Julie Knowles

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 4QX
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

***Urgent Update FEB 2024***
Apologies if there are people out there whom I haven’t responded too, I needed urgent surgery. I was unprepared for this and the recovery time. 

Thank you for your understanding.

I am an Integrative Neurodivergent Counsellor. I specialise in Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, and PDA. 

I have a lifetime of personal and professional experience as I belong to a neurodivergent family and was late diagnosed myself as an adult.

I started my professional counselling journey supporting carers at the Carers Centre. I completed my training at the NHS Adult Autism and Neurodisability Service, where I stayed for 4 years post qualification.

I am a founding director and counsellor at The Counselling and Therapy Hub (The-CATH) not-for-profit organisation.

I am genuine, empathic, and respectful and offer a safe space for you to be yourself. 

I can use lots of coaching skills with ADHD and AuDHD counselling if required.

I can work creatively for people who process things visually.

I offer flexible appointments to suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified in integrative counselling with a person-centred foundation. This means I am trained in more than one method of counselling which is always client-led and client-focused.

  • Lifetime of experience with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Asperger's, Dyspraxia.
  • Lots of additional professional training in Autism, ADHD, and PDA (too many to mention).
  • Completed CRUSE Bereavement training.
  • Suicide Awareness training.
  • Level 1 and 2 (level 3 soon) Emotional Freedom Technique (sometimes called EFT or tapping therapy). 
  • Completed Single Session Therapy (SST) training with Professor Windy Dryden.
  • Trained to provide online and remote counselling.
  • I can use creative therapy (including online) which supports clients who prefer visual processing. (Additional qualifications in art).
  • I can integrate holistic services into my practice if required (EFT/tapping therapy, mindfulness etc).
  • I am constantly training and learning.
  • I am a neurodivergent counsellor. 
  • Personal and professional experience including supporting late diagnosis and how Autism and/or ADHD differentiate between genders. ADHD coaching skills and support.

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Accredited register membership

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£65.00 per session

Additional information

Short and long-term counselling available.

Flexible appointments can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or as and when you need them.

Free initial consultation available.

I prefer to work online using a secure platform. There is nothing to download. It's extremely easy to use, just click the link I send you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer daytime, evening, or weekend appointments (may be limited).

I am flexible with appointment times, please get in touch if you're unsure as they can change week by week.

Further information

I am respectful, genuine, and empathic.

I offer a safe space for you to be yourself, explore any issues together, and empower you towards being the best version of yourself that you can be.

Blades Business Hub, John Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 4QX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams