Julie Hills Counsellor MBACP
My philosophy is based within the safe and trusting relationship between client and counsellor. A confidential space to share and explore your thoughts and feelings in a calm environment. This can lead to a greater self awareness and understanding enabling you to gain insight and the power to make positive changes. We all have the potential to grow and flourish and create an inner balance which brings us peace of mind. I believe our experience of childhood shapes our adult lives and defines our self concept which can have lasting implications. Unravelling these layers can be empowering and liberating.
I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor and I offer a warm, calm, welcoming, non judgemental place for you to explore your feelings.
My style is integrative and I work with aspects of these approaches.
• Psychodynamic ( exploring past experiences and childhood )
• CBT ( changing negative thought patterns into positives )
• Humanistic ( person centred, individual needs )
My work is also informed by my life experience and all the challenges that life brings along the way. Family and personal history are important factors in understanding who we are. As a counsellor I am sensitive to your needs. I have a natural understanding and empathy and a genuine need to help people.
I work with couples in a collaborative working relationship to understand the nature of the problems and improve communication skills.
I also work with adults and young people with various anxiety issues, life changes and relationship difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency Registered
Diploma in CBT level 5
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling level 4
Workshops in LGBTQ and Transgender awareness.
- Certificate in Counselling Theory level 3
- Certificate in Counselling Skills level 2
- Psychology A level
I have experience of working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life changes, bereavement and relationship issues. Please visit my website for further information.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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I practice from comfortable, friendly counselling rooms in Hillingdon and Ruislip. I offer 60 minute sessions for £40 concessions available for those on low income. Initial session and assessment £20. I also offer home visits if required.
Couples counselling sessions are an hour and a half and the fee is £60.
As a member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework and have regular supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Mon - Sat daytime and evening appointments. Sessions are usually weekly but can be flexible. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to appt £10 admin fee applied.
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