Julie Crawford

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Reg. (Accred) MBACP Dip. Couns
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Belfast BT17 & Lisburn BT28
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About me

A little about me

I work as a private therapist, offering a warm and non-judgemental approach.  I have vast experience of working with clients on an array of difficulties including trauma, addictions, 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 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 offer you deeper insight into how you are feeling and the various factors that may be influencing the struggles you are facing.  It offers an opportunity for you to find ways to express what you are feeling 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 honours the client as the expert of their own lives, and creates trust and respect so difficulties 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.


  • PG Diploma in systemic practice and family therapy (QUB)
  • Certificate in Sandplay Therapy
  • 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free initial 20 minute consultation available on request.

Individual counselling is currently charged at £50 per session.

Sessions with more than one person (couples and families) are currently charged at £70 per session.

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Belfast, Antrim, BT17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Wheelchair access via lift

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Julie Crawford
Julie Crawford