Julie Maxwell

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Senior Accredited Sex & Relationship Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a very experienced senior accredited (BACP & COSRT) psychotherapist based in Ashby de la Zouch who specialises in relationship counselling and psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples of any age, gender and sexual orientation. I am also an accredited clinical supervisor.

I have over 21 years of experience in assisting clients with their mental, emotional and physical well-being and offer sessions in person or via video, telephone or instant chat.

Here are some of the issues I work with:

  • Relationships - for example: repetitive arguments, poor communication, broken trust, affairs, relationship breakdown, lack of support, taking each other for granted, unable to move forward or plan ahead, divorce or separation, impact of addictions (ie porn or sex).
  • Intimacy: sexual function and sexual feelings (please see my website for specific conditions).
  • Cross-dressing.
  • Sexual abuse and childhood sexual abuse.
  • Relationships with family, friends or colleagues.
  • Trauma.
  • Grief and loss.
  • The aftermath of suicide.
  • Low self-esteem and confidence.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Stress.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Health, well-being and dealing with illness.
  • Loss of direction, meaning and purpose.
  • Bereavement.
  • Angry or violent outbursts.

Acknowledging a problem can be difficult and asking for help isn't always easy, so if you would like to discuss how counselling or sex therapy could assist you then please phone me for a free 15 minute consultation.

As a therapist, I recognise that you may not find it easy to talk to a stranger about your problems. Giving voice to our problems makes them real and sometimes we don't even know how they came about, let alone how to feel better about ourselves or the situation we find ourselves in. I will provide you with a caring, supportive and confidential environment in which we will look at, and find a way through, the problems you are experiencing (either individually or as a couple). And, don't worry, you won't be coerced into doing or saying anything you don't want to - I feel passionate about empowering you to make changes that you identify to create a more fulfilling life.

As an accredited supervisor, I offer clinical supervision and support to counsellors and other staff working in healthcare or the caring professions. I provide supervision from my practice in Ashby de la Zouch, in the workplace or via video.

Training, qualifications & experience

Here are my qualifications:

  • MSc (with Merit) in Psychosexual Therapy (University of Central Lancashire).
  • University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling (Relate Institute, University of Hull).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy - Psychosexual Therapy (Relate Institute, University of Hull).
  • Relate Counsellor Graduate Certificate.
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Relate Institute).
  • EMDR Training (Richman EMDR Training).
  • Certified Cyber Therapist (Online Therapy Institute).
  • Level 4 Certificate in Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice.
  • Certificate in Coaching (Your Business in Mind).
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (University of Derby).

And a bit of additional information...

  • Former NHS Psychosexual Service Lead for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
  • A registered and senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • A senior accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
  • BUPA registered.
  • DBS checked.
  • Hold full professional indemnity insurance.

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

Fees

£85.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

When I work

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Daytime and evening appointments are offered.

Further information

About the sessions...

The first session will be an assessment of your situation, so that we can decide on the best way forward for you.

It is likely that you will attend weekly, however fortnightly appointments are possible, depending on your needs. One-off sessions are also available.

It is impossible to say how many sessions you will need - that decision is yours. However, clients typically attend between 6 and 20.

Legion House, South Street, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1BQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Parking available on-site

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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Julie Maxwell
Julie Maxwell