Julie Crawford Reg. (Accred) MBACP Dip. Couns

Julie Crawford Reg. (Accred) MBACP Dip. Couns



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About me

Covid-19: Our Response

These are crazy times we are living in and for many very fearful...
I hope you and yours are keeping safe and following all guidelines set out by our government.

For the next week (to then be reviewed) Beauty For Ashes Counselling will continue to operate us normal with face to face sessions. The counselling space is sanitised before and after each client, and hand sanitisers are available to be used before and after each session. If you or any of your family are unwell or have symptoms of the virus we ask you don’t attend.
Understandably some may not wish to attend in person - please feel free to ask about telephone or online therapy which is also being made available at this time.

Most importantly stay safe, stay healthy and do what you feel is right for you and your family! Continue to do whatever you can to stay connected to those around you

A little about me

I work as a private therapist, offering a warm and non-judgemental approach. My experience of working in the addiction field has led me to understand that addictions are often the symptom of deeper, underlying issues. As a result I have vast experience of working with clients on an array of difficulties including trauma, sexual abuse and domestic violence, low self worth, mental health struggles and many more.

I am based in the Dunmurry area, situated between Lisburn and Belfast.

I am a fully accredited member of BACP and all of my practice is informed by their Ethical Framework of Good Practice for counsellors (www.bacp.co.uk)

I look forward to connecting with you so we can further discuss how we can work together for the change you are looking for.

What is counselling?

At times we can face situations that can feel impossible. Counselling offers a safe space, with a trained professional to explore difficulties, past or present, and begin your journey to healing. Counselling can give you deeper insight into how you are feeling and help you find ways to express this in order to better understand yourself and help you work towards change.

I work in an integrative way, drawing on different counselling approaches based on your needs as a client. At the heart of my work is a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that creates trust and respect so problems can be explored in an open, non-judgemental way.

Counselling will provide you with a safe, confidential space that allows you to reflect on your experiences and gain new insights into yourself and your circumstances with the result of improving your wellbeing.

"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." Tony Robbins

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 11 years experience of working in the addictions field and have worked with individuals, young people and family members affected by a variety of issues including addiction, mental health difficulties, trauma, loss and many more.


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative psychodynamic and person centred).
  • BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist.
  • Introduction to Counselling.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

Other qualifications

  • Certificate in Training Practice.
  • BA Hons + DIS Business Studies.

Other relevant training

  • Winning the worry wars - creative interventions for anxious children and YP
  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Understanding addiction from a psychodynamic perspective.
  • Taming the trauma - helping children through evidence-informed creative interventions.
  • Trauma & Addiction.
  • Mental health & substance misuse.
  • OCN Level 3 in substance misuse for counsellors.
  • Sand Play Workshop.
  • 'Seeing Red' - CBT tools for managing anger in children and young people.
  • 'Down in the dumps' - CBT skills for working with low mood and depression in children and young people.
  • 'Modern family' - how to help children cope when their family changes shape.
  • Motivational Interviewing.
  • SafeTalk & SafeTalk Train the Trainer.
  • ASIST.
  • Understanding brief intervention approaches and how to use them with drug & alcohol misusing clients.
  • Practical ways of working with drug & alcohol misusing clients.
  • Level 1 CBT key knowledge & skills.
  • Level 1 CBT with substance misuse.
  • OCN Level 3 Train the Trainer Men & Women's Sexual Health Education.
  • Drugs and Young People's development.
  • OCN Level 3 Principles of tackling substance misuse.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training.
  • Taking the lid off - supporting adults & young people living with alcoholism and problematic substance misuse.
  • Self harm - whose challenge?
  • Managing difficult, dangerous and disturbing behaviour.
  • Assessing and managing risk.
  • Children/Young people and substance misuse.
  • OCN Level 2 Community Drugs Awareness.
  • OCN Level 3 Train the Trainer.
  • Protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with


        Initial assessment/consultation session - £25.

        Each session thereafter is charged at £40.

        Concession rates are available where appropriate - feel free to contact me to discuss.

        Maps & Directions

        Lisburn, BT28
        Belfast, BT17

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: Yes

        Wheelchair access via lift


        Monday - Saturday Daytime and Evening appointments available

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults