Julie Jones BSc (Hons) Counselling Registered Member MBACP

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Karuna Counselling
Oak Tree Surgery
Whitethorn Drive
Mid Glamorgan
CF31 2PQ

07947 211 574

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About me

We all need a helping hand from time to time and there are times in life when we just can't seem to sort out the jigsaw. Talking to a trained and experienced Counsellor, who is impartial and unbiased, can give you the space you need to find a way forward. Sometimes life gets too much and you can find yourself feeling confused, anxious, angry, depressed or lost and this can feel bewildering and lonely.

I graduated from the University of South Wales, Family Institute with a BSc Honours Degree in Counselling (First). I am experienced in counselling practice with both adults and children aged 4 years above.

What is Counselling?

Counselling can and may take many different formats to bring to a person a better understanding of themselves and others.

It's about helping and supporting a person to find an understanding and maybe an answer to what works for them.  Some people usually find counselling very liberating and an empowering experience; that is not to say that they do not feel nervous or daunted when first approaching a counsellor, they do, however, a counsellor offers a supportive and positive approach to personal development and this process and feeling afterwards are usually very positive and beneficial.

How I Work

My aim is to work in a Person Centred way, that is, a non-directive way to provide a space where you can feel non-judged, supported and understood, deepening your awareness of your unique patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour. This process of gaining insight and greater self-compassion offers the potential for you to make informed choices and experience your personal and professional life as more fulfilling.  I am an empathic and insightful counsellor providing down-to-earth therapy to help you make the changes you want.  Each session will last 50 minutes and what you wish to discuss is entirely up to you. I will help you to make your own decisions and to take more control over your life.

Where I work

I work from Bridgend at Oak Tree Surgery in Brackla.

So if you are facing a crisis or a period of change in your life, then maybe counselling could help you.

I am a registered Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling Practice (BACP) https://www.bacp.co.uk and I am ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained.

I am currently offering a private counselling service to adults on either an open ended basis or for an agreed period of time.

Each session will last for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 8 years Counselling Practice both Adults and Children
  • BSc (Hons) Degree Counselling (First Class)
  • Principles of Clinical Supervision and Consultation Practice
  • Counselling Studies and Theory (SEWAC)
  • PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) - Working With Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice.
  • PODS - Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm
  • PODS - Mental Health and the Body - Treating Trauma
  • PODS - Working with Shame
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Working with Depression
  • Working with Trauma, Abuse and Dissociation
  • Self Harm Training amongst young BME people
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Children’s Emotional Well Being
  • Helping Children Tell Their Stories
  • Law and the Private Practice
  • Working with Difference and Diversity
  • Treasures in the Darkness - Growth through the harder times and making sense of some of our suffering
  • Issues of Sexuality and Addictions
  • 8 week Mindfulness Practice
  • Level III Certificate in Working with Anger Management
  • Suicide Talk
  • Couples Counselling
  • BACP Working with Trauma in the Body and the Mind

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Individuals - £40 per session

Couple's Counselling - £65 per 90 minute session

Family Therapy - This can be negotiated, please enquire, this service may also be facilitated with a fellow experienced colleague.

Counsellors in Training - looking for your compulsory 10 hours personal therapy or more - please enquire

Some Concessions available - please enquire

Payment: Cash on the day or Electronic Transfer 24 hours before session date

I do not charge a cancellation fee provided 48 hours notice is given.

Further information

I accept referrals from GP's, Occupational Health Specialists and other Professionals.

I also accept EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) Referrals.

I am a tutor on a Level 4 / 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Where I am

Oak Tree Surgery, Brackla, Bridgend. There is ample free parking, disabled access and a shopping precinct just a short walk away.

Maps & Directions

Bridgend, CF31 2PQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I am available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am. Last session available is 4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision is a professional development and often a personal development applied in an ethical way to serve to protect the qualified and unqualified counsellor.

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