Hello and welcome.
My name is Julie and I've been working as a counsellor for over 10 years. I really enjoy working with people, and helping discover new ways of experiencing the world.
I understand talking to someone about personal and painful issues may seem very daunting at first and finding the right therapist just as difficult. Having a no obligation initial assessment allows you the opportunity to seek out the right counsellor before you commit yourself to doing the work. See website blog for more information: http://eastcornwallcounselling.co.uk/self-care/why-an-intial-meeting-with-a-counsellor-is-useful/
I work with a wide range of issues; depression, anxiety, panic disorders, social anxieties, stress, addictions, relationship issues, grief and bereavement including miscarriages and stillbirths, attachment disorders, dissociation, trauma, low self-esteem, confidence issues, child sexual abuse and abuse, redundancy, family issues and hearing loss. Also, working with couples and Individuals who have experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I have an awareness of forces life, Deaf and hearing loss and unemployment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Continuous Personal Development:
As part of my commitment to my counselling work and my clients, I continually develop my counselling knowledge and skills by regularly attending workshops and training courses. For example
- The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma: how we can make Trauma Therapy safer
- The Missing Link - Working with the Traumatised Body
- Essential Toolkit for Running Groups
- Working with Dissociative Disorders In Clinical Practice
- Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals
- Essential Supervision Skills
- International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy
- Understanding Anxiety and Managing it Without Drugs
- How to Break the Cycle of Depression
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
- Working with Relational Trauma
- NICE: Anxiety Disorder
- Early Infant Loss and Bereavement (miscarriage and stillbirths)
- Eating Disorders
- Trauma Workshop & Working with trauma - based on principles of Somatic Experiencing
- Understanding how trauma affects the body
- Working Compassionately
- What makes a loss more complex
- A Child's Grief
- Identification & Brief Advice with alcohol users, Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Team
- Anger, Rage & Relationship (Cornwall).
- Cruse Bereavement Training
Please see my Website Blog for further details regarding my ongoing development. Available on http://eastcornwallcounselling.co.uk/all-blogs/training/
2015. BA (Hons) Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Validated by Middlesex University, London.
January 2011. Advanced Diploma in Counselling Level 4. Introduction to Transactional Analysis.
January 2010. Advanced Diploma in Counselling Level 3. Psychodynamic with CBT supporting model.
January 2009. Advanced Certificate in Counselling.
June 2006. Intermediate Counselling Skills. VC11-Skills Acquisition & Practice. VC12 –Working with Loss & Grief
Jan 2006. Introduction to Counselling Concepts. VC01 & VC02
I have over 10 years counselling experience and as well as working privately, I work with two Charities.
The first as a support worker, working with people who experience mental health issues in a supportive environment and the other is a charity that supports people who experience Anxiety.
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
From £45.00 to £90.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45.00 Individual Counselling session 60 minutes
£65.00 Individual Counselling session 90 minutes
£60.00 Couples Counselling session 60 minutes
£90.00 Couples Counselling session 90 minutes
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and have a particular interest in Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Dissociation, Depersonalisation and Derealisation, Deafness and Hearing Loss and Miscarriage and Stillbirths.