Julie Murray PG Dip, MBACP (Accred)
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced psychotherapist, offering psychotherapy and relationship counselling to individuals and couples. I firmly believe that the quality of our relationships are key to our emotional wellbeing and how we engage with others. I aim to provide a neutral, consistent and non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore the emotional issues that you are facing in your relationship, whether that be with a partner, parent or with a colleague.
I bring a thoughtful, curious and supportive approach to my work and am committed to helping all clients, no matter how big or small your problems may seem.
Clients usually come to relationship counselling and psychotherapy with the following difficulties: Communication issues including conflict and anger, lack of intimacy and sexual problems, infidelity and trust issues, divorce and separation, parenting issues, infertility, depression and anxiety, work stress, redundancy, retirement, addictions and many more.
Problems within a relationship are usually complicated and often stem from past experiences and challenges as well as current situations. The aim of relationship therapy is to create an awareness and understanding of the problems affecting the relationship and together we explore both the past and present in order to bring about change. Couples who come together learn to open up communication between them so that they can understand the underlying issues and find an agreed way forward.
I also work with individuals who want to explore and understand past or current relationships that may have been a difficult, unsatisfactory or unhappy, or to explore why intimate relationships seem so difficult and elusive.
Weekly sessions take place in a comfortable, safe and confidential environment in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. I work with clients from all cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
MARCH 2020 update - Now that I am solely working online (via Zoom, Skype and telephone), my availability is good. I am keen to reach out to those who are feeling isolated and vulnerable. Please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a free telephone chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in working with couples and individuals. I initially studied at WPF Therapy followed by training at Tavistock Relationships and the University of East London.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relationships and at South Bucks Counselling, High Wycombe.
As I enjoy learning for personal and professional development, I regularly attend workshops, conferences and training courses to further my skills and keep abreast of new research and thinking. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their professional code of ethics which places the utmost importance on client care and confidentiality. I am also a graduate member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
To be negotiated during the initial meeting.