Julie Liddle, Dip.Couns, MBACP (Reg)
Hello and welcome to my profile. Are you struggling after a bereavement, medical diagnosis, family issues or relationship breakdown? Do you sometimes have anxiety, depression or worry a lot, have little energy, feel sad, panic, hopeless or irritable?
We all struggle from these kind of feelings from time to time, sometimes we can manage them, and sometimes we find them more difficult to cope with. If you feel like this, or are finding life tough, then there’s no need to feel alone. I can help you to work things out, which will support your well-being and help you regain a sense of hope.
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 allows a person to share their deepest thoughts and feelings.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor based in St Austell, Cornwall. I work with adults, young people and children. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space to help clients explore, express and process what’s going on for them, which in turn will allow them to cope better. Sometimes it is hard to put things into words and so I have creative resources available, like play dough, sand tray, pens and paper. Clients can find visuals helpful as an alternative way to express themselves. This is a way I can tailor counselling to the needs of the client.
Forming and maintaining a trusting, therapeutic relationship is important, and I believe my natural ability to be compassionate and genuine will help to promote this. Also, I accept clients for who they are, showing respect, which means I am non-judgemental.
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
· relationship issues
· 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
- 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
- Currently studying a CPCAB Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BACP Children, Young People and Families conference
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I offer a free 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - noon
Types of client