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Registered Member - MBACP

About me

Hi my name is Julie. I am a qualified and experience counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.  I have worked with adults, young people and children from all walks of life. I offer counselling from my room located in central Newport or on-line. 

Coming to counselling may feel daunting and initially it might be. To help you settle I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will always aim to work alongside you with warmth, sensitivity and compassion to enable you to feel comfortable enough to explore your thoughts and feelings.

What are the reasons for coming to Counselling?

There are many different reasons for coming to counselling. For instance, you may wish to try and make sense of past, present or continuing issues and their impact on you. Explore events in your life, such as bereavement, relationship issues or breakdown, divorce, a career change or health issues. The life stage you find yourself at such as transitioning into adulthood, mother or fatherhood, menopause, mid-life or retirement. Maybe you may want to consider why you might be feeling stuck. Explore your emotional self and how you look after your mental health and well-being. You may want to look for deeper meaning or what you feel is missing. What are your hopes and goals? To be able to reflect on what works in your life and where change, personal or external might be needed to help you move forward. 

What are counselling sessions like?

In your sessions you will be heard, understood and not judged. An important part of the work is that you hear yourself too. Your words said out loud, unpacking what has been carried, allowing for you to explore, process and reflect upon yourself and your world. Together we can try and find a way forward, the one best for you, to help you feel more empowered and find what you need to start and sustain growth.

I can also offer the choice of working creatively. You could choose to draw/doodle/colour, create a collage, work with a sand tray and miniatures, music, poetry or flow writing.  You do not have to be artistic to work creatively, it is all about your freedom to express something from within yourself and release it. The opportunity is there to try different mediums to see if any of them are a fit. 

Counselling sessions can be short or long term. They are generally attended once a week.

Training, qualifications & experience

The University of Chichester, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

Eastleigh College, Diploma in Counselling Skills.

BACP,  Certificate of Proficiency.

Cruse, Foundation Course in Bereavement care.

I have a private counselling practice in Newport and I am an associate counsellor for two  Employment Assistance Programmes, working with clients 18 years plus. Over the years I have been a counsellor in several local secondary schools and for a university well-being service.  I was a counsellor in two different charity settings working with children and young people and I have volunteered for a bereavement charity. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

The first time we meet will be an initial session.  We will discuss the Therapeutic Agreement, complete an assessment and consider how we might work together.

The initial session lasts up to 50 minutes and costs £25.00. Please get in touch  either email or by phone to arrange this session.

Counselling sessions, face to face or on-line, are for 50 minutes and cost £45. I am able to offer reduced rates to students, pensioners and those on a low income, this can be discussed during the initial session.

When I work

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Further information

I attend regular supervision with a registered counselling supervisor. 

I have Full Public Liability insurance.

I have an up to date DBS certificate and  a L3 Safeguarding Certificate.

I am registered with the ICO/Data protection.

I make sure I keep up my Continued Personal and Professional Development by attending courses each year.

Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

There are stairs to climb to my counselling room and unfortunately no other way to access it. There is the possibility of me arranging the use of a downstairs room if you have a disability or we could work together on-line.

Online platforms

Zoom