Julie Anne Hewson
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Welcome to my page, I am glad that you have stopped to take a look. If you decided to contact me, you can be assured that I will give you the best possible service.
I am a very experienced compassionate and wise psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor.
What does this mean?
I have a wealth of experience as I have been in the profession for many years, in a series of roles, including training and supervising others, teaching; both here and in continental Europe.
Over the years I have encountered so many people in so many countries, in roles, professions, situations and dilemmas; that I listen with a huge amount of comprehension and never make assumptions.
I have had a rich and interesting personal life which has lead me to greater understanding of what life unexpectedly throws up. I have been a teacher, a business woman, artist, writer, wife, mother, grandma. A traveller, visionary and a very simple ordinary person who loves my friends, family, cooking and laughing, and has faced many of the things that I now work with.
I consider each individual who trusts themselves to my professional ability, as the expert on themselves, so that when we work together I will refer to your ideas, hunches and hypotheses and offer insights, perspectives and frames of reference that you might not have encountered before to help solve problemsI and resolve pain.
I think most people, whatever their situation want to to feel at peace with themselves, enjoy laughter, feel harmony in their lives and experience love, happiness and good health.
This is equally true in organisational settings and apart from being a clinician (psychotherapist), I am also a management consultant and executive coach, and have worked in many settings to do with conflict resolution.
Where do I work from?
I have worked for many years in the west country, but have now relocated to North Wales, where I see individuals and couples, teams and professional people with specific organisational needs. I also have links with Bangor university, clinical psychology department.
How will counselling help?
My aim is to alleviate suffering as quickly as possible and then if needed take the time to analyse origins and reasons for the distress through accurate diagnosis and a relationship of integrity, kindness and clarity. This is why my fees reflect this capacity.
If after the event you wish to learn more about yourself and need a longer time in therapy then I am willing to negotiate on fees, as I would never want cost to stand in the way of someone receiving the service they deserve.
How I work.
I use a range of approaches depending on what is most useful to the client. I am multi-lingual in a number of therapeutic approaches and will employ them in discussion with you if they are useful. I have never believed one size fits all and have a range of perspectives in my professional system which I can share with you, as and when, to your benefit.
Above all the relationship is key and your wellbeing is my primary concern. Thus if you need short term therapy that is what we will do and if you need long term therapy, that is what we can negotiate and pursue. Sometimes some coaching hits the spot more effectively than employing archeology, sometimes learning meditation skills and employing the individuals creativity is what is required.
I work in ways that are directly suited to the client, whether it be quiet reflective awareness or strategic focussed approaches. I genuinely want the best for people, and for them to release any suffering and reclaim their full potential.
I have trained in Transactional Analysis at the highest levels. Gestalt Jungian approaches and Relational Integrative Psychotherapy. I have practiced meditation for many years and find the current interest in mindfulness very effective in helping clients focus on on the present.
Ultimately it is the question of fit between client and practitioner and clarity as to what is really wanted and needed by the person seeking help.
Areas in which I have a lot of experience are:
- dealing with cancer, as a patient or a carer
- dementia, as a carer
- relationship issues
- work based issues
- mood swings
- toxic environments
- creating new visions after life changing events
- dealing with life's transitions
- almost anything that being a human being throws up!
I have specialised in victims of trauma and PTSD (having trained specially in Switzerland in this area). Sometimes it is the result of one event, sometimes it is the insidious legacy of emotional abuse over a number of years.
In addition, I am also an Executive Coach and Supervisor please see: www.ukcoaching.com
I recently had the privilege of speaking at a Conference at The Royal College of Surgeons on the issue of confidence for Senior Woman Surgeons, on International Women's Day 2016.
“I first met Julie when my husband and I went to see her for relationship counselling. I was in recent remission from cancer and my husband in recovery from addiction. Julie managed to contain and hold our anguish with enormous skill and compassion. I didn’t realise just how much skill at the time (I came to understood that much later, when my own understanding of the process grew). I only knew that it was the first time I had felt safe for a very long time.
For the outcome? Suffice to say that twenty-six years later, I am still alive and my husband and I are still married.
I heartily recommend Julie as a therapist, teacher, coach or mentor.” - Tilly Peterson
“Julie is one of those rare talents who always inspires me. If I’m in a challenging situation I always think “What would Julie do?” She has helped me in my work for over 25 years.” - Mark Tanner
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA. BA (Hons) Post Graduate, Cert Ed Dip SW, CQSW, TSTA, CTA,
- Registered UKCP Clinician
- BACP Registered Supervisor Snr Accredited MBCAP
- Trainer and Supervisor (and previously Vice President) for the European Association for Supervision and Coaching.
I trained for 7 years to become a Psychotherapist at Metanoia in London and qualified as a Clinical Transactional Analyst and later, after more years of study, a Trainer and Supervisor in Transactional Analysis.
I undertook a Jungian Analysis, trained in Gestalt, Integrative Relational Psychotherapy, Meditation and Arts therapies,.
I also have a Diploma in Supervision and became one of the founders of the European Association for Supervision and Coaching.
I am a qualified Executive Coach and Coach Trainer, and co-founded Elliot-Griffiths Coaching Training which has been running for thirteen years and has trained people from the theatre to local government, the armed services to entrepreneurs, artists, clergy, the legal professions, a range of professions from the NHS from senior executives to administrators in small companies, Olympians, Counsellors and people wanting a change of career.
I founded the Iron Mill institute over forty years ago and have trained a large number of professionals in the field over this time. I sold it as a going concern 12 years ago to concentrate on, my clients, my writing, my art and the care of my beloved late husband who was dealing with the challenges of vascular dementia.
I have worked abroad training and supervising in such places as Prague (immediately after the revolution) Naples. Amsterdam, Hannover, Maienfeldt (Switzerland), I have also run weeks in Spain at Cortijjo de Romero and other venues including Jamaica.
I also offer supervision for senior practitioners individually and in groups in Cornwall and in Devon.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Because I have trained so many people who are specialist in a variety of fields I do have a big referral network of people who know more than I do in specific areas for example gender dysphoria, drugs and alcohol, anger management etc.
£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a 20 minute first consultation on the phone for free.
£90 for Psychotherapy or Counselling for individuals and couples (some bursaries available)
£90 for individual supervision (some bursaries available)
£100 for coaching - If you would like to see more information about my Coaching please see my website here http://www.ukcoaching.com/#!about/c1et
£650 day for consultancy and training days.
Am willing to do CPD days for particular organisations at a reduced rate to enable people to have access to a range of topics.
When I work
Flexible times available.
I regularly work with teams, G.P practices, groups of professionals and others requiring a tailor made package to suit a particular need.