Julie Howard

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MBACP (Accred), BSc (Hons), FdSc, Life’s Journey Counselling
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Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you ready to embrace positive change and start enjoying your life? 

Are you fed up with feeling stressed and anxious, or are you feeling trapped and worried with constant negative thinking patterns? Let’s get started on creating choice and a new self-empowered you!

I am a fully qualified, experienced Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Therapy can be a scary prospect, so I’d like to reassure you that we will be working alongside each other at your pace where we can build a safe and trusting environment so that YOU will feel safe. I believe that to show vulnerability you have to be courageous, you have just taken the first courageous step. Throughout the sessions you will develop a deep sense of self-awareness, and TOGETHER we will explore your thoughts and feelings that are stopping you from moving forward in your life. Anxiety, stress and depression can often cloud our judgments, we can find it hard to even breath at times, life can feel so claustrophobic. Choice is extremely empowering. Have you lost your confidence? Throughout your therapeutic journey you will learn new ways to reframe unhelpful thinking patterns, you will feel able to take back control of your life in an empathetic, honest and non-judgemental environment.

I have a wide range of experience working with women and men of all ages. During my years of being a therapist, my youngest client so far has been 13yrs old and my eldest, so far has been 75yrs old. It’s never too late to change your life! Are you having relationship problems? I have had many success stories working with couples, communication is key in any relationship. Learning to communicate in a none confrontational way will allow both partners to explore their feelings in a much more helpful way, you will be able to see each others point of view, and regain the happy relationship you once had.

Many people are trapped by some kind of trauma that they might not even recognise they are suffering from. Anyone can suffer from PTSD, it could be due to anything, from domestic abuse, to an accident or loss of a loved one. Many people also suffer with the painful loss of a pet, which can feel a very isolating experience. Your therapy will get to the root cause of the blocked trauma in a sensitive and supportive environment.

During our sessions you will be be able to understand how your constructs were formed and the impact they have had throughout your life. A client said to me that she felt that she threw a jigsaw puzzle into the air, and that I helped her put the pieces all together so that she could see the whole picture. I really liked that analogy. We will walk through your journey together, I use interventions from a wide range of counselling models such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

You CAN change and live the life YOU want to, no matter how impossible that might feel right now. Throughout this therapeutic experience you will find new solutions whilst gaining a new depth of self-awareness. By taking elements of different concepts we will work together and explore the key issues that are dominating your thoughts, feelings and emotions that are stopping you from moving forward with your life. The most commonplace issues I experience are general anxiety, depression, stress, panic, anger, addiction, relationship issues, abuse and abuse. Through our therapeutic alliance we can also explore any self-esteem or body-confidence issues you may have without any fear of judgement.

Thank you for looking at my profile, please feel free to call me or email if you have any further questions.

If I am with a client I will reply as soon as I can so please bear with me, I will always get back to you as soon as possible.


“Thank you for everything over the past 5 months you have been amazing. Thank you for making me feel strong again” D (2023)

You have helped me though the hardest part of my life when I wasn’t sure I ever would. I am now happy, healthy and confident. I will always be grateful. I know my worth because of you” H (2022)

Thank you for helping me find my purpose again. Being over weight left me feeling worthless, but with your help and support I now have my confidence and relationship back on track” S (2021)

Thank you so much for helping me out of a really dark place. I finally feel myself again and I am so excited for things to come. You helped me make the right decision for me. You are so down to earth and so talented at what you do. I felt at ease with you straight away” K (2020)

Training, qualifications & experience

Batchelor of Science, BSc (Hons) First Class, Counselling (Staffordshire University)

Level 6, Modules specific to:

  • Counselling people with PTSD
  • Counselling Children and Young People.
  • Final Dissertation on Self-Perception, Body-image and Self-worth of young women on social media​

Foundation degree (FdSc) Integrative Counselling (Staffordshire University).

Levels 4 & 5, Modules specific to: Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Transactional Analysis

  • Person-centred Counselling
  • Psychodynamic Counselling
  • CBT Counselling
  • Understanding Self
  • Client Case Studies
  • Personality Disorders
  • Working in a group​

NCFE Level 3 Diploma Integrative Counselling

NCFE Level 2 Integrative Counselling

  • Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Children
  • Certificate in Suicide Prevention
  • Certificate in Promoting Mental wellbeing

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per session. Payment can can be made by Bank Transfer, PayPal or Cash.

Couples session price is £55.

Negotiable fees for students and those on limited income. Please contact me for further details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availability throughout the day, I have limited availability left in the evenings these appointments go first.  

Working hours are: Monday to Thursday 10am - 8pm.

Friday 10am - 6pm

Further information

I have grown into my most authentic self, I now feel comfortable talking about painful events in my life which has finally allowed me to move forward with a new sense of self-worth.

I have attended seminars on:

  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Mental well-being 
  • Domestic abuse
  • ADHD

Published articles

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My counselling room is attached to my property and is on the ground floor, parking available. The main bus route is less than five minutes walk away.

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