Julie Swiffin MA. P.G.Dip. MBACP (Accred).
Maple Leaf Counselling and Training Centre
162 Illshaw Heath Road
46-48 Grove Street
Hello my name is Julie. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor, offering time and a confidential, safe place where you can explore issues which may be troubling you. I offer you a warm and non-judgemental relationship to help you feel safe enough to embark on your journey of self discovery.
Counselling is about helping you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can then make decisions about what changes you wish to make in your life. I believe that everyone of us is unique and it is important to me to work with each person as an individual, taking a holistic view on how a person thinks and feels physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Counselling is not a magic cure, but at times it can be difficult to talk to family and friends. Sometimes it can help to talk to someone you do not know, who is trained to listen. Counselling can help improve self-confidence and self-esteem, or to provide support during difficult times.
I have worked in private practice for 10 years. I am the Service Manager for a bereavement counselling service based within a hospital setting. I am an Associate Counsellor for Carefirst, People Assest Management Company (PAM) and Health Assured working with the Employee Assistant Programme (EAP). I am also a BUPA recognised counsellor. I spent 5 years lecturing at Derby College delivering the Counselling Concepts course to adult learners. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Advanced Certificate Skills and Theory
BPS Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Post Graduate Diploma P.G. Dip Counselling Studies (The University of Nottingham)
Master of Arts Degree MA Counselling Studies (The University of Nottingham)
Sexual Abuse & Rape
Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD)
Brief Solution Focus (BSF)
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Counselling: I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
Counsellors who require Supervision: I charge £75 for 1.5 hours of supervision.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am also an Affiliate member for the Institute for Learning (IFL)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|