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About me

At this time, where we are all exercising social distancing, I am taking on new clients for therapy via Zoom or telephone.  Many ongoing clients who have recently changed to therapy via Zoom or phone have found the therapy to be equally as helpful and have continued to move towards their goals.

During this uncertain period of Covid-19, many people are experiencing increased anxiety, low mood or grief.  This could be because of the loss of a loved one, loss of income or loss of a sense of control. Many are feeling under pressure due to balancing childcare and home working. Therapy sessions can give you a regular space to talk through these things and increase your ability to cope in these difficult times.

I’m not able to offer the usual freshly brewed coffee, but I will offer you the same warm welcome, confidential environment and professional service via online therapy.  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 what the focus of the therapy is 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 phone.  I look forward to hearing from you.

  • My areas of specialism include 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 almost 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.


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


Health Anxiety


Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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  • Counselling: £50 per 1 hour session (concessions considered on request)
  • Clinical Supervision:
  • £50 for 1 hour or £60 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.


I am available for ‘before work’, daytime and evening sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages none


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Ground Floor with private toilet facilities.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a qualified supervisor, having undertaken 60 hours of training in supervision from both the University of Manchester (BPS Approved) and the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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