Hello and welcome to my profile.
There are a host of reasons why people come to counselling. Whatever prompts you to seek the support you can be assured that you will be listened to in confidence, with care and without judgement. It is my belief that the relationship between the client and the therapist is all-important. With this in mind, I offer an initial free 30-minute consultation. This gives both the client and myself an opportunity to decide whether we can work together.
It can often help to explore issues with someone who is trained to listen and who has no other role in your life. Counselling can help you to feel better about yourself, consequently, it can have a beneficial effect on all of your relationships. Counselling could be considered as a therapeutic conversation.
I believe that no specific counselling method can provide the 'magic 'answer. We are all unique individuals in our own right who present with different problems, from different backgrounds and in different situations. With this in mind, I adopt an integrative approach which means I draw from a variety of counselling models which can be tailored to meet a person's individual needs. Here are some examples of some of the approaches I use:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Person-centred approach
- Family therapy
- Solution-focused brief therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Rewind technique
- Humanistic therapy
Through evaluation and feedback, I am constantly broadening my own portfolio of strategies through research of ‘what works’ and also the client’s views on what works for them.
I provide counselling and therapeutic services to adults, children and young people. I am committed to a total quality of care where people are actively involved in their own therapeutic journey. I am a passionate, creative and value-led therapist who creates environments where a person's needs can be sensitively met whilst providing confidentiality and remaining non-judgemental
Throughout my work, I remain curious. I hold a strong belief that If we can cultivate an inquiring mind we can lead a happier and healthier life by creating an openness to unfamiliar experiences. Encouraging curiosity encourages us to dig deeper, to question, to reconsider, to reframe and to become active rather than passive. Curiosity helps us to transform a grey existence into a life filled with glorious colour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered and Accredited Therapist (MBACP) and a Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).
• BACP and UKRCP Registration and Accreditation
• BACP Diploma in Counselling
• BSc Hons Psychology (Open University)
• Advanced Cert in Theory and Counselling for Children and Young People
• Cert Management of Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
• BTEC Continuing Education in Special Needs and Learning
• Theraplay Level One
• Attachment and Loss
• Responding to Child to Parent Violence
• Gendered Intelligence, understanding gender diversity.
• Working with Dilemmas in Dual Relationships
• Bereavement Therapy
• Working with PTSD
• ‘Changing Minds’ Neuroscience, Attachment and Trauma
• Common Assessment Framework, Lead Professional & Information Sharing Training
• Solihull Approach Training (Family interview technique)
• Child Protection
• Child Sexual Exploitation
• Solution Focused Approach
• Peer Mentoring,
• Staff Supervision
• Working with Aggression
• Emotional Intelligence
• Life Story Work with Troubled Children and Teenagers
• Team –Teach Behavioural Management Technique
• Restorative Justice
• CORE Assessment
• Domestic violence and relationships
• Anxiety, Stress and Suicide
• Brain Based Parenting
• Rewind Technique
I have a breadth of experience of providing therapy with adults, children and young people in a range of settings including my private practice, fostering and adoption organisations, family homes, police firearms officers association, employment assisted programmes, schools, colleges, drug and alcohol centres and children’s residential homes.
I provide Therapeutic Life Story work for children and young people who are moving to or have been placed in permanent settings including Adoption, Special Guardianship and Kinship Care for London Boroughs.
Please visit my website for more information on Therapeutic Life Story work.
Working with children and young people
I have provided services for schools offering counselling and advice on social, emotional and behavioural issues faced by children and young people.
My training and experience have given me an in-depth knowledge of child development with an understanding of theories of neuroscience and how early life trauma can affect the developing brain.
The services I provide include:
Counselling for child and young person.
Support for families, parents and carers in order to sustain placements, build and strengthen relationships.
This may include:
- Reflection on relationship issues to fit specific family needs.
- Agree on goals, facilitate and reassess change and monitor progress.
- Help in negotiating safe boundaries
- Provide family with a greater understanding of child development and identity.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Initial 30 Minute Consultation Free of Charge.
One to one sessions are charged at £50 per 50 minute session.
For home visits I charge £0.45p per mile.
Please contact me for charges for family therapy and therapeutic life story work.
I hold an enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enables people to know that I have been independently checked as being a safe person to work with vulnerable groups including children. For more information please visit the DBS website.
Please visit my website to view further details of my work with adults, children and young people and my involvement in therapeutic life story work. www.julieelston.co.uk