Julie Luscombe Integrative & specialist Abuse and sexual violence counsellor
Welcome to my profile. My name is Julie. I have a private practice and work within Berkshire and Wiltshire. I am a qualified counsellor and have received specialist training physical ,sexual and emotional abuse and sexual violence. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I also currently work with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
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
Life isn’t always easy - we don’t always have control over people and situations around us. I am passionate and committed to supporting others through life’s difficulties. Through Counselling I can help enable and empower you to make the right choices for your life regardless of the situation.
Through my work with a well know 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 am a genuine and warm person and offer a safe non-judgemental place to explore difficulties and bring about change. I am a great listener and naturally empathetic. I provide a calm, warm, safe and supportive environment for clients can explore concerns, fears and problems at a pace that matches their own needs. Counselling is a healing relationship, where you will feel supported to face some of life’s difficult changes. Self-esteem and confidence can be affected by life’s troubles - I offer sessions to improve this. I work with many different life problems that life presents.
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.
Counselling is a commitment to yourself. A place to grow and feel motivated to change.
I specialise in abuse and have expertise skills working with anxiety, depression and PTSD and work with wide range of presenting life's issues. To have someone to talk to and work through the trauma related symptoms can alleviate distress and empower your life.
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
I have developed and delivered a training programme for health care professionals and front line staff. This is related to post-traumatic stress disorder and the importance of recognising the early signs and understanding the symptoms.
I have worked for the Survivor's trust supporting survivor's for the Independent child abuse inquiry.
I worked for Trust House Reading as a volunteer from 2014-2018
Approved counsellor for Victims First (Thames Valley)
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
Everything starts with a 50 minute assessment consultation to see if I'm the right person to help you. It's really important that you feel you can work with your counsellor, or mentor. The very act of starting means that you want to make a positive change in your life and you want the relationship and experience to start off right.
During the initial session we discover what's 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
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