Julie Nathanson

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Hampton, Greater London, TW12 2EW
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About me

My name is Julie (she/her/hers) and I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and trainee psychotherapist. I run a private practice in Hampton, Twickenham.

​I offer face-to-face sessions with clients from Kingston-upon-Thames, Wimbledon, Epsom, and the wider Surrey and Greater London area, as well as online sessions.

I am warm, empathetic and open; I offer a non-judgemental, supportive, confidential space for you to bring any needs or concerns, no matter how small. You may perhaps be feeling stuck, numb, empty;  maybe stressed, confused, down, unable to cope or generally not like yourself. You may not be sure about why you are coming to see me, but just know that things are not okay in your life. You may have spiritual or existential questions you want to engage with. Whatever painful feelings or experiences you are bringing, I will support you to explore what is causing your difficulties. Therapy can help to create movement and shifts that did not previously feel present or possible. 

​I work with anybody experiencing mental health issues or mental distress. I work with a wide range of issues including but not limited to: ADHD and autism, adoption; alcohol use; anger management; abortion; anxiety; behavioural issues; bereavement; depression; divorce; domestic abuse and domestic violence; drug abuse; eating disorders; emotional disturbance; family conflict; feeling sad; infertility;  life transitions; marital and pre-marital issues; non-binary related issues; personality disorders; pregnancy; prenatal issues; postnatal depression;  racial identity; relationship issues; low self-esteem and low self-confidence; self-harming; sexual abuse; sexual addiction; sexuality; spirituality; stress; substance use; suicidal ideation; transgender; trauma and PTSD; women's issues.

I hold full professional insurance and abide by the ethical principles of the BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt psychotherapeutic counselling. I am also a UKCP Trainee member working towards an accredited MSc qualification in Gestalt Psychotherapy, in my final year of training at Metanoia Institute. I am bound by the BACP and UKCP codes of ethics.

​For one year, I worked as a counsellor at an organisation in Central London offering support for women, men and couples to discuss their difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and related issues. I have also worked for two years as a counsellor at Kingston Bereavement Service, supporting individuals who have suffered Covid-related loss.

I work within a Gestalt approach to psychotherapy. Gestalt works in a relational and integrated way, paying careful attention to the whole of your experience, including your emotions, thoughts and physical sensations that emerge in the present moment.  

​Here are some of the issues clients may bring to me: difficulties fitting in and functioning as an ADHD or autistic person, depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, marital and pre-marital concerns, domestic violence, family conflicts, panic attacks, low moods, feelings of loneliness and low self-esteem, bereavement; as well as those going through major life changes, such as pregnancy, birth, and menopause.

​Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I have worked in the corporate world for over 15 years and have developed an understanding of work-related issues and stress, in particular of the challenges for working parents struggling to reach a satisfying work-life balance.

Being myself an expatriate, ​I have always been interested in working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Some of the issues my clients bring are to do with living in a new country, communication and relationships, identity, or conflicts between personal choices and the pressure of society, family or the community they belong to.

​On occasions I may suggest some creative approaches (pastels, stones, drawing) as a way of exploring difficulties if it seems it may help and if you are happy to try a new approach.

​I am a native French speaker and offer therapy in both French and English.

I offer all prospective clients a free 20-minute phone conversation. We can use that time to talk about what is bringing you to counselling, talk about practicalities and get a sense of each other.

If we agree to proceed, I will send you ahead of the first counselling session a client information sheet and my privacy policy. In our initial session, we will be able to get a sense of each other and whether we're the right fit.

While I am usually happy for you to lead and tell me as much or as little as you feel ready to, there will be some questions that I will ask in the first session that relate to risk and safety and a little bit about your current circumstances.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£65.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £65 per session. You are primarily paying for my work, not the format the sessions take place in, so I charge the same for remote and in-person sessions. 

Payment is due at the session by cash or card, or paid in advance online. Credit/debit card facilities will incur a small additional transaction fee. I operate a 48 hours cancellation policy. Cancellations with 48 hours' notice will not incur a fee, otherwise the full fee is payable.

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Further information

My practice is located in Hampton and has available onsite parking. All communication between us is strictly confidential.

Queen Anne House, 15 Thames Street, Hampton, Greater London, TW12 2EW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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