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 25 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, 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 myself and my 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.
All sessions are 50 minutes, I can offer flexible appointments including evenings & weekends. 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.
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
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.
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 helped people struggling with a variety of illnesses and chronic conditions including arthritis. I have also helped people dealing with miscarriage, infertility, hysterectomy, PCOS, unplanned pregnancy, migraines & long term pain.
Day, Evening and Saturday appointments currently available.
£48 per session
All enquiries are strictly confidential. You do not need a referral from your GP to make an appointment.
The NW6 consulting room is a short walk from Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road & South Hampstead stations. It is also accessible from West Hampstead and St John's Wood. In addition, there are several bus routes available. Pay and display parking is close-by, and free parking on a Saturday.
Free parking on Saturdays in the street of the consulting room.
The NW3 address is 12 -15 mins walk from Hampstead underground station, and 15 mins from Hampstead Heath overground station, uphill! There is pay by phone parking close by.
"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. Sept 2019
“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."