About me

We all face difficulties at times in our lives. Seeking help from a professionally qualified counsellor can give you an opportunity to see a way through your problems and live a more satisfying life. This is neither self indulgent nor weak but in fact requires great courage in making the decision to seek help.

My name is Julie Cheetham and I have been a practising counsellor for the past fifteen years. I provide a compassionate, confidential space where I will listen attentively, without judgement or advice, allowing you to talk about what's troubling you openly and freely. Often the experience of being listened to and heard will in itself give you some clarity and understanding. My role is to actively help you in finding a way through your problems and it is our working relationship that is most important in helping you to do this.

I work with individual adults and young people on an open ended basis or over an agreed time period. My counselling practice is based in East Horsley, within easy reach of Leatherhead, Cobham, Dorking, Weybridge and Woking.

You will find more information about how counselling can help you on my website: www.juliecheethamcounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I practice integrative counselling which means that I can flexibly use a variety of different approaches according to the needs of each client. These include Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT). I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I comply with BACP's Code of Ethics.

I have practised as a counsellor for fifteen years and my experience has included working with cancer patients, university students and young people within schools. I also coach and develop individuals and groups in areas including personal effectiveness, handling challenging conversations and leadership.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work issues including redundancy and handling challenging relationships.
Coaching for personal and career development.


Additional information

My fee is £55 for a 50 minute session.
I am registered with several  health insurance providers including WPA, AXA PPP , Vitality Health ,BUPA and Aviva.
Please feel free to contact me to ask any initial questions you may have.

It's normal to feel anxious about starting counselling. During our first session we will talk through why you are considering counselling and what you hope to get out of our time together. You can then decide whether you are happy to work with me and would like to continue.

Appointments are available early morning, daytime and evening.

East Horsley

Type of session

In person