Julie Semple (Prof.dip Psy C) NCS Accredited
Hi, I am Julie and I am a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist in the King's Lynn area.
How counselling can help you:
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed; feeling that you have lost your way? If you are seeking some support and clarity to explore ways in which you can manage your world better, then you have taken the biggest, boldest step forward by opening yourself up to counselling. If you are reading this, you have already completed the hardest part and started your journey towards a better place. I would like to suggest that you view therapy as a process that will give you a better understanding of the aspects that are affecting your life.
My experience includes working with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, bereavement, substance addiction and more. For a full list of the areas I am able to work in, please see below.
The relationships we form are all varied and individual. Some may be positive and some not so .. but they all have some significance and influence on how they cause us to feel. Exploring these relationships and developing ways in which to manage these feelings, will lead to a shift in thought processes and allow the changes you may wish to make.
Choosing a counsellor:
The next stage is to choose a Counsellor and it is important that you feel comfortable and at ease with whoever you work with. This will allow you to share your thoughts and feelings more readily. To ensure the process is successful, we need to have some sort of connection. This is why I offer an initial consultation at a reduced rate, to allow you to decide if you would like to take things forward.
My work is based on the belief that if we reflect and accept our past, we can live more comfortably in our present and look forward to our future.
Our life experiences can never escape us but with a little support, we can learn how to draw on our inner strength and use it to build a stronger foundation for moving forwards. I believe the development of self is a crucial part of the healing process and I will endeavour to assist you with this.
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and hypnotherapist, a registered accredited member of the National Counselling Society; adhering to their professional and ethical guidelines. I am fully insured to work in this field and hold an enhanced DBS.
I am an integrative therapist, employing many different approaches to suit the need at the time. I use a person-centred approach at the foundation of all of my practice. This means I base all of my therapy sessions on empathy, openness and remaining non-judgemental. There will be other ways of working together that I may introduce as we get to know each other but the most important place to start is somewhere you will feel safe and relaxed enough to explore your own thoughts and feelings.
What to expect:
Having had our first conversation over the phone and getting to know a little about each other, I can offer you a 50 minute face to face consultation at a reduced rate. This will allow me to gain an idea of what support you are looking for and how I may help. It will also give us an opportunity to see if we are a ‘good fit’ to continue the counselling journey. If this works for us both, we can arrange further appointments to suit your individual needs. Some people may need a few sessions and others will need many more. The process is totally led by you. I am based in a beautiful historic building in the centre of King's Lynn, which is a safe and secure space for us to meet up.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications and experience:
- Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level5)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
- Certification in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
My background has been in the health and social care sector for almost 30 years. I have worked in various hospitals, in residential care for young people and more recently I have supported elderly people to help them to maintain their independence.
During my Counselling training, I completed my work based practice hours within an alcohol and drug addiction service. I found this to be an extremely rewarding and interesting area and I gained much insight from the amazing clients that I worked with.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Consultation £20 (50 minutes)
Face to face: £40 per session (50 minutes)
Concessions may be considered on an individual needs basis
Mon, Weds, Thurs 6pm – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
These hours are reduced currently but will be increased in the near future.