Julie Jakeman - Play Therapist - MA Counselling Children and Young People MBACP

Julie Jakeman - Play Therapist - MA Counselling Children  and Young People MBACP


07756 803988 / 07756 803988

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07756 803988 / 07756 803988

About me

I am known as Jules. I love working with children and young people and I think that one of my best qualities is to make them feel safe and that they can trust me. My early sessions with children is built on getting to know each other through puppet work, playing games, art, role play and I always invite a parent/carer to join us for the first half an hour. I understand how difficult it can be for you so I like to put you at ease. I counsel children and young people from the ages of 5 years to 26 years. Children and young people do not always have the words to express their emotions and I work in a creative way with toys, sand, clay, drawings and many more therapeutic interventions to encourage children to express themselves. Having worked in a school environment for the last 9 years I have realised the importance of having a place where children can go to feel secure.

I studied for my Masters in Counselling Children and Young People at Nottingham University and graduated with Merit in Person Centred Experiential Counselling. I worked for the Place2Be, which focuses on counselling children in primary schools. I also work with children and Young People at the RSVP in Birmingham who have been raped and sexually abused. I integrate Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychoeducation in my way or working

My main area of focus is on trauma..  Trauma can include witnessing domestic violence ; child sexual abuse; bereavement and many other forms. I also counsel children and young people with anxiety issues, OCD, low self esteem and confidence and identity issues. Somtimes as parents we may not know what is upsetting our child. Therapy is a place where I can help explore with the child what is troubling them.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethics and guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Counselling children and Young People - Nottingham University
AQA level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Worcester College of Technology
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Worcester College of Technology
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Foundation Course - Cruse Bereavement Care
Place2Be - Induction and Safeguarding Training
Place2Be - Working with difference and Diversity
Place"Be - Children's Emotional Wellbeing
Safeguarding Children - e-learning course
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Trauma in Adults - Acute and Complex
Young Minds - Building Adolescent Resilience


Member organisations


Accredited register membership


If you would like to talk to me, please do not hesitate to phone or email me, without obligation or fee.

Sessions cost £45 per 50-minute session.

An initial assessment would cost £45.00.

Further information

My therapy rooms are situated in a tranquil setting overlooking fields.. I have a large play therapy room and a sensory room.

Please visit my website to view pictures of the setting - https:/littlestepscounselling.uk

I am located in Upton-upon-severn which is 15 minutes from Tewkesbury and 20 minutes from Cheltenham. I am approximately 20 minutes from Worcestershire.

Maps & Directions

Worcester, WR8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Please ring me to discuss my availability

Types of client

Young people