Julie Armitage MBACP (Accred)
My name is Julie Armitage and I am an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor.
I have my own private practice in the Holme Valley called Inner-Strength where I work at different hours during the week to accommodate my clients.
I take pride in the wide range of people I have helped to resolve their own, very personal issue's.
We can do this by working together in a safe, confidential environment where you will have the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings that you may be struggling to understand or to cope with.
The therapeutic experience I offer to my clients enables them to move from a position of pain and confusion to one of acceptance and self awareness. I am both determined and committed to helping people and it never ceases to amaze me how courageous and brave people are in working through their problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my ABC level 4 Diploma in theory and practice of counselling in 2008 and I continue to develop my education by attending on going training. I also have my BACP Accreditation which I gained in 2013.
As well as running my own private practice I have worked for the NHS in 4 of the local Dr Surgery's supporting people with a wide range of issues such as relationship problems, stress anxiety depression and mental health problems.
My experience to date also includes supporting people who have experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence this work has occurred at Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Service (BSARCS) and the Sexual Assault Referral Center in Rotherham.
I have now been awarded my Mindfulness Instructor Diploma from Kindmind and have started to run short courses using Mindfulness as a tool to help with stress and anxiety.
From April 2018 I now offer a monthly group SAS (support after suicide) which runs the first Wednesday in every month to support family and friends who have been affected by suicide.
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
Appointment times vary to accommodate clients needs.
Inner-strength is situated in the quite village of Scholes and has plenty of parking just outside the building,there is a small step up into the main counselling room making it easily accesable.The local bus service runs every half an hour and the stop is around 30 yards away.