Julie Swiffin MA. P.G.Dip. MBACP (Accred).

Julie Swiffin MA. P.G.Dip. MBACP (Accred).

Maple Leaf Counselling and Training Centre
162 Illshaw Heath Road
West Midlands
B94 6DL

46-48 Grove Street
DE11 9DD

07964 714836

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About me

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)

Specialist Training
Sexual Abuse & Rape
Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD)
Brief Solution Focus (BSF)
Motivational Interviewing
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Self Harm

Rewind Technique

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling: I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.

Counsellors who require Supervision: I charge £75 for 1.5 hours of supervision.

Further information

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

Solihull, B94 6DL
Swadlincote, DE11 9DD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available