Julie Luscombe, MBACP (Accred), specialising in Abuse & Sexual Violence
Due to Covid-19, I am currently working online only, supporting English-speaking clients around the world. In-person sessions in Berkshire will resume when it is safe to do so.
My specialist training is in physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and sexual violence. Counselling is a healing relationship, where you will feel supported to face difficult changes. Self-esteem and confidence can be affected by life’s troubles but we can work together to improve this.
Life isn’t always easy - we don’t always have control over people and situations around us. I provide a safe, warm, supportive environment for clients to explore their concerns, fears and problems at a pace that matches their own needs. I am passionately committed to supporting others through the problems that life presents, offering a calm, non-judgemental space to explore difficulties and bring about change, regardless of the situation.
I specialise in supporting survivors of abuse, and have expertise in anxiety, depression and PTSD. Clients bring a wide range of presenting life issues - having someone to talk to and work through the trauma-related symptoms can alleviate distress and empower your life. Counselling is a commitment to yourself; a place to grow and feel motivated to change.
Through my work with a well-known charity, Trust House Reading, I work therapeutically with both men and women who have been abused as children and adults. I help them to find a greater sense of safety and security and start on the road to recovery.
I also currently work with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
To help you decide if I am the right person to help you, I offer an initial 50-minute session so you can meet me and ask any questions. We will then decide together what your goals are, and how we will continue.
If you have been a victim of crime and require support, you can contact Victims First on 0300 1234 148 or by visiting www.victims-first.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling CPCAB
- Level 3 certificate in person-centred counselling AQA
- Level 2 certificate in counselling skills AQA
- Survivors trust Abuse and sexual violence training
As well as my work in private practice at Bramham Therapy, I am an approved counsellor for Victims First (Thames Valley). I also support survivors of rape and sexual abuse at Trust House Reading.
I have worked for the Survivors Trust, supporting survivors for the Independent child abuse inquiry, The Truth Project (2016-17).
Volunteer counsellor at Trust House Reading (2014-2018).
Provision of training
I have developed and delivered a training programme for health care professionals and other front-line staff. This focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the importance of recognising early signs and understanding the symptoms.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Everything starts with a 50-minute assessment consultation to see if I'm the right person to help you. The very act of starting means that you want to make a positive change in your life and it is really important that you feel you can work with your counsellor, or mentor.
During the initial session we discover the best way to work for you. For some this may mean weekly sessions, for others it might be every two weeks or even monthly. You decide - these are your sessions.
- An initial assessment consultation (50 minutes) £55
- Skype/email counselling £ 55/50 min
- Telephone counselling £ 55/50 min
- Individual counselling £ 55/50 min
You can see my linkedin profile for more information.
My blog post on Historical Childhood Sexual Abuse is at: https://wendybramham.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/historical-childhood-sexual-abuse/