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About me

Are you looking for someone to listen to you? Someone to help you look at things differently, or understand you. Fed up of being misunderstood or not heard?

Maybe you're nervous and daunted to even contact a counsellor?

Together we can explore what is troubling you, we can unravel your worries, walk through your fears whilst sitting in a safe and confidential space. I am committed to listening without any judgement, I offer somewhere you can be you and take time to look at things that are hard to face alone or outside of the counselling room.

Previous clients have said I am easy to talk to, that sometimes humour has helped them through difficult sessions, I'm passionate about people and show unconditional regard no matter what someone brings.

Life is about continual change. Some changes we choose but many changes are thrown at us. It is when we resist change that it can get tricky for us.

Sometimes we are just looking for acceptance, or need to let go of shame and want to understand our behaviours better.

It is our past stories, experiences and habits that have taught us to close off to life, as this is what worked before. But old behaviours are just that: old. At some point they stop working and start restricting who we are. Maybe now it's time to learn how to be more open and find new ways of dealing with life.

I know that finding the right therapist can be hard, but once you do, it can change your life. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Diploma in Sexual Violence
  • Pride in Practice Champion accredited (LGBTQ+ Ally)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

  • The first session is £20.00 and 30 minutes to walk through the contract, discuss the type of counselling we would be using, your needs and to see if we 'fit'.
  • The following sessions, should you wish to proceed will be £45.00 for 50 minutes.
  • Due to the current climate and restrictions of Co-Vid19 I am only able to offer video online counselling. I appreciate this may not suit everyone, however unfortunately we are very limited. I have various availability, however it is crucial you have access to the following :

    *A computer or mobile phone with camera and microphone access

    *An email address, so I can invite you to the call

    *A private and confidential space to talk with no distractions

    Payment will also be required in advance of the meeting, details of which will be in the invitation email.

    HOW: I will be using Zoom which is a free video platform online. Zoom has a high standard of data security and confidentiality. Zoom offers additional encrypted security which makes it more confidential than services like Skype and Facetime.

    You will be sent an invite via Zoom and all you need to do is click on the link and it will connect us once we are both online.

    Privacy is of extreme importance so I would recommend when engaging in an online session you will be in a place that is not somewhere where you will be overheard or overlooked. I will be also doing the same, using a private room based within my home which will be free from interruption, just as we typically would achieve in a normal face-to-face therapy session.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Please indicate you are a wheelchair user when contacting me so I can make arrangements for a ground floor therapy room. Thank you

Availability

Various availability including evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Julie Nicholas ~ Talk Swansea

Julie Nicholas ~ Talk Swansea