Julie Elliott

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MBACP BA (Hons) First Class
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Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21
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About me

I am experienced at working with many forms of distress ranging from anxiety, depression, anger, loss, trauma and panic attacks. I understand that these forms of distress can deeply impact how we feel and function in our everyday life. I also know from experience that it can be hard to know where to start, and how take the first step towards well-being, especially when feeling uncertain, vulnerable or anxious. Therefore, I welcome you to contact me for an initial chat.

Believe it or not ‘being' with you can be much more effective in the long term than ‘doing’ something to you! At a time when we are feeling increasingly isolated and disconnected in this fast moving world, a therapy where the relationship is central to the the approach feels more revolutionary than ever!

As a person-centred therapist, I work collaboratively with you to make sense of distress. I take a holistic view and work with you to understand your personal and unique circumstances from your perspective. I also work with the parts of you that may feel in conflict.

In person-centred therapy, things don’t have to be accepted at face value. We can work in a way that goes beyond the superficial and the obvious. I am non-pathologising in my approach and so I don’t follow treatment plans or use diagnostic tools, because, the only person who is qualified to say how things are for you, is you!

In sessions I am alongside you while you explore your feelings and, if you're ready, explore the deeper layers of emotions and experiences that until this point, have remained unexplored. Here, your issues that are unresolved or needs that have gone unmet can be brought into focus.

Relationships can feel confusing sometimes and this can leave us feeling very isolated and alone. In person centred-therapy,  the healing happens within an empathic, non-judgmental, transparent and reliable relationship. I will hold a space for you that is dependable and trustworthy and we will work at the pace that feels right for you.  I will help you to articulate your emotions whilst ensuring that you are not overwhelmed by them. 

It can be a hugely liberating experience when you leave behind the pressures and expectations that you may have absorbed from other people, from social media and wider society. In this way, humanistic forms of therapy can take you to a place where you regain agency and autonomy.

As already stated, I do not pathologise (view as illness) your response to distress, instead I am interested in exploring what the distress means to you and also, what any diagnosis has meant to you and for you.

Working in a non-pathologising way is a very important element of the person-centred approach to me. To this end, since the start of my training, I have been a member of a number of supervision groups to ensure that I can fully  support clients who may have one or a number of 'mental health' diagnosis.  While I work in a way that avoids medicalising a person's experience of distress, I remain attuned and respectful of the clients views and perspective and relationship with diagnosis.   

To quote Carl Rogers,  ' the curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.'  As a therapist,  I fully accept you as you are, and I respect that long term  therapeutic change will be directed by you. 

I know that you have the potential to grow, learn, adapt, recover and flourish. Its just a matter of creating the right conditions. You already have everything that you need, and the right therapeutic relationship will help you to connect with it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a first class degree in Person-centred therapy and during my training years worked at a charity providing counselling for adult clients who experienced rape, sexual abuse and neglect. 

My trauma informed approach involves working with people who experience an emotional, physical or social impact of trauma and how this can affect relationships, trust and self confidence. The focus is on the person's story and their sense of what has happened to them. To this end, I work in a non pathologising way which is empathic towards a person's response to trauma, whatever that might be. I regularly work with clients who experience a post traumatic stress 'disorder' and also the anxiety or depression that often results from trauma. 

I  work with clients seeking support with bereavement, those who are struggling with relationship issues, family or parenting stress and stress resulting from belonging to minority groups.

I work with clients who experience changeable moods and those who find emotions difficult to name, regulate or tolerate.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees are £60 per 60 minutes for face to face sessions in Rugby or for online or telephone counselling.

For couples therapy, my fees are £80 per 60 minutes. 

I arrange an introductory telephone conversation (approximately 10 minutes) for people who are genuinely ready to start therapy.  During this call, you can say what it is that you are looking for from therapy and ask any questions that you may have and I can explain how I work, from here we decide if we are comfortable with the idea of working together! 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available online or in person (Rugby town centre)

Mondays  9.15 - 2.45pm   

Wednesdays  9.15 - 8.00pm

Thursdays   9.15 - 8.00pm

Fridays  9.15 -2.45pm 

Further information

My room is a ground floor room. However, there is one step to climb to gain entry into the building. 

The building has a disabled access toilet. 

For clients requiring longer sessions, I can also offer 90 minute sessions.

I also offer bi-weekly sessions for those who for whatever reason cannot commit to a weekly session. 

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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The room is on the ground floor with access to a disabled toilet. Entrance into the building is via a step and there is also a narrow door to navigate, this could limit wheelchair access (depending on the width of the wheelchair).

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Julie Elliott
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