Julie Smart BSc (Hons), Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling, MBACP (Accred).

Julie Smart BSc (Hons), Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling, MBACP (Accred).


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About me

I understand that approaching a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. From the outset I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, safe and secure environment in which you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into any difficulties you might be experiencing.

I am a qualified counsellor, accredited and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have 10 years experience working with adults with a wide range of presenting concerns including bereavement and loss, trauma, depression, stress and anxiety, obsessive behaviours, relationship difficulties, transition and major life changes, low self-esteem and self-worth.

How I work

Following an initial phone call we may arrange to meet for an assessment session which will determine whether the counselling I offer is appropriate to your needs and also for you to decide if you would like to work with me.

After assessment, and depending on your needs, I can offer short-term counselling which can be anywhere between 8-20 sessions with a focus on a particular concern, or open-ended counselling to explore deep-rooted feelings and past experiences that can affect daily life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a trained psychodynamic counsellor.  As an accredited member of the BACP, I work to their ethical framework for good practice which requires attendance at regular professional supervision and continued professional development (CPD). I have in-depth understanding of the therapeutic process gained from 10 years of providing open-ended psychodynamic counselling and short-term focused counselling to individuals presenting a broad range of concerns.

I have a practice room in Watford where I offer evening sessions. I also work in a London hospice. I work with clients from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds.  I also practice as a wellbeing supervisor to staff within the educational sector, supporting their professional and personal emotional wellbeing.

I have previously worked for charities, counselling organisations and within the educational sector.

My qualifications include:

BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF/Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation)

Certificate in Attachment Narrative therapy theory and skills (Bowlby Centre)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Initial assessment £50.

Counselling sessions (50 minutes) £50 per session.

Maps & Directions

Watford, WD17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I offer evening appointments subject to availability.

Types of client

Older adults