Julie Clarke-Gifford

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Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EE
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About me

As an individual I am a warm, compassionate and empathetic person who deeply loves what I do. I am a psychodynamic counsellor with over eighteen years clinical experience specialising in: 

·       anxiety

·       depression

·       abuse

·       addiction

but also have a wealth of experience in other areas such as:

·       relationships

·       low self-esteem

·       trauma and 

·       bereavement

Ultimately, whatever is showing up for you, we can start to talk through it at your initial assessment. Together we can explore what you’d like to take from counselling, and walk that path together. I will ensure counselling for you is a rewarding, enlightening and transformative experience for you. I know that talking to a counsellor for the first time can feel daunting, so we will work together to make this process as natural as possible. 

I started my training as a counsellor in 1999 and I entered into a really tough training approach, however whilst difficult, it was thorough and meant that I myself had to have my own therapy. I worked in a self-awareness group alongside working clinically under supervision for two years before qualifying.

Over the years, I have been lucky enough to have worked with a huge range of people, many of whom who have come to me by word of mouth. I currently work with people over-17 years from all walks of life and take pleasure in working with a wide group of ages and demographics. Before I started private practice, I worked for a counselling charity providing affordable counselling for those with low incomes. 

When it comes to our sessions, I am more than happy to work around you – remotely via Zoom or in person. If you’d like to have counselling in person, I work from a consulting room in Framlingham. The room I work in is inviting, cosy and evokes a feeling of safety. If you’d like to meet online, I work on Zoom. Another option is that we could look into to heading out on therapy walks together in nature. 

I am very conscious of the challenging economic situation at the moment and am keen to honour your circumstances. Because of this, we can discuss a one-off 90-minute session for those not seeking ongoing therapy, but with things they’d really like to discuss. Of course, as with all my practice, privacy and confidentiality will be of utmost importance. 

When thinking about coming to therapy, often clients say that they feel that others are worse off than themselves and that it can feel hard to contact a counsellor. Even what seems like a small problem can feel big in our minds and I am here to explore anything with you; whatever that might be. A lot of issues arise in relationships, be that romantic, at work or in your family. I really enjoy working with couples and find it extremely encouraging when I see them start to communicate better and understand why they might be in conflict. 

I have been qualified for a number of years but still continue to train as part of my ongoing professional development. This for me is about opening your mind as a therapist to new ideas and ways of working with people. The psychodynamic model is all about helping people look at early experience and formative relationships and how these may have contributed to the emotional makeup of the person. Since completing my training I have done short courses in other models of working too, and look forward to my future development. 

Please do reach out if you’d like to talk about next steps, I really look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training courses in:

  • Life skills
  • CBT
  • Assessment training
  • Gambling addiction
  • psychosexual problems
  • OCD
  • Transactional analysis (inner child work)

Certificates in:

  • Counselling skills
  • Time limited counselling
  • Couples counselling.

Diploma in psychodynamic counselling. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£50.00 per 50 min session for individual therapy either face to face or zoom 

£65.00 per 60 min session for couples face to face 

When I work

Day time and evenings on all weekdays. 

Further information

Areas worked with:

  • Abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Affairs
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Conflict
  • Couples counselling
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • isolation
  • Work related problems
  • Lack of confidence
  • Obsessions
  • Sexual problems
  • Menopause
  • Parents with children with health problems
  • Anxious avoidant relationships
  • Diet, health and wellbeing
  • Meditation, mindfulness and breathing

Station House, Station Road, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Julie Clarke-Gifford
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