Julie Liddle, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP

Julie Liddle, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP

St. Austell

07747 870 309

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. Have you noticed you are struggling with life’s challenges after a bereavement, relationship issues, work related or health problems? Do you feel discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between your biological sex and gender identity? Do you wish you could cope better or find hope during times of despair?

Dealing with grief might feel unbearable and overwhelming. You might feel tension or treading on eggshells in relationships. Work related problems could be causing you a great deal of stress. You may feel trapped inside a body that does not match your gender identity. We all struggle from time to time, sometimes we can manage, and sometimes we find it more difficult to cope. I can help you to better understand, to feel calm and connected, build resilience and develop strength as part of a healing process.

I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor based in St Austell, Cornwall.  I have experience counselling children, young people and adults. I provide a safe, confidential space to listen to your difficulties, to explore and try to understand what life means for you. When it's difficult to put feelings/emotions into words, I have creative resources to help connect and communicate. This is a way I can tailor counselling to the needs of the client.  At the core of my approach is empathy, along with the depth of a therapeutic relationship, which allows holding and the meeting of unmet needs. This supports reparative work.

I understand that deciding to see a counsellor takes courage.  When talking about something personal to you, it’s important to trust the person listening. When I listen I do so with warmth, empathy and care, and this can allow a person to share their deepest thoughts and feelings.

If you are struggling with the emotions of a medical diagnosis for a chronic illness or disease, whether you are the patient, family member, carer or friend, I know it can be overwhelming at times. Before and during my counselling training I worked for three and a half years as a Macmillan Professional, employed by a charity emotionally supporting people affected by brain tumours. If you feel you need help and support to understand your feelings about a medical diagnosis, then please get in touch.

Prior to becoming a qualified counsellor I managed a pre-school and have an Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies, which is where my interest in attachment and relationships began. This endorses my knowledge and skills supporting me to work with a range of ages. I have recently been counselling children and young people, their ages range from 5 to 16 years old.

I am a trained CRUSE bereavement volunteer, and have trained with The Foundation for Infant Loss and am on their list of accredited counsellors.

I support clients with a variety of issues, including:

·         chronic illness/medical diagnosis, for patients, family, friends, carers

·         grief, loss and bereavement

·         depression

·         anxiety

·         stress

·         relationship issues

·        gender dysphoria

·         life transitions

·         addiction

·         trauma

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Continuing Professional Development

  • BACP Children, Young People and Families conference
  • Demystifying Trauma - Understanding and Tools
  • Working with Gender Diversity
  • Working with PTSD and Trauma
  • Mindfulness in the Counselling Context
  • PODS: Trauma and the body; dissociation and somatisation
  • Working with Young People
  • Various MindEd training, including Safeguarding, Counselling In Primary Schools, What is Counselling for Children, Young People and Young Adults, The Range of Creative and Symbolic Methods, Facilitating Emotional Expression, Flashbacks, Trauma and Bullying, Complex Trauma and PTSD, Concluding Counselling
  • ACPO DASH Training
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Basic Drug Awareness
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Training Accredited Provider Training
  • Cornwall Council Safeguarding e-learning
  • Cornwall Council Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking e-learning
  • Cornwall Council Hate & Mate Crime e-learning
  • The Impact of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence on Children & Young People
  • Young People Substance Awareness & Screening Training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course, (Cruse)

My learning is ongoing and I regularly attend continual professional development

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I offer a free 20-30 minute telephone session, an opportunity for us to discuss reasons for counselling and how we can work together.

Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes:

£40 for individuals (face to face)

Discounts available for counselling students

I can offer Mon-Fri day time, early evening appointments and Saturday mornings

I accept cash or prepaid online bank transfer

Maps & Directions

St. Austell, PL25

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

I can offer a home visit if wheelchair access is required. Depending on travel distance there might be an extra fee of up to £10 added to session cost


Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - noon

Types of client

Young people
Older adults