Hi, my name is Julie and I am a qualified counsellor.
I am originally trained in Person Centred Therapy, but use an integrative approach to counselling. This simply means that I will draw on my 12 years of training and experience of various approaches, to cater to your needs and ensure that you get the individual, specialised care that most suits you.
I am specifically trained in the treatment of Clinical Anxiety (CCATP), which equips me to support clients struggling in this area.
I offer my counselling services to adults of all ages, young people, and children.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I work within their extensive ethical framework.
I am passionate about working alongside people and being able to support them through difficult or distressing periods in their lives. As a counsellor, I count it a privilege that this is exactly what I get to do!
What is 'Counselling' and how can it help?
Counselling is a talking therapy that gives you the space to talk through personal difficulties, thoughts and feelings, in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
Some of the more common issues that people may bring to counselling include anxiety/worry, relationship issues, bereavement, depression, abuse, unresolved anger and anger management. These are just a few among many issues that clients have brought to me over the years.
Through my time as a counsellor, I have been invited into the world of many clients, each truly amazing and unique in their own way. I have shared with them in their deepest darkest of places, and celebrated with them in their joys and triumphs.
As a person centred counsellor, I believe that recognising the value in each client and offering them an environment free from judgement or opinion, is a truly freeing environment that makes it easier to talk openly and honestly. This freedom so often releases a fresh sense of perspective and a feeling of strength in their own ability to work, and grow through difficult experiences.
‘Access to Julie’s counselling service has changed my perspective on myself significantly. I feel in control of my life and my future for the first time, and I now feel confidence in myself and my decisions. Julie is incredibly knowledgable, these counselling sessions have been fundamental to understanding myself and moving forward with my life.’
’I was going through a very tough place mentally when I contacted Julie. I was a bit sceptical at first as I have never tried counselling or asked for help before. Julie has helped me to become a better version of myself, helped me gain further support where needed and has definitely assisted in me changing my outlook on life. I would recommend Julie to everyone if you’re going through something major or something smaller in life, she is very easy to talk to, non judgemental, and genuinely cares.’
’I like talking to Julie about my problems. In our sessions we have fun whilst talking about important things that are bothering me’ Aged 10
’Julie has been key in helping my 10 yr old understand anxiety and anger, providing strategies to deal with these issues. As a parent, I am relieved that my child actually wants to talk, open up and share with Julie, and looks forward to the sessions. She finds Julie approachable, the activities through arts, crafts and play enjoyable and Julie has built a great relationship with her, encouraging openness.’
‘Without Julie’s help, I wouldn’t be in the frame of mind I’m in right now. She certainly knows how to bring someone from a very dark place back into a happy place, by this I mean that her understanding of people’s problems is second to none, and she gave me the help and advice to be able to move on with my life, in a very compassionate and understanding way.’
’The prospect of counselling was daunting and uncomfortable for me, but Julie made me feel comfortable, with no judgment. Feeling able to speak freely was very important to me.’
Training, qualifications & experience
Throughout my time as a counsellor, I have gained experience working with adults, young people, and children, helping them through a wide range of issues.
I have previously worked in the voluntary sector as part of an organisation that offers counselling to adults, and another which works with children, taking counselling into schools (Place2Be)
Currently I am focussed on my private practice in Leyland, and have worked hard to ensure that The Safe Place feels exactly that for every client that walks through the door.
Qualifications & Further Training:
*Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
*Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional Training Course: Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic and worry
*Post Abuse Trauma Work
*Working Safely with the Traumatised Client
*Safe Place Therapy
*Working with Sexuality and Gender
*Preganancy Crisis and Post Abortion Counselling
*Bereavement & Anticipatory Loss Counselling
*Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor (Place2Be)
*Children's Emotional Wellbeing (Place2Be)
*Working with Miniatures- Therapeutic Play & Creativity
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial FREE 30 minute consultation.
This can give us both an idea of how we may work together, and whether counselling feels right for you at this time.
Should you feel comfortable and ready to work together at this point, our following sessions will last for 1 hour (or 50 minutes for children) and cost £45
I do offer concessionary rate for students, charging £40 per hour
I am available for daytime and evening appointments.
I offer face to face sessions along with online or telephone sessions should you prefer.