Julie Swiffin MA. P.G.Dip. MBACP (Accred).
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)
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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)