Julie McHugh Dip counselling and psychotherapy, UKCP accredited.
Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
2 Warwick Crescent
I am an experienced and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor who offers a warm, empathic approach. I know that life can be very difficult at times. Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or just not comfortable in your own skin. Or maybe you are aware that life is not going the way you would like it to. Whether you have a specific problem you want to work on or a more general unease with yourself or your life I offer a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space where you can be fully heard and acknowledged and we can work together on your problems.
I offer both short term counselling where we would focus on a specific problem or longer term, psychotherapy that explores the deeper, more unconscious patterns that may be making life difficult.
In an initial session there will be space to talk about what brings you to therapy and I will ask some questions. From there you will decide whether it feels right and comfortable for you to continue for more sessions. Together, and at your pace we will explore what's happening now and in the past and begin to see where patterns or habits may be holding you back in life or causing you to repeatedly get the same outcome that is not helpful.
I work integratively so can use a range of modalities including psychodynamic, humanistic, person centred and existential. At times I work creatively using art, bodywork, visualisations and dream work if those options feel right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked for many years in the world of education as a nursery nurse (NNEB) and then as a teacher (BA PGCE), in both mainstream schools and in Special Education.
- One year certificate in counselling skills at WPF therapy, London Bridge.
- Four year diploma in counselling and psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Little Venice, London
- Member of UKCP
- Therapist at Homestart Westminster
- Therapist at Age UK
- Therapist at Freshstart psychotherapy and counselling
- Private practice in London and Hertfordshire.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- £50 per session
- £35 Initial consultation
- £55 per session
- £40 Initial consultation
I believe that therapy should be accessible and so can offer some concessions depending on what times are available and your financial situation. Please contact me for more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on weekdays and week day evenings.
Types of client