Julie Sale

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Accredited MBACP, Dip Couns, PTSD Dip, CBT Dip
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London, SE1
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About me

Lotus Flower Counselling Services offer integrative counselling to a wide range of clients.  The integrative model understands that not every shoe fits all and includes an assimilation of humanistic and psychodynamic theories.  I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner. Whilst recognising that the client is an expert on their own feelings I work with the clients’ life experiences to trace the roots of certain behaviours. I aim to explore with my client what is beneficial for their development on a personal level as well as challenge any behaviours that are not useful in interpersonal relationships.

I have trained in multi-cultural and gay/LGBT affirmative models and inner-child work which is a reparative approach (otherwise known as re-parenting).  I have specialised in the areas of addiction and bereavement and have worked with clients on assertiveness and confidence issues while focusing on  self-acceptance.  I incorporate mindfulness into much of the work and use positive affirmation in a realistic way to help client’s prepare for achieving their dreams.

In the end only 3 things matter.  They are: How much you have loved, how gently you have lived and how gracefully you have let go of things that are not meant for you. – The Buddha

My personal viewpoints about counselling revolve around a belief  that it is possible to transform into whatever kind of person you aspire to be and if that is balanced that with acceptance and self-acceptance then we can feel more whole and obtain a real sense of inner contentment.    Rebirth, which the lotus flower symbolises is fully possible when both heart and mind work together. Talking therapies can help a person to process old pains and move on unshackled and with a new freedom to live, leaving past hurts and unhelpful patterns behind

I have specialised in the areas of addiction and bereavement and supporting carers who look after partners and close family with health problems eg. disabilities, mental health. I have also worked with clients on a wide range of other issues including trauma, assertiveness, anxiety, low-self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, bullying and harassment, sexual abuse, long-term illnesses, life transitions and other major life events.

I offer home visits to elderly and disabled clients.  All sessions are for 50 minutes and are paid for in advance.  Discount prices for unwaged, students an low-earners.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications specifically in Humanities: Open University Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy,  Certificate, Nescot, L2 Certificate, Mental Health Awareness (ncfe), CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling .  Diploma in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Level 3 with distinction (Stonebridge College). ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Evergreen Certificate. 

Other diplomas: Newswriting and Journalism.  Diploma with distinction.  London School of Journalism. 2003

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).

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief and bereavement. Realistic thinking workshops. Social anxiety and addiction. Working with people with long-term illness and diseases.

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Discounts for low-income clients at £40.  All sessions must be paid for at the agreed rate for the agreed amount of sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Last appointment 8pm.

Further information

Not available Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday all day.

Background training.

Southwark Carers and Bereavement Services (February 2013 – Present)

Counsellor – Integrative Approach, CBT, trauma-trained.

Working with carers and people who have experienced complex bereavement.

RAPT (Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust) working at Tower Hamlets Community Alcohol Team (THCAT) (Jan 2013 –May  2013)

Working with people who have experienced problems with substance abuse and/or been involved in criminal activity related to substance abuse.

THE BRIGHT SIDE Project Leader and Facilitator (2010 – Present).

Facilitation of a half-day workshop on realistic thinking project ‘The Bright Side’ which has been running since 2010 and is based on Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness and traditional positive thinking techniques that provides practical skills to support people in challenging negative thinking, boosting their confidence, self-esteem and positivity through simple activities and exercises . The half-day workshop can be tailored to suit various groups and their specific needs.

Type of session


Types of client

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

Additional languages

Intermediate Thai

Julie Sale
Julie Sale