Hello and Welcome. I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, practising since 2003. I work with individuals from 18-70+ covering a variety of situations and circumstances.
My counselling and 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.
My work has now developed into Private Practice working with a wide variety of Professional Adult Clients for both short term Counselling and longer-term Psychotherapy. I am also a member of Devon Therapeutic Counselling Service, working with employees of The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
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.
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.
Central to my Practise is my aim to ensure my Clients get their needs met, which facilitates them to improve the quality of their lives.
Getting in touch
The first step can be daunting however I wish to reassure you that I will provide you with a confidential, safe, caring environment conducting my work strictly within the BACP code of ethics.
I am currently offering Video and Telephone sessions, so if you have any questions about this or you would like to arrange an initial consultation, then I would welcome you to get in touch.
You can call or text me on 07779 415754 or click here to send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BACP Accreditation Status
- Transactional Analysis 101 course
- 15 years of 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 in 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.
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
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial consultation at a reduced rate to discuss arrangements . This 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. I can offer concessions according to the circumstances of the individual.In the first instance please email, text or call to arrange this.
My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 10am-6pm.
" I was nervous about counselling and it took a lot of courage to ask. It was the best decision I made, it has helped me feel 'whole ' again. Julie is an Experienced Professional who is warm and welcoming , she made it very comfortable for me and I learnt a lot about myself. Thank you for all your support Julie. " ( F.38yrs) ( May 2020)
"Julie's peaceful haven has allowed me to have time to process some issues I was finding hard to deal with. I felt safe, comfortable and was able to learn a lot in a short period of time. " (D 58 yrs) (March 2020)
"Julie has been alongside me during my struggles over the past months, she has helped me clarify, understand and move forward at my own pace with my life. Julie is diligent and attentive, I found her to be a warm welcoming , committed Skilled professional who has helped me a lot, thank you Julie ! (B 72) (March 2020)
"thank you Julie, you have helped me so much more than I thought possible, I feel really well equipped for the next stage of my life, thank you. i found you really relatable and at the same time just a really professional nice person " (J 33) (Jan 2020)
"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. (C 28yrs) (July 2019)
"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. (L 55yrs) (October 2018)
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.(K 19Yrs) (2018)
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. Thank you Julie for everything you have done for me, and many others." (R 22yrs) (2018)
"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." (2017)
"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" (J 24) (2017)
"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." S 20) yrs (2017)