Julie Kelly Cognitive Behavioural / EMDR Psychotherapist.
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) psychotherapist .
I have extensive experience working with people who have a range of issues that detrimentally affect their lives and i am pleased to say that they have enjoyed positive results. My ethos is to help people understand what is maintaining the problems they are experiencing and help them to find ways to understand and improve their lives and move on.
I have many years experience working for the NHS as a therapist and tn the voluntary sector. i currently offer private sessions and also work in a specialist trauma service at The Retreat York a leading specialist mental healthcare provider in York.
I am an accredited member of the BABCP, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK:CBT and I am also an accredited member of the UK & Ireland EMDR Association CBT & EMDR can help with many aspects of emotional issues and difficulties: in many cases is the therapy 'of choice' according to NHS NICE guidelines.
I am now pleased to offer CBT and EMDR from locations in Harrogate. I offer a free telephone consultation to discuss how therapy may work for
This is pure Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR psychotherapy delivered by a CBT specialist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Bsc(hons) in psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy; I am an accredited CBT/ EMDR therapist. I have also trained in Schema focused therapy I always make every effort to keep my practice in line with recent developments in CBT and EMDR by undertaking regular supervision and regular training courses to update skills and keep a-breast of developments within the profession.
My experience spans over 15 years as a therapist, in a wide variety of settings including the NHS and the private sector.i have managed a CBT team for The Retreat York, where i specialised in trauma therapy.
A key part of my experience involves working with people who have a range of problems ranging from anxiety, depression, OCD, panic to inpatient and outpatient care and expertise in working with Trauma.
You can be confident that as an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapists and UK and Ireland EMDR association that I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice ..
(This is contained in a document entitled "Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counseling & Psychotherapy".)
My Professional Indemnity Insurance is provided by Howdens Professional Risks.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
You can access a free confidential telephone consultation, with no obligation, to If you decide that is for you, then we can begin your road to recovery. This consultation will be arranged at a time to suit you.
Fees are on a sliding scale negotiable depending upon your personal circumstances. I can offer home visits, Telephone, email and Skype appointments. (Fee’s negotiable. Please call me for more details.)
Fees can be paid on a session by session basis; this can be paid in cash, Bacs, paypal or by cheque at the beginning of the session.
If you wish to pay in advance, for a block of sessions, we can arrange a discount.
How it works....
Free confidential telephone consultation.
You can access this free consultation to discuss your issues and difficulties and I will answer any questions you may have at that time. There is no obligation to enter therapy; this is purely to help you decide whether CBT is the right thing for you to do to move forward.
First session (assessment)
The first session of therapy will allow us to develop a shared understanding of the issues affecting you and your life. This usually focuses on identifying how your thoughts, ideas, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors affect your day-to-day life. Together we can then decide on a treatment plan, with goals to work towards and the number of sessions we expect you will require to fully address your issues.
Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. Typically, a session of therapy is once weekly to begin with. A course of CBT can be longer or shorter depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Some difficulties can be treated over 6- 10 sessions, other more complex issues may take longer.
Content and structure of therapy.
You will be encouraged to take an active part in therapy, and will usually be given homework between sessions. If you have social anxiety, for example, you may be asked to keep a diary of your thoughts and activities which occur when you become anxious before, or during a relevant event or episode.
To gain best value from the work we undertake together: Further homework may involve experimenting with alternative ways of coping, which you have learned during therapy.
The homework aspect of CBT is crucial in enabling us to understand what happens in real-life situations and encourages you to experiment in between sessions, in order to get the most out of the therapeutic process and make the changes that are helpful for you and improve your quality of life.
No information discussed in therapy will be given to any third party or agency without your prior consent. This includes information about whether or not you are using the service.
Confidentiality may be breached only under the following circumstances:
- Where there is a risk of serious harm to you by another party
- Where there is risk of serious harm by you to another party or to yourself
- Where there is risk of harm to a minor
- Where it is in your best interest to do so but where it is not possible to obtain your consent
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday daytime and evenings available.
Saturday Mornings available too.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|