Julie H Jones - PG Dip Couns. Individual & Couples Counselling. MBACP registered
I provide Counselling from a Person-Centred perspective but also have had training in other theoretical areas all of which can help towards alleviating individual personal difficulties and distress. The Person-Centred approach works towards helping each person to overcome their own difficulties as an individual in their own way. Often things we experience in life can be difficult to talk about especially to family and friends and this can therefore leave us feeling isolated and unable to cope. Counselling can help by providing a space to talk without feeling judged. It may be a very daunting experience to come and talk to someone unknown to you initially, but by providing a confidential setting and with no judgements, this may enable you to explore at your own pace any issues that you may want to bring to the session. What you wish to talk about is entirely up to you.
In time you may be able to see things differently or see patterns evolving as a result of what you have brought to counselling, these insights can enable you to change many aspects of your life whether it be unhelpful behaviours or unused opportunities. All these element have an impact on all aspects of our lives whether it be in relationships, life style, work versus home life etc. There will also be many aspect of loss that may not have been addressed or recognised and may still be having an impact in the present.
If you recognise that any of these aspects maybe making you unhappy or impacting on your life, then talking to a qualified Counsellor can really help.
I have had many years of experience both as a Counselling practitioner and a Counselling tutor and have taught for many years as a lecturer on the Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling at the Queens road campus in Bridgend as well as other Counselling programmes.
I provide counselling on a one to one basis for people of many ages who are experiencing distress in their lives as well as being very experienced in working with couples who are struggling to overcome difficulties within their relationships. I also have extensive counselling experience of working with young people from the age of 11.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Wales, Newport)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Wales, Newport)
- Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Young People.
- Post Qualifying Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling.
- BACP Registered Member.
- Supervision training through Mike Worrell.(Person-Centred trainer, Supervisor and Author).
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post 16 sector)
I have many years of experience working in different settings. I have worked as a counsellor for voluntary agiencies, for the local Education Authority with excluded children, and as a College Counsellor for Bridgend College.
I provide non-managerial group supervision for staff enployed by Valley and Vale Community Arts.
I have continuously been in practice as a Counsellor over the last 15 years and am currently in private practice in Horizons, Bridgend. Along with my Counselling experience with Individual adults and Young people I have been working extensively with Couples ungoing difficulties within their relationships and have undertaken specific training in relation to working in this area.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues of loss, Relationship difficulties as an individual, or as a couple. Issues relating to family.
Individual Counselling Appointments £45 and Couple Counselling appointments £50 per session each of which lasts for 1 hour. There are no obligations to have a specific number of sessions this is entirely up to you.
I provide a reduced rate for trainee counselling students, please contact me to discuss the current rates.
You can contact me by phone or by email so we can discuss anything that might be concerning you regarding booking an initial session.
There are no obligations, but if you are happy to go ahead we can arrange a first session accordingly. I hope this information helps.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Counselling appointments are available on Fridays and Saturdays. (Appointments outside these days can often be arranged)
Types of client