Julie Clarke-Gifford

Julie Clarke-Gifford

Earl Soham Natural Health
Earl Soham Business Park
Earl Soham
IP13 7SA


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About me

Sometimes we can find ourselves feeling anxious, low or confused about our life. It may be that there feels like there is no hope or that there is no light at the end of the tunnel. At these times it can be hard knowing which way or who to turn to. whilst talking to a counsellor may be a new concept to you it can be both supportive and life changing.
I started my training as a counsellor in 1999 and I entered a really tough training approach, however whilst difficult it was thorough and meant that I myself had to have my own therapy also work in an self-awareness group plus work clinically under supervision for two years before qualifying.
I have had thirteen years experience in working with clients , including being a team counsellor for a counselling organisation.
I am also a qualified relationship counsellor .

I have a background in working for an adolescent team in a supportive role and have learnt a lot through working with this age group.

I Work from a consulting room in earl soham which is near Framlingham .

I believe in building a good working relationship with my clients, in a private confidential space.

I consider myself a warm, empathic person, but am not afraid to rise to the challenge of any problem.
I believe that a deeper understanding of ourselves promotes the ability to make positive changes and a more rewarding life.
First and foremost I believe in the process of counselling whether it's for support, more understanding of ourselves and why we feel as we do, or maybe help with tools to help with overwhelming feelings.

One of the things clients often say is that they feel that others are worse off than them selves and that they felt it had been a hard decision to make in contacting a counsellor.

even what seems like a small problem can feel big in out own minds and I am more than happy to see people however big or small their problems seem.

Relationships can be so difficult in life both romantically, at work and with family dynamics. Work with couples can be so rewarding when they start to communicate better and understand why they feel as they do.

I have been qualified for a number of years but still continue to train as part of my on going professional development, this for me is about opening your mind as a therapist to new ideas and ways of working with people. My training was in the psychodynamic approach which (in short) helps clients look at early experience and informative relationships and how these may have contributed to the emotional makeup of the client. Since completing my training I have done short courses in other models of working.

Training, qualifications & experience

Courses in life skills, CBT, assessment training, and gambling addiction, psychosexual problems, ocd.

Certificates in Counselling, and time Limited counselling.

Diploma in psychodynamic counselling.

certificate in couples counselling
I am a member of BACP

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Accredited register membership


£40.00 per 50 min session for individual therapy

£45.00 per 50 min session for employee assistance programme

£45.00 per 50 min session for couples

Further information

Areas worked with
Anger management
couples counselling
relationship difficulties
and many more.
Work related problems
Lack of confidence
sexual problems

Maps & Directions

Woodbridge, IP13 7SA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Most week days and 2 evenings per week

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme