- Are you struggling with a problem that you feel unable to share?
- Are you feeling unheard or unable to discuss intimate feelings with those closest to you?
- Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from friends and family but you unsure why or what is wrong?
- Are you trying to support someone in your family or helping your children navigate their teenage years and you feel at a loss?
- Are you a young person struggling with a problem or feeling disconnected and unhappy?
- Are you trying to manage transitional periods such as menopause, retirement or a life change?
There are many reasons for needing some support, and Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to explore your problems and feelings in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
I appreciate how daunting it can be finding a suitable therapist , and how much courage it can take to make changes in your life, I can support you and help you to understand why you might feel the way that you do.
I am a warm, approachable and non-judgemental Counsellor with a caring and open approach, and I believe that it is the relationship between client and Counsellor that is healing.
Building a relationship that is based on trust, honesty and understanding is very important to me.
As an Integrative therapist, I am able to adapt my style of counselling to meet your needs, whether your issues are linked to the past, are in the present or are centred around fears and concerns for the future.
I work in an open ended way, allowing clients to decide how many sessions they need to understand themselves better and address issues of concern.
I can also agree to time-limited counselling which focuses on an area of concern, this might be 6 weeks or so. Clients are able to end therapy whenever they wish.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their ethical framework, as stipulated by them, I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working effectively and safely. I am insured and have an enhanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working with young people aged 12+ and with the many issues that concern them including bullying, eating disorders, self harm, sexual orientation or sexual concerns, anxiety and depression and problems within the family. I also work with teenage parents, supporting them with the challenges that they may face.
I work with men and women of all ages and enjoy the variety that this brings to my counselling work. I have a particular interest in working with trauma and understanding how it impacts our lives.
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency BACP
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
I value regular training and continuing professional development.
Recent training workshops in 2019/2020 include:
CAMHS training workshops in anxiety and suicide
Domestic Abuse awareness
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors...trauma and the body
Working with anger psychotherapeutically
Working with trauma clients relationally
Carolyn Spring Working with Trauma
Carolyn Spring Working with trauma in a time of trauma
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to speak to me about your areas of concern and I will advise you as to whether I might be a suitable Counsellor for your needs, I will be open and honest. Not all presenting issues are listed here.
I do not charge for an initial telephone consultation of 15 minutes.
If you choose to explore counselling further with me, I will complete an assessment which will take up to 1 hour and costs £45.This will be at my practice in Tring.
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45.
If you feel that you might like to work together, give me a call on 07790 535661 or send an email and I will answer as promptly as I can. Please let me know your availability.
We can arrange a telephone consultation of up to 15 minutes and there is no charge for this, or an assessment face to face, as outlined above.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and do not hesitate to contact me with any queries that you may have.
"Having worked well with Julie in her comfortable counselling room, it was astonishing to discover how easy the transition to online working was during lockdown. If anything, the relationship flourished and the work deepened in a way that has left us wondering whether the online factor played a beneficial role. This way of working seems to have empowered me and freed myself to explore more effectively" LR June 2020
"It was important to me to continue counselling during lockdown, I value Julie as a counsellor, her kindness, empathy and skill at holding you in a safe place, whilst helping you to navigate the utter turmoil that you may be feeling. Online is the next best thing to face to face and I am glad that I decided to do it. Once in a private space, I forget the distance between us and quickly pick up where we left off." June 2020