Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a counsellor / psychotherapist for over 16 years, I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including:
- anxiety and depression
- self esteem issues
- family difficulties and relationship issues
- Childhood abuse
- Childhood neglect
- Life threatening events
- eating disorders
- self harm
I provide a welcoming, safe space which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
I use what is called an 'pluralistic' way of working. This means I am trained to use what fits best with the client or I will use a few different ways of working during our time together which will be discussed. My ongoing development has included a significant amount of training in attachment theory, and the impact across the lifespan. I am due to start my Doctorate in psychotherapy on a part-time basis.
I offer Coaching as well as Counselling, so if you have a dilemma do get in touch.
I am currently conducting all sessions via face to face, zoom or telephone.
Julie Ingram - BACP accredited member
Training, qualifications & experience
- Degree in Psychosocial Studies 2000 (Psychoanalysis, attachment and Social Psychology)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work 2002 ( including systemic practice)
- Masters in Social Psychology 2002 ( non- medical intervention to treat anxiety and depression)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2005
- Adult attachment Interview (ASI) 2010
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Young People 2012
- Postgraduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Level 1 and 2 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
- NCS & Advanced award in supervision
- Relational Change Post graduate certificate in relational supervision
- Advanced trauma treatment for children and adolescents.
Additional Training in:
- self harm
- child protection and abuse
- solution focused therapy
- social model and disability
- eating disorders
- Internal Family Systems
- Family assessment
- trauma and attachment
- lego therapy
- supervision and management level 5
My background is working with children, adolescents and families for over 20 years. My other experiences include clinical director for a mental health charity supporting children and adults, management in Social Work covering children in care and children with complex needs / disabilities, CAMHS, Crisis team in London, working in mental health settings as clinician, telephone counselling and attachment work with parents using PACE approach.
I have a DBS clearance and am fully insured.
I am inspired and trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and the work of Dan Hughes, Kim Golding, Bessel Van Der Kolt, Louise Bomber, Stephen Porges. I am commissioned by Local Authorities to work therapeutically with children, young people and families as I have extensive experience of working with children that are in foster care or have been adopted. For adopted families, commissioning agreements need to be in place. Do contact me for more information.
As an independent, qualified Social Worker I also complete parenting assessments and family support work using a therapeutic parenting model.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
life coaching, domestic abuse, violence, career changes, work dilemmas, identity issues, relationship difficulties, attachment issues, foster children, anger management, careers advice, mentoring, family work, attachment work and adopted families.
From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Children / adolescents / adults = from £55 per session
Families = from £65 per session
supervision = from £55 per hour
Limited number of reduce fee spaces for those on low incomes, students or benefits. Please do feel free to contact me for details.
I have availability from January 2022.
I have appointment slots during the day and evening in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury.
Do get in touch for more details.