Dr Julie Scheiner, Counselling Psychologist, Existential Psychotherapist, HCPC

Dr Julie Scheiner, Counselling Psychologist, Existential Psychotherapist, HCPC


Longcroft House
2 Victoria Avenue

(01420) 540220

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Longcroft House
2 Victoria Avenue

(01420) 540220

About me


I understand that looking for a therapist can feel bit overwhelming and confusing. I hope the information below will help to answer some of your questions but if you would like to know more, please contact me in confidence via our team at Avenue Therapies by email (therapy@avenuetherapies.com) or phone (01420540220).

The first thing to say is that I am a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a Counselling Psychologist I am trained to doctoral level to deliver researched and evidence-based therapy from a variety of therapeutic ‘models’. This allows me to tailor therapy to your individual needs by selecting aspects of therapy models that will be most helpful to you.

People look into therapy for a variety of reasons including psychological, emotional, personal or relational difficulties. I am passionate about understanding each person as an individual and tailoring therapy to their unique needs. I have trained in a breadth of psychological models which allows me to adapt therapy appropriately by selecting the aspects that will be most helpful to you. I have written more about the psychological models I work with below.

My values focus essentially on you, my client whether it be individuals, couples or families. I believe that therapy is an important and significant relationship which is essentially different to any other relationship in that I offer therapy that is based on non-judgements, compassions, safe and open to help you explore the difficulties that you may be experiencing. I am passionate about what I do and am humbled to work with clients sharing their inner worlds with me to move towards a place of well being.

I am also part of Avenue Therapies, a community practice of highly experienced and qualified Psychologists and Psychological Therapists. We offer clinics over a variety of locations. For more details please visit http://www.avenuetherapies.com/contact. Many of the team have attended advanced level training and have particular specialisms so, although I may not be an expert in the area you would like support with, it is likely someone within our team is. We offer a variety of different therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Systemic approaches. Was also have Occupational Therapy services and close links to local Psychiatric colleagues. All of the team at Avenue Therapies work in accordance with the guidance set by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

My Experience
I have worked in the NHS since 2005. I have worked across a variety of teams including mental health, learning disabilities, eating disorders, child and adolescent mental health. In addition to this I have also worked for the Priory as well as not for profit organisations. As well as this I am also a visiting lecturer at the New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as also having a caseload of students whereby I supervise their doctoral research. I also work with clients in private practice and offer therapy via the major insurance groups.

The Models I Work With
I have trained as a counselling psychologist, which means that in essence I am a ready trained therapist. I have trained in CBT, Psychotherapy, Person Centered and EMDR for both adults and children. In addition, I am also an equine trained therapist (working with horses offering therapy) and am ADOS trained meaning that I can assess and diagnose autistic spectrum disorders across the lifespan. However most importantly my focus is on you the client and I tailor make therapy to fit your needs.

What to expect from your therapy sessions

I work to provide a safe, contained and confidential space on a weekly basis in which you can share the difficulties you want to work on, at a pace you feel comfortable, so we can work together towards understanding and change in the direction of your values.

The first session is the assessment and will be slightly longer than a normal session at 90 minutes. This is to give enough time to explore what you have come to therapy for, what you have tried in the past, what helped and what didn't help. At the end of this session, I will try and make some recommendations around what may be most helpful for you. Following our meeting, I'll summarise our conversation in a letter which I will email to you.

After the assessment session, the sessions will be 50-55 minutes. Each person I work with is very different so it is difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed. From a personal therapeutic perspective, my aim is only to work with a person for as long as it is helpful and to empower the person to leave therapy with the skills they need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training
Regents College, 2008
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, 2011
Masters in Counselling Psychology, 2004
London Metropolitan University, 2002
Graduate diploma in Psychology, 2002
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology, 1999
Masters in Applied Psychology, 1998
BSc Hons Psychology with Sociology, 1996

Extracurricular training
• ADOS trained
• EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing) level 1-3
• EMDR for children
• Medical Legal training
• Lifespan Integration training levels 1 + 2
• Equine facilitated trained therapist
BPS recognised clinical supervisor
• Critical incident debriefer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



If you are looking to engage in therapy and would like to discuss further what you are looking for, please get in contact either by email (therapy@avenuetherapies.com) or phone (01420540220) via the professional and discrete team at Avenue Therapies. You can also view further information at www.avenuetherapies.com.

Further information

As I mentioned above, I work as part of a larger practice called Avenue Therapies. This is great as we have a range of therapists to suit many different difficulties and can often be more flexible to when you want to be seen.

We also offer Asperger / Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment, diagnosis and support (http://www.avenuetherapies.com/autism-assessment) and Occupational Therapy (http://www.avenuetherapies.com/occupational-therapy).

Maps & Directions

London, N2
London, EC2M 4NS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mon-Thurs 530-730 Weds 10-8pm Fri 10-6pm Sat 10-3pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults