Julie Lovett, AdDip, (MBACP)
The Natural Wellness Clinic
1st And 2nd Floor
12 Fore Street
01884 369117 / 07547 563577
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a practising counsellor in Mid Devon in the Cullompton and Tiverton area. 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 and with children and young people. I run bereavement therapy groups in school for children who are grieving the loss of someone close to them. My counselling skills include helping children 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.
I am a Mental Health Champion for schools and my specialisms are working with children and 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 currently employed as the Lead School Counsellor in a large secondary school. I manage a team of volunteer counsellors who are both qualified and those who are on placement. I also provide counselling for younger children in primary school and through transition to secondary education.
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 children 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 those 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 practice is 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 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.
I am currently training towards the Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Accredited).
My specialisms are working with the bereaved and with children and young people. 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
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.
BACP Children & Young People Division (MBACP)
CYP is the central division of the BACP for enabling children and young people to have access to counselling as their rightful entitlement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Solution Focussed Therapy
AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
Photos & videos
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. Parking is available. My contact details are 07547 563577, you can text or email me. My working hours are from 5pm on Monday to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday all day and Saturday mornings from 9am.
I don’t charge for our first session as I feel it is important that we both feel able to work together. Subsequent sessions are £40 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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday to Wednesday from 5pm, Thursday and Friday all day and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am currently training on the Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6), accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society). I am offering free supervision and as a requirement of the course, I need a minimum of 15 hours supervisor/supervisee experience.View supervision profile