During this unprecedented, emotional time I am offering online and video therapy. Self-care is important. Stay safe, Julie
Thank-you for taking the time to read my profile.
If you are struggling to come to terms with yours or a partners illness, a death, feeling overwhelmed and struggling with life, relationships, or family, and feel you need support, someone to listen, then counselling maybe for you.
Who am I ?
I am a professionally trained Integrative Humanistic counsellor, who is comfortable working and communicating with people from all backgrounds. My theoretical orientation predominantly integrates Person-Centered (PC) and Gestalt perspectives into a cohesive approach, although I do draw on and embrace some existential concepts.
I acknowledge that all clients are unique and that no-one single approach is sufficient, so by incorporating, fusing, connecting and integrating principles from each of these modalities in my therapeutic approach along with my personality and strengths, each session is individual.
Sessions I always work with you as the focus, you are the expert on yourself, even if you don't believe it, therefore sessions are determined by you and whatever you choose to bring, I have no agenda.
I offer unconditional, empathic, non-judgemental, emotional l support, in a safe, confidential environment.
"Which therapist do I choose?"
All of the jargon and different expertise offered makes choosing very difficult, especially when the reason you are probably seeking therapy is due to a stressful time in your life.
I offer a free introductory telephone appointment, to hopefully help your decision. This gives me the opportunity to ask you questions to see if counselling is the right avenue of support for you, and you the chance to ask me any questions. There is no obligation to proceed with therapy, as it is a personal journey and you need to feel comfortable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in working with adults of all ages and young people aged 11 upwards working with issues such as, and not exclusive to....
Living with health issues (including palliative care)
Depression/ Feeling low or Sad
Grief /Bereavement/ Loss
Low Confidence/ Low Self-Esteem
Significant life changes
Bullying in school or in the workplace
Previously employed as a volunteer at a the Fountain Centre, St Luke's Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey Hospital as a counsellor, supporting clients with potentially life threatening or terminal illness's and their family or carers. I am now employed and run a monthly bereavement group for young people who have lost a parent to cancer.
I am employed by YouthLine Bracknell, as a School Counsellor in two local schools around Bracknell and Ascot, supporting students with issues of low self-worth and confidence, bullying, self-harm ideologies, school concerns such as exam pressure etc where-by offering empathic support and the opportunity/space to talk to choice, responsibility and autonomy is gained.
As a qualified professional, I adhere to the BACP Ethical framework and it's values and principles.
- Access to higher learning Counselling Diploma
- FdSc Integrative Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
- Foundation for Infant Loss Diploma
- Targeted Safeguarding
- Anger in Youths
- Eating disorders and self-harm
- Young people and self-harm
- Psychological aspects of self-harm
- Sex and the anxieties of sexuality
- Attachment and endings
- Handling difficult situations
- Developing an internal supervisor
- Child Bereavement UK - A sudden traumatic death in your school community
- Introduction to play therapy 16 hrs course
- PODS - Trauma and the Body - Somatisation and dissociation
- Creative ways of working with Anxiety
- Attachment workshop
- Working creatively with Sand Trays
- McMillan - Cancer awareness (Including medical aspects)
- Working creatively with Anger
Annual School conference 2017 - Who's in the room with you? Workshops - Running Groups for anxious young people & exploring authority in relationships (Student/staff/head teachers & Counsellors.
Annual School conference 2018 - Daring to Ask, Daring to Know - I Hate my body ( Impact of Body Image on self-esteem) & When did you last see your Father (Affects of absent fathers)
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with illness's such as Fibromyalgia and Cancer.
I am a qualified Infant Loss Counsellor.
£55 per session (50 minutes) for individuals.
£75 for couples attending due to Infant Loss.
I am not a 'Couples Counsellor'
Payment by cash on the day or by BACS transfer (preferable) 24 hours prior to appointment.
Please provide a minimum of 24 hours' notice of cancellation to avoid a 50% cancellation charge.
Appointments available daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings.
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have and to ease any concerns you may have.
Home visits are considered depending on reason, location and availability.
Always open for messages
I also work from
Crowthorne Family Chiropractic Centre
99 Pinewood Avenue
The Grange Therapy Centre
24 Barkham Ride
Parking is free at the Chiropractic Centre and the Grange premises.