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Counsellor MBACP (Accred). Trauma informed. Integrative

About me

Hi, my name is Julie.

I am an Integrative Counsellor. Being integrative means I draw on a range of psychological theories and techniques to offer a bespoke therapeutic approach to match my client’s needs. Underpinning all my work is a focus on the client/therapist relationship; I offer empathy, non-judgement, and the understanding that my clients must work at their own, manageable pace.

I am passionate about offering hope to all adults who are struggling with mental health challenges and often with trauma. Understanding trauma-related symptoms goes hand in hand with providing a therapeutic space to process the pain of past experiences. My aim is to empower clients; I offer hope, a place to grow and a supportive relationship to motivate change.

In addition to this, I have extensive experience working therapeutically with men and women who have been abused as children and adults. My specialist training is in physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and sexual violence. I have always been committed to working with adults who have been impacted by abuse. I understand the need to retrieve some sense of security – to be able to find a strong footing on otherwise shaky ground.

In addition to my therapeutic work, I offer professional advice and support on PTSD. I have developed a training program to teach others about the impacts of PTSD.; particularly geared towards helping front line workers understand the risks associated with their industry. I have presented extensively in this area highlighting key risks, symptoms and subsequent coping strategies in hospitals, the Police and doctors surgeries.

I 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 what your goals are and how we can move forward together.

I work online and face to face with offices in Newbury (RG14), Devizes (SN10) and Marlborough (SN8).

I offer short term and long term therapy to suit your needs.

You can call me on 07703850840 or send me a message here.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

 Level 4 in Diploma therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy CPCAB

Level 3 certificate in person-centred counselling AQA

Level 2 certificate in counselling skills AQA

Survivors trust Abuse and sexual violence training

Experience

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive training and experience in the following areas:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • anger
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • loss and bereavement
  • PTSD
  • neglect
  • borderline personality disorder
  • phobias
  • low self-esteem

Abuse

  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse in adulthood
  • sexual abuse in childhood
  • narcissistic abuse
  • coercive control
  • sibling abuse
  • family abuse
  • online abuse
  • workplace abuse
  • domestic violence

Trauma

  • trauma from car accidents
  • trauma suffered by frontline workers
  • secondary trauma
  • covid related trauma
  • trauma in childbirth
  • betrayal trauma

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

Additional information

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) £60
  • Skype/email counselling £ 55/50 min 
  • Telephone counselling £ 55/50 min
  • Individual counselling £ 60/50 min

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

My blog post on Historical Childhood Sexual Abuse is at:  https://wendybramham.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/historical-childhood-sexual-abuse/

Newbury, Berkshire, RG14

Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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