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About me

  • 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, I work flexibly to fit around your life 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 one area of concern, this might be 6 weeks or so. Clients are able to end therapy whenever they wish.

I recently moved to Cumbria and have been enjoying providing walk and talk therapy in the beautiful surroundings of the Southern Lakes. I also see clients in my comfortable practice near Newby Bridge and work on Zoom if preferred, a blend of approaches can work well.

I welcome clients from anywhere in the country who would like to work remotely, and welcome Tring clients who wish to return or who are referred to me.

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 16+ 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 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 childhood neglect 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 2021 include:

Managing anger

Working safely online

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors...trauma and the body

Working with anger psychotherapeutically

Working with trauma clients relationally

Transactional Analysis

Carolyn Spring Working with Trauma

Carolyn Spring Working with trauma in a time of trauma

Mental health and the body

Working with shame

Trauma and the body

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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 £50.

Walk and talk therapy costs £50 if it is local to me in and around Newby Bridge/Fell Foot etc. session time is 1 hour. I may have to increase this fee if I have to travel or pay for parking

Counselling sessions last 1 hour and cost £50.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work from Newby Bridge practice at various times throughout the week, including evenings. I do not work weekends.

I am unable to see Tring clients in person but happy to Zoom or telephone.

Further information

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

Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AU

Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5HZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is on the flat, close to parking area but there are shingle stones. The toilet is currently up and then down a deep step and so I am planning to have a wheelchair accessible toilet installed by spring 2022

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