Julie Keir

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MA, MBACP (Accredited) Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a hybrid therapy service including in person or online via Zoom.  I look forward to hearing from you.

'Life' happens to all of us. Sometimes when 'stuff' happens in or around us it helps to be able to talk it through in a safe, confidential and non judgemental setting.  Whatever has prompted you reaching out, I'm pleased you have and you are very welcome to get in touch with me.

I offer a warm, down to earth and professional Service.  The first session will be an opportunity to find out what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping for from coming. We will agree together the focus of the therapy and it is up to you how many sessions you have and how often you want to meet, depending on your budget and availability.

It is best to make the first contact with me via email or text.  I will then get back to you. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • I am experienced in working with anxiety related issues, low mood and depression, bereavement, trauma and losses.
  • My specialist area is working with eating and body image problems,  such as Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating problems and emotional eating.
  • I am experienced in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy. I am also trained in using Trauma Focussed CBT and CBT-E which has been found to be particularly helpful for people with eating problems.  My approach will be guided by the difficulty you bring to therapy and the type of therapy you are looking for.
  • I have been working as a therapist for 14 years in a variety of settings including the NHS, Higher Education, Employee Assistance Programmes ie Bupa and in private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited & Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) certificate
  • Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders certificate
  • Trauma Focused CBT (PTSD Masterclass)
  • Solution Focused Therapy Certificate
  • Training in working with Self Harm
  • Training in working with anxiety without using medication
  • Training in couples counselling
  • Training in Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Training in working with LGBTQi clients
  • Certificate in Supervision (BPS Approved, University of Manchester)
  • Certificate in Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
  • Diploma in Theology
  • Training in Safeguarding children and adults
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • BUPA registered therapist
  • Employee Assisted Programmes
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • How to do Online Counselling - A Coronavirus Primer (April 2020) (Open University/BACP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Comfort Eating

Obesity related issues

Weight Management


Health Anxiety


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£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling: £55 per 1 hour session (concessions may be considered)

Eating Disorder Assessment: £70 for 1.5 hour session

Clinical Supervision:

  • £55 for 1 hour or £70 for 1.5 hours
  • A 30 minute informal free meeting is offered for potential supervisees to discuss your needs for supervision.

Counselling sessions are always booked in advance.  The number of sessions you have and how often you come is largely decided by your budget and finding a mutually convenient time to suit your schedule.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 9am to 6pm

Friday - 9am to 1pm

Atherton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Driveway parking space. Ground Floor with private toilet facilities. There is a front door step into the property.

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I believe having the right supervisor is essential to our best practice. If you want to meet me and talk about your supervision needs, do reach out.

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