- ABOUT ME
Hi I'm Julie and welcome to my profile.
Currently I work with Couples & Induviduals. I am a counsellor within Reate N I and Cruse Bereavement Care. I also have gained a vast range of experience in working with Mental health issues through my previous role as a Counsellor within a G.P. service.
My interest in counselling arose from my own personal past experiences, these experiences helped me to see how beneficial counselling can be. I know it can be difficult in taking the first step to try counselling but my aim is to offer you a safe, trusting, supportive environment.
As I am aware we are all individuals and therefore everybody's experiences are unique, I combine different therapeutic principles into my practice such as Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Brief Therapy. To ensure the safety of my clients, I have become a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice, I am also an accredited member with the National Counselling Society (NCS). I engage in one and a half hours personal supervision monthly with an accredited supervisor
WHY COME TO COUNSELLING?
Most of us at times can experience difficulties and trauma throughout our lives which can leave a lasting impact on our emotional and mental well-being. Counselling is not about giving advice but working together to help you arrive at your own solutions. I provide a non-judgemental space to help you reflect on your thoughts, feelings and past experiences to explore and understand how they are impacting on you at present. Being able to talk to someone and feeling heard can bring hope when you are feeling depressed, frightened, distressed or unhappy, it can help you to develop healthy coping strategies in working towards change. Counselling can give you the tools to help you feel better about yourself and see a more positive way forward.
Some of the issues I have worked with are: Bereavement & loss, trauma, depression, irrational or negative thoughts, suicidal ideation, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, ocd, panic disorders, health worries, bullying, postnatal depression, relationship issues and anger management.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Accredited Member with NCS (National Counselling Society)
Qualifications & Training
Level 2 Counselling skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate)
Cruse ABC Foundation Course Bereavement Counselling
OCN Level 4 Psychological Trauma (Wave)
OCN Level 3 Trauma and Addiction (Wave)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (Assist)
Mental Health First Aid
Understanding Self Harm and Substance misuse
Level 1 connections and interventions
Level 2 connections and interventions
Suicide Alertness (Safe Talk)
Parent Teen Communication
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (Wrap)
Supporting Bereaved Children & Young People
Working with Young People & Substance misuse (Ascert)
Young People Substance Misuse & Mental Health (Ascert)
Foundation Module: Children, Young People & Families (Ascert)
Kids, Alcohol and Sexual Health (KASH)
Understanding Cancer and its Treatments (Macmillan)
BACP Certificate of proficiency
I have experience of working with individuals from 16 and upwards. I engage in ongoing professional development as stipulated in my professional guidelines and continue to attend training and workshops to ensure my practice is kept up to date.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for 1-1 counselling.
£50 for Couple counselling
A counselling session usually lasts between 50 minutes and an hour.
I offer a free initial 30 minute phone session, this gives us both the opportunity to talk and assess if you are at the right person for support and so I can signpost you if ineeded.
Please note that I do accept debit or credit cards.
My counselling service is totally confidential please remember that whatever problem you are experiencing is never too big or small.
The first session provides an opportunity for you and I to meet and both agree that counselling is the right course of action for yourself. There will be no obligation to book further sessions unless you wish to do so.
If you feel that counselling could be beneficial to you, please call me on 07511912795.
I can be flexible with appointments, and will do my best to find a time to suit you.