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About me


COVID 19-  All sessions will be online for now.


There often comes a time in life where we struggle, the unexpected curve ball or a culmination of events and issues that make it difficult to cope or move forward. It can be overwhelming and I appreciate that being here today reading this possibly means you are somehow struggling. Choosing the right therapist to support you is an important decision.

I see therapy as a joint venture in which we work together on the things you would like to improve in your life such as dealing with depression and anxiety and improving your relationships with others. I am supporting many clients to navigate through these challenging times: being cut off from family and friends, feeling anxious about health, work and what the future holds. All  can  contribute to a  sense of panic and loss of control. For many coming back out of lockdown and reentering society can be difficult.

In order to best suit your needs I work  Integratively, blending a number of different theories and approaches, specialising in Psychodynamic and Person Centred. Psychodynamic focuses  on self awareness and understanding the influence of the past on present behaviour. Person Centred therapy recognises that individuals are full of potential for growth. It gives the client the space and safety to share their concerns. I also draw on Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis (which promotes personal growth and change).

I am also qualified to work with Sex and Porn Addiction. I have seen the devastation and pain Sex addiction  can cause both for the addict and partners.  We are in a world of high speed internet, everything available at the click of a button and the rules of dating have been thrown out the window. It is important to establish what you really want and need from life and to find strategies to cope with life's modern pressures.

My involvement as Director of Complementary Care C.I.C. means I'm able to provide a free/low cost therapy to many clients. We have recently received funding from various sources including The National Lottery to enable us to work on several projects.

The Royal Marsden Hospital

The Woodville Centre- working with dementia clients, their family and staff members.

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness.

I am currently overseeing and providing a counselling service to many clients who would not normally have easy access. I feel very passionate about being able to  offer this service and feel it is particularly important during these challenging times.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Advanced Diploma in working with  Sex and Porn  Addiction  provided by the Institute of Sex Addiction Training (ISAT).
  • TA101 certificate in Transactional Analysis - The Metanoia
  • BA(Hons) Liverpool University and PGCE University Of London
  • Registered member of the  BACP and The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).
  • Director at Complimentary Care C.I.C

At The Awareness Centre-Clapham, I worked with  NHS and low cost clients where I specialised in anxiety, depression and self esteem. I'm currently working with clients at KCAH, working with issues relating to homelessness and addiction and with the impact of Dementia at The Woodville Centre. In my Private Practise both at The Awareness Centre-Tooting and online, I work with clients both the UK and internationally; many of whom are seeking counselling for sex and porn addiction.

As director at Complementary Care, a C.I.S service we are always looking at new projects which we  then provides free and discounted counselling alongside other therapies. We  currently have funding to work at The Royal Marsden, Bonded Through Cancer, The Woodville  Centre (dementia day centre) and KCAH.

My career started as  a work placement officer at NACRO with young offenders, and I also taught at a pupil referral unit at Westminster College. I then got the opportunity to work creatively in the music industry for many years before making the decision to qualify as a counsellor and follow my love of Psychology.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Porn Addiction

Dementia- Carers and Staff

NHS- Stress (Covid 19)

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Fees vary depend on location and specialism Please call to discuss
  • Individuals From £65 Tooting The Awareness Centre London -50 min session
  • Zoom From £6550 min session

Availability

Online- Zoom,Facetime. Skype- Flexible

The Awareness Centre -Tooting ( Currently working online)

The Awareness Centre
70-80 Upper Tooting Rd
Tooting
London
SW17 7PB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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.

Julie Gravell MBACP ATSAC

Julie Gravell MBACP ATSAC