Julie Allison MBACP - Advanced Diploma in Counselling (AQA, 2009).

Julie Allison MBACP - Advanced Diploma in Counselling (AQA, 2009).

County Antrim


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County Antrim


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

MBACP - 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


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with


  • I charge £30 per session (50 mins)

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.

Maps & Directions

Carrickfergus, BT38

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults