Julie Reynolds

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Coulsdon CR5 & Purley CR8
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About me

Hi I'm Julie. I offer counselling and support for life changes big and small, particularly parenting, family life and relationships, birth, birth trauma and pregnancy.

Why do people come to me?

I have 10 years experience supporting and empowering parents in non clinical roles and I'm very familiar with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with it.

What are you struggling with?

Are you finding family life, parenting and keeping all the 'balls in the air' much, much tougher than you imagined, leaving you overwhelmed, disillusioned, sad and scared ?   Perhaps you are aware that your mental health has suffered but you are struggling on pretending everything is fine?  Or did you have a difficult birth or other traumatic experience? Is constantly re-living it making it impossible to move on and enjoy life ? Or perhaps you are pregnant and struggling with anxiety about your forthcoming birth?  

Or perhaps old stuff has resurfaced that you thought was in the past, perhaps from early experiences or recent changes or losses, resulting in difficult thoughts and emotions which you would welcome some support in dealing with.

How can counselling help?

I work from what is often called a 'person-centred' approach, which means that I will never try to tell you what you to do, or insist that my way is the right way.  I will listen and help you to explore what feels important to you, at the pace that feels right for you.  There are no 'musts' or 'shoulds' in counselling with me.

I can suggest and help you practice techniques and tools to help you cope outside of therapy sessions. When you feel ready, we can discuss options and alternative courses of action, for as long as you need until you feel you can begin to see a way forward.

If you've had a traumatic or difficult experience, sadly I cannot rewind time and take away what has happened to you but I can help with specialist memory processing techniques to support you in getting to a place of greater safety where you can find a way to continue with your life without feeling overwhelmed by the accompanying terror and distress that remembering can trigger. 

How I work

I provide a safe, comfortable, private environment in which you can say all the things you don't feel you can say to anyone else. Your time with me is a protected space in which you can unburden yourself and take time to reflect on what is happening to you, knowing that I'm right there beside you when difficult thoughts and emotions arise.  

Practical arrangements

Your time with me is a chance to focus on you and your needs, and I would encourage you to leave babies and children with someone you trust if possible.  However please do not let a lack of childcare be a barrier to you seeking support.  You are welcome to bring babies with you, and of course to feed them, change them and otherwise meet their needs during sessions.  A lift is available immediately inside the front door of the building for easy access for wheelchairs and buggies/pushchairs.

Sessions are held in a historic converted building at the top of Cane Hill. There is easy parking right outside the door, and the venue is also easily accessible by train and bus. 

Now is a good time to get in touch

People come to me for many reasons, including anxiety, stress, overwhelm, low mood, depression and post natal depression,  work life balance concerns, partner, family and colleague conflicts, lack of self confidence or low self-esteem, help with dealing with traumatic experiences (including birth and breastfeeding related trauma), support after bereavement, baby loss, miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion) attachment concerns, parenting differences, single parenting, family relationship problems, concerns about bonding with your child(ren) or teenagers, empty nest concerns, problematic behaviours such as self harm and hair pulling, and lots lots more.

You don't need to wait for the mythical 'good day' that rarely comes, and you don't need to dress up, or put on 'nice clothes' or make up (unless you want to of course!) - just be brave enough to get in touch and we can take it one step at a time from there.

Email justjuliecounselling@justjulie.care or send a text/WhatsApp to 07765 358932

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCPS Accredited)
  • Diploma of Higher Education - Antenatal

Additional training and CPD:

  • Safety Techniques in Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Treating Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Working with Baby Loss
  • Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind

Previous counselling roles:

Choices Islington - volunteer counsellor -  offering counselling for those who are pregnant or in the perinatal period experiencing low mood, anxiety or other challenges due to the pregnancy.

MumsAid - volunteer counsellor - offering specialist counselling to help new mums with their mental health.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting counselling

Birth trauma counselling 

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are £55 day times and £65 for evenings after 5pm, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Fees are payable in advance before each session please, by bank transfer or PayPal.  By prior arrangement, from Session 2 onwards, I can sometimes accept cash at the start of a session.  Cancellations within 24 hours are payable in full in all circumstances, as it is not helpful for me to have to make to make subjective judgements about what constitutes an appropriate cancellation reason and what doesn't, and the lack of clear boundaries can be unhelpful to the therapeutic relationship.  

If I have to cancel your appointment with less than 24hrs notice for any reason, I will provide your next session free of charge, 

Sessions are 50 minutes.

I can occasionally offer concessionary rates to counselling students and parents who have attended an NCT antenatal course in the last 5 years - please ask for details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime sessions are 9.15am to 3.15am

Evening sessions are 6pm to 9.30pm

Saturday sessions are 9am and 12pm - very limited availability.

Occasional Sundays and other evenings ad-hoc.

Further information

I offer face to face counselling in Coulsdon (Croydon, South London) or nationally online via Zoom.

Easily accessible via public transport.

I have 10 years experience supporting parents and parents-to-be through antenatal and postnatal classes and workshops.  I specialise particularly in supporting parents of multiples (twins and triplets).

Cane Hill Park, Coulsdon, Croydon, CR5

South Croydon, Purley, Croydon, CR8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Parking is available on a private driveway outside the building, and there is step free access to the front door. A lift is available to access my private counselling room. Toilet facilities are available. You are welcome to feed and change babies.

Online platforms

Zoom
Julie Reynolds
Julie Reynolds