Julie Hudson - BACP Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor

Julie Hudson - BACP Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor


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About me

Hello and welcome to my page. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I have been practising since 2003.

All individuals seeking counselling have their own specific needs and I aim to offer you a safe, nurturing, comfortable and caring environment whereby you can express your concerns however big or small and work through any issues that are concerning you in the strictest confidence.

Over the past 15 years I have accumulated experience of working with wide a variety of individuals and currently my PRIVATE PRACTICE  welcomes clients of all ages, (11-70+).

My counselling & psychotherapy work has taken place within education, at Bicton College for several years and for many years in a large secondary school in Exeter counselling Students and Staff. I have also worked for Young Devon, counselling young people, and for Sidmouth Help Link counselling adults.

I am a member of DEVON THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING SERVICE  working with employees  of THE DEVON & SOMERSET FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE. In my private practice I am counselling both adults and young persons. I have accumulated considerable experience in short term work with adults if that is a preference but also offer long term psychotherapy.

If you are searching for counselling for a young person, I have an enhanced and regularly updated DBS certificate specifically for young people, and I have had a lot of experience of counselling 11-28 year old clients.

I use an integrative approach which means I blend together theoretical concepts drawn from various Psychological approaches (e.g. CBT, TA, NLP) and Eastern philosophies (e.g. mindfulness) to suit my client’s needs.

The first step can be daunting however I wish to reassure you that the initial consultation is of no charge without any obligation and I will provide you with a confidential, safe caring environment conducting my work strictly within the BACP code of ethics.

Email me to arrange a free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Advance Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accreditation Status
  • Transactional Analysis 101 course
  • 15 years experience of working with young people and adults on a range of issues

Continual Professional Development training (CPD)

My Continual Professional Development enables me to maintain my BACP Accreditation Status and means I continue to broaden my learning and keep up to date. This ensures a high professional standard of care for my clients. I have undertaken many more training courses on specific areas of counselling, which I will be more than happy to show you on request., Here are some examples of CPD  additional learning:

Healing the Inner Child (6.9.19)

Helping Survivors of Gas-lighting (13.3.19)

Supporting Individuals in the LGBT Community. Health Challenges (9.1.19)

Effective Use of Mindfulness Techniques for Anxious or Depressed Clients (Oct 2018)

Working with Technology addiction in the short term model - (Sept 2018)

BACP Private Practice Conference October 2018- Loss- What does life mean for me now?

Overcoming Dis-empowering Emotions (July 2018)

Supporting Clients with illness & Health Crisis (May 2018)

Working with Children & Young People in their world ( BACP CYP Conference April 2018)

Counselling for sudden or anticipated Loss (April 2018)

Inclusive Support for LGBTQ Clients (Feb 2018)

Safeguarding PREVENT  (January 2018)

  • Updated Safe Guarding training throughout 2009-2017 (in house secondary school training)
  • Children & Young People Conference, 2016 - Self-Identity: Breaking Down the Barriers for Inclusion (BACP)
  • Working with Trans-identified & Trans-historied clients, 2016 (BACP)
  • Addictive Disorders, May 2015 (BACP)
  • Trauma, May 2015 (BACP)
  • Grief & Loss
  • Effective brief Psychotherapy - foundation course - Human Givens College
  • Anger therapy: hatred, hostility & bitterness. Skills Development Service
  • Anger Rage & Relationship. Cruse Bereavement.

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My fees are the standard fee per session, however I can offer concessions according to the circumstances of the individual.

I also offer an initial consultation completely free of charge to discuss arrangements and see if we can work together. This free consultation will also enable us to look at a working agreement, fees and days/times which suit us both and see if we are both comfortable to work together. In the first instance please email, text or call to arrange this.

Further information


"Julie is the most supportive, understanding and caring woman I have met. She takes a professional approach to her job, whilst instantly making you feel at ease, feel safe and like you have someone to talk to that will listen. Julie goes above and beyond to help you, and unlike other counsellors I have been seen by, she has amazing results.

"Julie Hudson is a compassionate, creative, sensitive, very experienced Counsellor and I would thoroughly recommend her. She brings warmth, empathy and humour. She is passionate about what she does, which impacts her relationships and makes people feel really valued.. Julie is highly professional and committed to supporting her clients, whilst maintaining very clear boundaries.

I saw Julie for a few years when I was in high school and struggling with home life and the acceptance of a medical condition in which I suffer. She helped me through the darkest times of my life.

I will always remember one thing she said to me, and I still live by this. "Find three things a day that make your heart sing" For me, she is one of those things. Thankyou Julie for everything you have done for me, and many others."

"I just wanted to say.......Thank you Julie. Not only have you been an amazing support to many students but also to colleagues. Always understanding and never judging. Full of encouragement to make us feel positive in what ever direction we may be heading. Without a shadow of a doubt I would not hesitate in recommending you Julie."

"Julie helped me open up about my past, present and helped me deal with those emotions and overcome them, she was always kind hearted, warm and welcoming ...we also spoke about myself, how I felt, as I was still only young but aware of my sexuality we touched basis a few times about that as well, she made me feel it was okay, it wasn't wrong to be who I am, it took time but once I came to except who I was, I owe it to Julie for starting that acceptance of myself so thank you. Thank you for being there"

"Julie was my counsellor for most of my years in secondary school. She doesn't tell you how to react or behave or tell you whether your dealing with something in a right or wrong way she helps you to deal with it YOUR way without causing any emotional or physical hurt to not only yourself but to the people around you. Not only did she help me to deal with underlying issues and move on from them, she also become someone I would class as a friend, myself, my family and friends of mine that also had her help are very grateful for everything she has done."

Getting in touch

Please feel free to contact me either by email or by text, or call my mobile to arrange an initial consultation. There will be no charge for this initial consultation whereby we can meet face to face to discuss your needs and I can answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to have a look at my Julie Hudson Counselling & Psychotherapy Page    https://www.facebook.com/pg/CounsellorJulieHudsonBACPAccredited/reviews/?ref=page_internal -  here you will find over 20 reviews from young people, and adults who I have previously worked with. There is also a review from my BACP Accredited Supervisor

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Maps & Directions

Sidmouth, EX10

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


My working hours are Monday PM, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 9am-9pm. Hence I am able to offer evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme