Julie Chivers, BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
41 Abbeville Road
It can be hard to know how you are feeling or why and I offer a caring, safe and confidential space for you to talk through the issues affecting you, to give you an opportunity to feel heard and supported
My practice offers:
- Short or long term individual therapy.
- A confidential service.
- A counsellor experienced in working with both adult individual male and female clients.
- Ages 18 years and over.
Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment in which to talk through your thoughts and problems and reflect on past and present events with a knowledgeable, non-judgemental professional. It gives you a confidential place to explore and express your feelings. It encourages us to take a look at our current thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be preventing us from moving forward. It helps us to find ways of changing these overwhelming emotions in a way that will take us to a safer and more secure place. It can provide an environment to understand and learn about ourselves so that we can take control of and responsibility for our lives.
How I work
As a counsellor I will listen and help you explore and make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. I will help you to identify patterns that have their roots in your past experiences. As counselling progresses I will help you to gain insights and work with me to find more helpful ways of coping with your problems and feelings.
Coming to counselling can often be seen as a journey and sometimes the first step is the hardest step. However, every journey starts with one step and maybe you have taken that first step today by looking at my profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook a five year training programme to become a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Psychotherapist
I have worked in education for 15 years and in primary care. I also have a military background.
- Psychodynamic & CBT
Psychodynamic therapy offers an opportunity to talk through your concerns and difficulties with a trained therapist in confidence and at your own pace. It works from the belief that experiences in the past unconsciously affect how we feel and behave in the present.
CBT links our thought patterns to our behaviour and feelings.
I have continued to learn and experience and update my way of working as a counsellor and I adapt different approaches, when appropriate, to the needs of my clients, seeing that everyone and their needs are different.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Current rates are as follows:
£60.00 for individual, weekly 50 minute sessions.
Fees are payable in cash or card on day of each session.
Holidays and breaks will need to be payed for in advance in arrangement with me. However you will not have to pay for any sessions that I cancel for holiday and breaks.
Please let me know in advance (4 weeks if possible) when you are planning to take a holiday or break and I will show you the same courtesy, I do understand that sometimes things happen and only short notice may be possible.
It would also be helpful to be able to consider when ending the therapy that enough time is spent for this, in the same way holiday and breaks are.
As a full accredited member of British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP), I adhere to their ethical framework.
Registered Member British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently only available on Monday afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|