Julie Tanner MA, Cert Ed, Registered MBACP
Located in Stafford and Stone I will work with you to provide support and see you through a challenging period in your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental approach to help you gain clarity and strength as well as practical ways of coping better with difficult experiences, thoughts and emotions.
Clients come to me with a range of issues including separation and divorce, loss of a loved one, work stress, addictive behaviours (alcohol, gambling, sex, porn, eating etc), unexpected life events that have caused crisis, anxiety and depression. Quite often a partner or family may have encouraged my clients to seek counselling help.
My intention is to work with you collaboratively to increase your resilience and confidence. We will look to make change where you can and deal better with those situations where change may be out of your control and simply not possible.
I believe counselling doesn’t have to be complicated - in essence it is carving out some space in a fast-paced world to talk confidentially with a specific and helpful purpose and the help of an objective and experienced professional eye.
You can choose brief or longer counselling, and the frequency at which we meet is also your decision according to your needs and what your life and finances allow. You may wish to try one session and then make your mind up. Even if we decide not to work together, I can often recommend how you might get further help.
I work from a professional discrete office - one in a business area of central Stafford with easy and free parking, the other in an easily accessible Stone town centre location.
I have a small number of sessions available for a reduced fee. I am also usually able to offer an initial consultation within a few days. Please call me for further details.
Please also feel free to visit my website where you will find more information www.onwithmyife.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a range of experience, including working as an NHS workplace counsellor (dealing with anxiety, stress, bullying, redundancy etc); as an alcohol and drugs support counsellor; as a sexual violence counsellor working with men and women who have experienced recent or childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence; as a bereavement counsellor helping clients of all ages manage grief and traumatic loss.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am fully insured.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology – a qualification which is accredited by the BACP. I also have a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology.
I am also qualified as an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT therapist. This is a relatively recent and strikingly effective type of therapy described as being "amongst the most significant new approaches to behaviour change of the past three decades." - and builds on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£45 for a 55 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
- but please note that the toilet facilities are upstairs and it is my Stafford office that is accessible by wheelchair - my Stone office is unfortunately NOT wheelchair accessible.
Monday to Friday, sessions available from 8.30am to 8pm
Types of client