. spinal injuries, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, wheelchair bound .......
creative therapy group work 6/8 week sessions, including Mindfulness techniques.
I have also worked within the N.H.S., strict guidelines and highly experienced
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
1 HOUR COUNSELLING OR CREATIVE COUNSELLING SESSION £30
NEGOTIABLE BLOCK BOOKINGS PAY IN ADVANCE.
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."
L.S. (FEMALE) AGE 28
" 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