Julie Gittings PG Cert, PG Dip, MBACP
Hi, I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, providing a confidential and professional counselling service for those who need help and support through difficult times.
My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your troubles, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgemental, safe and supportive environment. I feel it’s a huge privilege to be part of your journey of self discovery, where problems and difficulties can be understood and new ways of coping and dealing with life gained. During this process, a greater awareness of choices becomes available which makes life more manageable.
By working together we can find creative and positive ways forward, looking at your problems from different perspectives in order to find meaning in your life, and/or help you acquire new skills/techniques to assist you in overcoming these issues. Sometimes it may feel like there is no hope or control over our problems but be assured change is possible.
How I work
I am a Relational Integrative Counsellor. This means I believe our relationship and how we work together is of the upmost importance. Together we look at where you are now, where you want to be and what we can do to get you to there. I combine theory and techniques from a variety of major theoretical approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Motivational Interviewing and integrate them into a single approach. This allows me to be not only flexible but creative in my practice, tailoring my work to your specific needs or goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & qualifications
I trained and qualified as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist at the University of Wales Newport (Level 7), who have an excellent reputation in this field and is a BACP Accredited course.
I also have a Post-Qualifying Advanced Certificate in Relational Couples Counselling and am a professional member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is an ethical framework for good practice and involves practitioners to have ongoing professional development and supervision.
I also hold a Post-Qualifying Advanced Certificate in Relational Couples Counselling.
I have worked for the last several years in organisations that provide counselling for various problems ranging from anxiety and depression to more specialist fields such as Addiction - drug, alcohol, gambling and eating disorders. I am also experienced in working with the terminally ill and/or those who are in remission..
I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicities and cultures presenting with a wide variety of issues. I underpin my work in a person-centred and humanistic way as the relationship is so important for collaborative work in exploring and discovering resolutions to the issues causing the problems. I look at the whole person, the emotional system; cognitive process and its impact on our physical wellbeing.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have run Bereavement Groups/grief & loss and specialise in drug and alcohol addiction.
I also work with couples dealing with relationship issues.
Mental Health related issues
Fees per 60 minute session are:
Individual Initial session £30.00 (45 minutes) - thereafter £40.00 (60 minutes)
Couples Initial session £45 (45 minutes) - thereafter £60 (60 minutes)
*Students in training £30.00 per 50 minute session
*Concessions available on discussion
You are not alone
Do you feel you need help but not sure if counselling is for you? Why not call me to talk about how it could work for you. Taking the first step and asking for help takes a lot of courage, especially when feeling apprehensive or overwhelmed. Remember you are not alone. Even if you are not ready to book an appointment and would just like some information, feel free to get in touch with me.
*Sessions available evenings and weekends. Appointments are flexible to cater for your daytime commitments and confidentiality.