Julie Iannucci MSc UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
71 Ashcombe Road
I offer you a confidential space to explore issues that are troubling you.
As a Gestalt Psychotherapist I believe that we are all born with the resources and ability to be in rewarding contact with each other. I also believe that we have the capacity to understand the cause of our own distress and that we have the resources necessary to live, grow and change in ways that are beneficial to us. However sometimes we get stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about ourselves and need some assistance to resolve our difficulties. I offer support via a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative and grounded in openess and confirmation of you, and which supports you to see your situation more clearly and find new more creative ways to resolve your difficulties. I help you to explore in an effort to understand yourself more fully so that you may discover more possibilities for yourself.
Gestalt psychotherapy is an evidence based, holistic and unifying approach to psychotherapy, influenced by and influencing both the psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural schools whilst retaining a humanistic-existential core, with a focus on working with emotions and body process/somatic mindfulness, as well as the use of a phenomenological stance to explore what your unique experience is and means. Core outcomes include raised self-awareness and improved self-acceptance and self-confidence, healthier functioning, better self-regulation and contact with yourself and others, feeling freer to be yourself and more authentic relationships.
Presenting issues that could be brought to sessions include: relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression/post-partum depression, anger, bereavement, career problems, family issues, low confidence and self-esteem, abuse and trauma issues, crisis and transition issues including separation and divorce, parenting and carer issues, living with medical conditions and major illness and relocation and unemployment problems. I have particular experience in counselling for depression and I have a specialist interest in early developmental trauma, working with people who have experienced or are experiencing abuse and with adult survivors of childhood abuse.
I view psychotherapy as both a means to health and personal and relational growth and development as well as offering relief from symptoms of distress such as anxiety and depression.
I can offer open ended psychotherapy as well as time focused therapy (6-12 sessions) depending on your individual need.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College), with an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I trained at the Metanoia Institute, London, which is widely regarded as one of the most rigorous, robust and high quality psychotherapy trainings available. My registration with the UKCP means that I have been accredited by a professional organisation that sets and monitors the highest standards for psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. I abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics.
I have further training in group analysis, transactional analysis, advanced clinical assessment skills, mentalisation based therapy, mindfulness practice, contemporary trauma practice and integrative relational supervision. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice (Relational Change) and a Certificate in Supervision (Metanoia Institute).
I also have training and experience in organisational development and change strategies with a further Masters degree from Surrey University.
Before training as a psychotherapist I worked extensively in finance as a chartered public finance accountant. As I developed my career I became more interested in my personal development. Psychotherapy offers me a way to focus on this through attention to my own process and relationships.
I have a wide range of experience as a psychotherapist working with individuals both time focused and longer term and with a broad range of issues. I have worked as a psychotherapist with a number of agencies including Mind and the NHS and I currently work as a psychological therapist and counsellor with the NHS. I have also worked as a teacher of counselling and psychotherapy with the Open University and as a Tutor in Humanistic Counselling with Guildford College.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Therapy begins with an initial, no obligation consultation session. This gives us a chance to get to know each other, ask me any questions and discuss what brings you to therapy. We can then decide if we both feel we can work together.
Individual sessions take place once a week and last for fifty minutes.
I charge £30 for an initial consultation session and my standard fee thereafter is £45 per session. However, I also offer some lower cost places dependent on earnings.
I am a Healthcare Provider with WPA and Pru Health
I also offer supervision of client work using a relational integrative approach - further details are on my supervisor profile.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Friday 10am - 4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I did my supervision training at the Metanoia Institute London, and I am a qualified supervisor with a Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision awarded by Metanoia.