Julie Smallman MBACP Diploma in Counselling
I provide a warm, sensitive, confidential and safe environment where people can talk about their difficulties large or small. As a person centred therapist I do not give advice but believe each person is unique and have the resources within themselves to move forward, finding their own solutions. Often there can be difficult feelings and experiences which can have a negative impact on our lives. As we journey together we can explore those feelings and through empowerment and self growth work towards positive change.
In addition to working in Private Practice I work for a charity for people Seeking Asylum and Refugees who are survivors of torture.
I have worked as a Counsellor at the Macmillan Centre at Trafford General Hospital supporting those who are bereaved or have a life limiting illness and in the NHS in Primary Care Psychology Services.
As a former Registered Nurse I have over 35 years experience of working within the NHS, primarily in General Practice. This experience has given me great insight and awareness into the relationship between emotional, physical and spiritual well being and the impact each area can have on our lives. I endeavour to work holistically, an approach that takes into account the links between emotional, physical and spiritual well being.
I specialise in bereavement and loss, anxiety and stress, trauma, life limiting illness and the impact of living with chronic disease, HIV/Aids, and spirituality.
I operate within 5 minutes walking distance of the town centre of Urmston which has good rail and public transport links. There is ample street parking.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
Introduction to Cross Cultural and Therapeutic work with Refugee Families
Certificate in Counselling
I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work according to their ethics and principles. I receive regular supervision which ensures my continued ethical practice.
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
'Stories' working with the Bereaved Client's Narrative
Understanding and supporting people who self harm
The spirituality workshop
Awareness of PTSD and EMDR
PTSD - Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Working with Interpreters
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Individual session £40 (60 minute session)
Rates negotiable for low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I have vast experience of working with interpreters for those people who do not speak English.|
Types of client