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 offering therapy to individuals. I know that life can be very difficult at times. Maybe you are suffering from anxiety, depression or you are feeling sad and don't really understand why. Maybe there are relationships issues that are very problematic for you. Other common problems that bring people to therapy are family issues, panic disorder, addictions and problems around separation and divorce. 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, transpersonal 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.
- Certificate in counselling skills at WPF therapy, London Bridge.
- Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE), Little Venice, London
- Honorary Psychologist at Park Royal Mental Health Centre, London.
- Accredited 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
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- £50 per session
- £35 Initial consultation
- £60 per session
- £45 Initial consultation
I believe that therapy should be accessible and so can offer some low cost concessions to students and others depending on what times are available. 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