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About me

I offer a hybrid therapy service including in person or online via Zoom.  In person services adhere to government guidelines and I am fully vaccinated.

The pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways.  We've all been in the same storm, but in different boats.  Your interest in therapy may be due to difficulties that have arisen for you during the pandemic such as increased anxiety, low mood or losses or may be unrelated and have existed prior to the pandemic.  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.

Do drop me an email or ring me.  I look forward to hearing from you.

  • I am very experienced in working with anxiety related issues, low mood and depression, bereavement 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 12 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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Comfort Eating

Obesity related issues

Weight Management

Parenting

Health Anxiety

Losses

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling: £50 per 1 hour session (concessions may be considered)

Eating Disorder Assessment: £70 for 1.5 hour session

Clinical Supervision:

  • £50 for 1 hour or £65 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for before work, daytime and after work sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and on Fridays between 8am - 1pm.

Urmston
Greater Manchester
M41

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Ground Floor with private toilet facilities. There is a step into the therapy room.

Additional languages

none

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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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Julie Keir, MA, MBACP (Accredited) Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Julie Keir, MA, MBACP (Accredited) Psychotherapist & Supervisor