Julie Hughes - ONLINE MBACP (Accredited) 20 years experience
In this extremely challenging time, there is no need to suffer in silence; counselling sessions are still available by Zoom and by phone. I have delivered this method of counselling for many years now and can assure you that it is just as effective as face to face meetings. Zoom is a free online platform, and the best part is you don’t even need to set up an account. If you would like to know more about these sessions please drop me a line.
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 19 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 ?? 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, as well as 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. Whereas long-term therapy gives you the space to work on deeper issues that might be impacting on 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 of 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 ahead of time and treatment will be adapted 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 nose around.
Where can I find you?
Right now I am only offering virtual sessions via Zoom or by phone. However, when some semblance of normality returns you will be able to visit me at my practice in Tower House on Fishergate. We have plenty of free on-street parking (for up to1hr) and we are only a short walk from the city centre.
How much will it cost?
I am a strong believer that quality counselling should be accessible to all and therefore my prices are slightly more modest than others you might find online.
Individual Therapy – £45.00 (50 mins)
Couples Therapy – £50.00 (50 mins)
EMDR – £50.00 per session
Supervision – £50.00 per hour
*Please note that I also offer a discount to NHS workers – please get in touch for further details.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
MBACP Accredited Counsellor.
Diploma in Counselling (York St. John College)
BA(Hons) Degree in Social Science and Psychology (York St John College)
EFT (Level 1)
EMDR (Level 1)
EMDR (Level 2)
EMDR (level 3)
Diploma in CBT
CBT trauma focused
CPCAB level 6 Certificate in Supervision
Professional Development Courses/Training
Time Limited Therapy
Effective Anger Management
Introductions to CBT
Diploma in CBT studies
EFT (Level 1 and 2)
EMDR part 1, 2 and 3
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Therapy £45.00 per 50 min session
Couple Therapy £50.00 per 50 min session
EMDR £50 per session
Supervision £50.00 per hour