Julie Liddle, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor based in St Austell, Cornwall. During these uncertain times, and in order to keep to social distancing regulations, I am offering video conferencing (via Zoom) or telephone counselling at a reduced rate. Both are effective ways to provide counselling while we are unable to meet face to face.
Throughout our lives many of us experience a loss of some kind. When we stop for a moment to consider what losses to a child may be, it could be from losing a teddy, losing friends when changing school. Or in our current Coronavirus situation, losses around going to school, a routine and structure, or freedom of going out and socialising. As adults, loss may be from the death of someone we love, being made redundant, when our children leave home, a relationship breakdown, or an illness.
These losses can cause overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, which can make us feel angry, upset, lonely or hopeless. Sometimes it can be quite traumatic and a difficult place to be.
I have experience counselling children, young people and adults. 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, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
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. I can offer you a safe, private space to listen to your difficulties, to explore and try to understand what life means for you. When I listen I do so with warmth, empathy and care, and this can allow a person to share their deepest thoughts and feelings. I endeavour to be alongside you as we explore those difficult parts together.
When it's difficult to put feelings/emotions into words, I encourage using creative resources to help connect and communicate, or we can consider what it looks and feels like metaphorically. This is a way I can tailor counselling to the needs of the client and it can still be effective via video conferencing or telephone.
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 can also invite you to try some techniques to help you cope during difficult times.
In summary, I support clients with a variety of issues, including:
· chronic illness/medical diagnosis, for patients, family, friends, carers (previously I worked as a Macmillan Professional providing emotional support to anyone affected by a brain tumour)
· grief, loss and bereavement (during my counselling training I was a Cruse bereavement volunteer)
· relationship issues
· gender dysphoria
· life transitions
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
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:
Moving Your Practice Online (April 2020)
How to do Counselling online: a Coronavirus primer (April 2020)
Coronavirus - Considering our responses and responsibilities - weekly webinar (from March 2020)
Can I work with Children Online - weekly webinar (from March 2020)
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
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course, (Cruse)
My learning is ongoing and I regularly attend continual professional development
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 20-30 minute telephone session, an opportunity for us to discuss reasons for counselling and how we can work together.
£35 for individuals (telephone or online video conferencing Zoom -1 hour)
£40 for individuals (face to face - 50 minutes)
Discounts available for counselling students
I accept cash or prepaid online bank transfer