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I am a highly experienced counsellor with a nursing background. I offer affordable counselling, providing a confidential non judgemental space, helping you to feel better and develop coping strategies. Through active listening and exploration of your circumstances I am often able to provide insight and help in a short course of sessions.
I have worked in mental health for the past 29 years, in GP surgeries, University College Hospital (UCLH) & occupational health settings as well seeing clients in private practice.
I offer individual weekly appointments, enabling exploration of issues such as anxiety, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, and bereavement, in order to feel better, enable change, and to develop coping strategies.
With my medical knowledge it means that I am particularly able to support people struggling with health issues and carers.
The First Session
I think the relationship between the counsellor and the clients builds the foundation for successful and effective sessions. This is why I offer a no obligation first session. This offers you the time and space to explore your concerns and talk about what you'd like to achieve from counselling, and to take it from there.
All sessions are 50 minutes: We will work at your pace, and you are in control of what aspects of your life we discuss in the time we have together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications include a Diploma in Adult Counselling from University of London and a certificate in Counselling skills and Attitudes from Westminster Pastoral Foundation.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of conduct. I have recently been audited by the BACP and met the requirements (January 2020).
My training is psychodynamic counselling, working with individuals.
My aim is generally for short term face to face work & I believe the value of having a regular space for oneself is paramount to the progress of the work.
I have extensive experience in health & also workplace issues.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As well as the issues listed above, I see people who generally feel overwhelmed / not coping - and those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.
I have also helped people struggling with a variety of illnesses and chronic conditions including arthritis, and those dealing with miscarriage, infertility, hysterectomy, PCOS, unplanned pregnancy, migraines & long-term pain.
£50.00 - £55.00
Tuesday and Wednesday evening appointments currently available.
Please note I am only working in person now.
£55 per session
All enquiries are strictly confidential. You do not need a referral from your GP to make an appointment.
When I work
The NW5 consulting room is about 15 minutes walk from Tufnell Park underground. (Kentish Town underground station is closer, but currently shut til June 2024). It's approximately 15 minutes' walk from Kentish Town West overground station.
Pay by phone parking is close-by. There is free parking on a Saturday.
Accessible from Hampstead NW3, West Hampstead NW6, Archway, Highgate, Highbury and Islington, Camden, Finchley Road and Frognal, Gospel Oak and Queens Park, Tufnell Park and King's Cross.
"Choosing Julie Kleeman as my counsellor was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I came to Julie recently bereaved & felt completely overwhelmed by my grief and life in general. From the moment I met her she created a safe space in which I could begin to address my grief and it’s ramifications. She is kind beyond words, non judgemental and genuinely empathetic. I am so so grateful to her for helping me at a time when I felt I couldn’t help myself. Over time she helped me to my process my grief and see beyond the immediate distress and upset, whilst also assisting me to adopt positive coping mechanisms for the future . I geniunely cannot recommend her highly enough, she is a true counsellor in every sense of the word."
Julie is a compassionate, patient and kind counsellor who offers tremendous support to the individuals she works with. With Julie's help I have been able to address the difficult relationships and issues in my life head on and have seen once overwhelming situations become manageable. Through my sessions with her I have come to believe that change is possible and
having space to process and discuss my emotions has allowed me to change my life for the better.
Her help and guidance have been very valuable and I highly recommend her as a counsellor.
“Julie is a deeply caring and compassionate counsellor who provided much-needed support to me in the workplace. I sincerely endorse her psychotherapeutic counselling skills.”
"I came to Julie as a first time mum, a few months after having my little one. It was a particularly difficult time for myself and my family. As a young professional prior to having the baby, I felt as though suddenly everything was out of my control and that I wasn’t coping. Having Julie’s help in working through that time was invaluable. Julie showed empathy, patience, understanding and a kindness I had never experienced with other therapists. I am now really enjoying my time as a mum - I was really lucky to have found Julie when I did and can’t recommend her enough."