Julie Castleman, Counsellor MBACP(accred) Online counselling available..
I am a qualified integrative, psychodynamic and person centred counsellor with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accreditation.
Counselling for me is not just for those seeking a safe space to explore and work through difficult life situations but also a reflective space for personal development. I believe that good counselling starts with a sound, safe and trusting relationship between the client and the counsellor where the client can use the expertise of a professionally trained therapist to meet their needs and find their way forward.
As an integrative counsellor, trained primarily in the psychodynamic and humanistic (person centred) approach, I work alongside my clients to help them to understand how both past and present experiences impact on their sense of self and wellbeing. This can impact on how we think and feel about ourselves and others influencing our behaviours and at times preventing us from reaching our full potential. Counselling is available face to face and online via Zoom, Skype, email and telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered & Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP(accred)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Online Counselling - Online therapy Institute
Certificate in Supervision - Temenos
Mental Health First Aid Associate Instructor and National Trainer
Suicide first Aid Associate Instructor
I have over 15 years of working therapeutically in private practice, schools, colleges and universities providing individual, group and online counselling. I have worked with a diverse range of issues including Past Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression and Personal Development.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a great deal of experience working with young people having worked in universities and colleges for over 10 years. I have also worked therapeutically and delivering supervision and training to education, public sector and corporate organisations.
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation, then £50 per 50 minute session.
At present due to the impact of coronavirus I am offering a number lower cost spaces to ensure that support is available to all. Please contact me for further details.
Concessions offered for
I am passionate about providing counselling and training that will improve people's mental health and wellbeing, enabling and empowering people to reach their potential.