Julie Swiffin

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MA. P.G.Dip. MBACP (Accred)
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Solihull, West Midlands, B94 6DL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 13 years.  I am the Service Manager for a Bereavement Counselling Service based within a hospital setting.  I am a 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

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Counselling: I charge £55 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)

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

Supervision available.

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Julie Swiffin
Julie Swiffin