Julie Hughes

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MBACP (Accredited) 20 years experience
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York, YO10 4UA
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About me

Trying to work out what kind of therapy you need can feel incredibly daunting, which is why the most important thing to focus on is actually finding the right therapist.  Working alongside someone with whom you feel comfortable is key to successful therapy, so take your time, this shouldn't be rushed, and remember you might need to try a few before finding the one that works for you.

With that said, my name is Julie and I have been a counsellor for over 20 years.  I have worked in a number of different settings during this time, including schools, the NHS and the private sector.  I set up my own practice 9 years ago and love the fact that it allows me to focus on helping a greater number and more diverse client base.  I specialise in treating those suffering from bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.  However, I do treat a much wider range of issues, and to find out more, just drop me a line or give me a call.

What can I expect during my first session?

The first appointment is about finding out what you would like to work on during your sessions, setting goals and discussing the benefits of short-term vs long-term counselling.  Short-term therapy (normally 6-12 sessions) will focus on goal setting and developing coping strategies for specific difficulties you might be experiencing at this moment in time.  At the same time, long-term therapy gives you the space to work on deeper issues that might be impacting your everyday life.

Before booking your first appointment, I would welcome an informal chat on the phone or via WhatsApp/Facetime – just to say hi and make sure we are prepared for our first session together.

How does therapy work?

I am qualified in a number of different treatment methods, including, Person-Centred, Integrative, CBT and EMDR (a full list can be found below).  Depending on the issues presented in therapy, I may use one or more of these methods during our time together.  My approach will always be discussed with you as we progress through our sessions.

Further details of the methods I use can be found on my website, please feel free to have a look around.

Where can I find you?

My practice is in Tower House Business Centre on Fishergate where face to face appointments take place. I also work online offering video sessions and you can choose which way feels right for you to work. There is plenty of free on-street parking (for up to1hr) and only a short walk from the city centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Registration

BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

MBACP Accredited Counsellor.


EMDR Association


Diploma in Counselling (York St. John College)

BA(Hons) Degree in Social Science and Psychology (York St John College)

EFT (Level 1)

EFT (Level2)

EMDR (Level 1)

EMDR (Level 2)

EMDR (level 3)

Diploma in CBT

CBT trauma focused

CPCAB level 6 Certificate in Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Therapy £55.00 per 50 min session

Couple Therapy £55.00 per 50 min session

EMDR £55 per session - per 50 min session

Supervision £60.00 per 60 min session

I offer a free 15 min get to know my call.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Fishergate, York, YO10 4UA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is on the 2nd floor, and there is no lift. Access to a ground floor room can be accessed with a prior agreement but at an additional fee

Additional languages


Online platforms



In person

I am a BACP Accredited Supervisor and have over 22 years of experience as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

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Julie Hughes
Julie Hughes