Julie Lovett, AdDip, (MBACP) Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
Like everyone I am having to adapt my counselling service in response to the current COVID-19 situation in the UK. I want to reassure you that I will continue to offer an on-line counselling service for you and to help you to keep safe at this difficult time. I will use Zoom as a platform as recommended by the BACP, but can be flexible.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a practising counsellor and clinical supervisor in the Cullompton, Tiverton, Taunton, Wellington, Honiton areas. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, giving you the time and space to explore and discuss those issues which are troubling you. During your sessions you will be free to explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of rejection or criticism and help to accept what cannot be changed with honesty and empathy. I will work with you on an open-ended basis for as long as it takes, or for an agreed period of time. I aim to enable you to help you enhance your life and to live it more fully.
My specialisms are working with the bereaved, young people and parents. My counselling skills include helping young people and their families who are dealing with terminal illness and sudden death trauma on an individual basis or within a group therapeutic setting.
I have experience of helping clients who are going through difficulties with anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder, stress, family and relationship issues, affairs and betrayal, separation and divorce, panic attacks/disorder, depression and postnatal depression, phobias, abuse, feeling suicidal or self-harming, suffering bereavement when someone has died or gone away, feeling sad and lonely, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), having addiction problems with drugs or alcohol, low self-esteem or confidence, bullying, sexuality and gender, anger management, autism and Aspergers.
I am a Mental Health Champion for schools and my specialisms are working with young people with difficulties such as anxiety, separation anxiety, behaviour problems, depression or a diagnosis of autism, aspergers or PTSD and their parents and carers. I also work with those who have been bereaved and grieving for the loss of someone close to them.
I have worked all over the Exeter, Mid and East Devon areas. I am a self-employed counsellor in private practice and also work independently as a school counsellor in a large secondary school. I am a qualified clinical supervisor for other counsellors and also provide supervision for school staff in the school setting in both secondary and primary schools.
I have recently used AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) when appropriate in my work with younger clients with emotional and behavioural problems by introducing them to the family dogs. The benefits of human-animal interaction is said to reduce stress and has a calming influence especially with young people with a diagnosis of ADHD or ASD.
I am experienced in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT) and developed my own mindfulness group called JustB (Just Breathe, Just Be) for students experiencing stress and anxiety, especially during their exams. Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation using breathing and relaxation techniques. By focusing on the breath it allows you to observe your difficult thoughts as they arise and to let go of them. Anyone can do mindfulness to help them manage their emotions, reduce anxiety and depression and lead a better life. I also work with adults who are having trouble sleeping by helping them to practice mindfulness to aid peace of mind free from anxiety and restlessness.
My practices are within easy reach of Cullompton, Tiverton, Honiton, Taunton and Exeter
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained my Certificate in Counselling before qualifying as a counsellor. I completed the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter. This is a two year programme using an integrative approach to counselling theory and practice and is accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Pyschotherapy). I am also Level 3 Safeguarding trained and have a current DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service) which replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). I am a qualified Level 6 Accredited Clinical Supervisor. I am also fully insured.
Other training includes the following:
Solution Focussed Therapy; Working with Addiction (BACP); Anti-Bullying; FGM; Domestic Violence Level 3; Child Bereavement and Grief; Understanding Systemic Thinking; Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy; Self-esteem; Mindfulness (Exeter University); Anger Management.
My specialisms are working with the bereaved and with young people of secondary school age. I have twenty five years experience of working with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings. Using interpersonal skills and a person-centred approach, I cover many areas of theoretical practice. I am a MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPION FOR SCHOOLS.
I also offer Walking and Eco Therapy in the woods and surrounding countryside near my home. Biophilia is the term for the innate human tendency to interact and connect with nature. It is known to induce calm and good feelings, and we all need more of those right now.
As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I have the highest possible standards of professional practice and confidentiality is protected at all times. I am bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure.
I am also a member of the BACP Children & Young People Division (MBACP)
CYPF is the central division of the BACP for enabling children and young people to have access to counselling as their rightful entitlement.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Solution Focussed Therapy
AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy)
I work at home in Kentisbeare, Cullompton from my heated garden room (above) and at The Natural Wellness Clinic in the centre of Tiverton, telephone 01884 369117. I also have use of a room at the Liznojan Bookshop and coffee shop in Gold Street, Tiverton. Parking is available at home and there are several car parks in the centre of Tiverton. My contact details are 07547 563577, you can text or email me. My working hours are 9am to 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 3pm on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9am.
Counselling sessions are £45 for an hour and will continue until we both feel our contract is finished and you are ready to move on. Concessions may be available for students and couples. I charge £45 per hour for clinical supervision.
Should you need to cancel your appointment, please try to provide 24 hours notice as this will enable me to offer your appointment to another client. I reserve the right to charge clients a small fee if they fail to keep an appointment without 24 hours notice.