Julie Allison

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Advanced Diploma in Counselling (AQA, 2009)
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Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for reading my profile. I offer individual and family/couple counselling. I am an experienced counsellor with a lot of life experience. I have great rapport with clients of all ages. I am down to earth, non-judgmental and an easy person to talk to. I see my role as one of empowering my clients to have the strength and determination to help themselves to make changes. I believe its what we have to deal with in life that truly makes us the people we are.

I offer both short and long-term therapy, within Carrickfergus, Larne, Belfast and surrounding areas. I can offer appointments outside normal working hours and am very flexible in order to meet client needs. Please do not hesitate to call and we can discuss anything you are unsure about. I can provide client references.

I like to use person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies but will select from a number of different approaches appropriate to the client's needs. This is based on the theory that there is no proof that anyone theoretical approach works better than all others for a specific problem. After all, we are all unique and one size doesn't fit all.

What to expect from our sessions...

When you first make the brave decision to have counselling I will talk you through the initial process. For example, we begin with a brief assessment of your needs and what you expect to achieve from your counselling experience. I will outline our working partnership. We will discuss fees, location and time of session and whether a long or short term relationship is needed. This will be the time where you decide if you feel that you are comfortable and at ease with the working relationship.

Steps to Getting Started:

Email me to discuss your needs and how we can help each other
Talk about what you expect to get from counselling
Make appointment (time and place)
Arrange further sessions if you are happy to proceed

Counselling with Children...

I have a wealth of experience (12+ years) working with children of various ages. From primary age right through to high school/ secondary.

Your child may need help with:

  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
  • Family issues - stress/illness etc
  • Panick Attacks
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem

I have found that children respond particularly well to therapy through art and play, if you would like to find out more I would encourage to contact me to discuss futher.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (AQA, 2009).

I continue to enrich my own personal development particularly in the areas of:

  • self harm
  • drug awareness
  • self love and care
  • families living with cancer
  • anxiety and stress

Member organisations

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

  • I charge £40 per session (50 mins)
  • Marriage counselling £50.00

I am able to offer appointments both in and ouside of normal working hours.

Please do not hesitate to contact me in confidence to discuss anything you are unsure about.

When I work

Daytime, evenings and weekends

Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Julie Allison
Julie Allison