Julie Best-Clark

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MBACP Reg, BSc, MA Psych/Couns, Adv Dip Psych/Couns
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Kingsbridge TQ7 & Totnes TQ9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My aim is to bring together effective approaches incorporating a variety of therapeutic models such as relational therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic, attachment theory, person centred and neuroscience. This will also depend on your individual needs. My experience also covers body psychotherapy and energy work.

I offer both short and long term therapy and the length of therapy will depend upon the presenting issues and your wishes. I can also bring in a creative element by offering the use of drawing, sand tray and figures to help the unconscious mind uncover the hidden truths.

Is there a particular problem you would like to talk through and explore? This could be to do with a relationship, work related or a repeating pattern that you are aware of or has been pointed out to you.

There may be deep seated issues relating to your history and your sense of belonging such as with adoption.

Health problems and chronic pain may also be causing stress and anxiety and we can use techniques to aid with the healing process. I have researched a great deal around neuroscience and pain and how these issues affect the brain chemistry.

I believe the relationship between therapist and client to be very important where we explore issues together and with this I offer an empathic, supportive, safe and confidential space with challenge where necessary.  I see the individual with all their complexities opposed to just a diagnosis.

My contact details are:- 07904148013 or juliebesttherapy@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist following an Intensive 6 year Master’s degree course in Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling at the Minster Centre in London.

I have been working with people therapeutically for 30 years both in private practice, the NHS and domestic abuse charities.  I have experience with a number of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, work related issues, relationship breakdown, family issues, phobias, addiction, trauma, abuse, chronic pain, adoption, domestic abuse, pre/post natal depression, aspergers, personality disorders and many more.

I have worked with all age groups including managing a children’s therapy centre.

I also worked for many years as a Reiki healer and teacher and the combination of both Psychotherapy and energy work lends itself to a very effective, holistic and lasting treatment.

My background started off with training to be a homeopath and naturopath whilst living overseas. I helped many people over the years with their health issues and it was during this time that I realised often people came to me to talk about what was going on in their lives, as a homeopathic consultation involves a vast amount of getting to the bottom of what is going on for a person. It was then I decided to train to be a psychotherapist to improve my understanding and delve deeper.

My experience also covers many years of working with women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse where I worked as a manager in a women’s centre and supervising a children’s therapeutic service.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are £50.00 for a 50 minute session.

I offer spaces for those on a low income or who are in receipt of benefits.

When I work

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

I also offer therapy via zoom, telephone, skype or facetime - these would also be for 50 minutes.

Areas of specialism include:-

domestic abuse
anxiety and anxiety disorders

depression

young people
addiction
trauma
adoption
bereavement
post natal depression
chronic pain
abuse
relationship breakdown
work related issues
redundancy

the autistic spectrum

couples therapy

personality disorder

family therapy

Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7

Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision available.

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Julie Best-Clark
Julie Best-Clark