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About me

Are you suffering from anxiety, low self confidence and low self esteem. Perhaps you are feeling sad right now. Sometimes is it difficult to know your own needs and wants? Maybe you feel like you have never known them? Or really know who you are. 

When we don’t know what makes us tick, it can feel as though we are drifting through life, unsure of our deeply hidden talents and potential. This can leave us feeling anxious, with low confidence and low self esteem. 
Relationships become difficult as you fear either being swallowed up and lost, or becoming too dependent. Closeness can feel both scary and yearned for. 
I work looking for your little voice, gut instinct, intuition, that has for so long been overlaid or silenced by guilt, shame, anger, anxiety and other things which might include people pleasing (even when you don’t want to). 

The aim is to begin to really get to know yourself. This will enable you to see old damaging patterns, that have kept you stuck and feeling hopeless. Understanding yourself well can open up possibilities of choice, of  finally doing things differently, of feeling free enough to to make decisions based on your own feelings and experience. Bringing more of your authentic self to relationships opens you up to ones that are deeper and more fulfilling.

An experienced counsellor - I bring warmth and empathy, humour and challenge. Working with me is a deepening journey into soul; a discovery of your own knowing and wisdom. We go at your pace, working towards a fuller understanding of how you are in in the world, through a renewed connection to self.

There is a voice that doesn’t use words.  Listen.  Rumi

I also work soulfully.  Soul expresses itself in different ways.  Working soulfully is working with things that don’t necessarily make sense.  Images, poetry, story and  dreams.  

And I work relationally which means working within the professional boundaries looking at how we impact each other.  This awareness can help you to gain insight into how you are in the world, how you are impacted by others and how you view the world and your relationships.

Currently, all available appointments are online (video). I offer a therapeutic space where you will be able to talk in confidence, and have the time to just be with your feelings and thoughts. I come with warmth, empathy and professionalism, offering insight, reflection and a compassionate curiosity to where you find yourself. 
We might start to look at your past and how it might be impacting you now.  And we might begin to notice what is happening in your body at different times, so that if you are are anxious we can look at ways of bringing your anxiety to more tolerable levels.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in the use of the arts in therapy and Education
  • Trainee Psychotherapist

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £60.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Simply email me to arrange a time for your initial session. An initial session is a paid for 50-minute session where you can get a sense of what counselling with me is like. If you wish to proceed, we can meet weekly at the same time in a slot reserved for you.

  • Free 20 minute phone call
  • Sessions from £60

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays and evenings

Further information

I have practices in Kensington (SW7), Old St (EC1V) and Hove.

125 Gloucester Rd, London, SW7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

There is wheelchair access in my practice in Old St, EC1.

Online platforms



Julie Ridlington

Julie Ridlington