Julie Tanner MA, Cert Ed, Registered MBACP

Julie Tanner MA, Cert Ed, Registered MBACP

Unit 4
Hollins Building
62 Rowley Street
ST16 2RH

07957 234 950

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Unit 4
Hollins Building
62 Rowley Street
ST16 2RH

07957 234 950

About me

I am a fully Qualified BACP Registered Counsellor and can work with you to help you deal effectively with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression and relationship problems as well as grief and loss, emptiness and low self-esteem. You will gain increased confidence, a sense of meaning and purpose, and increased health and wellbeing.

How will we work together?

I will work with you as an individual to understand your story and where you currently find yourself in your life – you will not receive an unhelpful one-size-fits-all approach. We will work together to understand the current obstacles to your wellbeing and find realistic and helpful ways for you to overcome these and move towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Depending on your own personal preferences and your current situation, we can decide to focus more on the present, future or past; we will also explore and establish whether you prefer a more or a less ‘active’ approach to your therapy.

Our work together will focus on really exploring and getting to the heart of how you are thinking and feeling, and may help you with the root of deep-seated problems. You will have space, to think, feel, and grieve where necessary.

As well as talking about what is distressing you, we will also work together to help you learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively, so they have less impact and influence over you and also to take action to solve problems, and do things that make your life better.

Our work together can be short or long term, depending on the nature of your problem. You can be assured of a results oriented approach to our work together, in an open and honest framework

My therapy rooms

You will find me less than a 5 minute drive - or 15 minutes walking distance - from Stafford town centre.  There is also easy access from the M6 - just 5 minutes drive from J14. Easy on-street free car parking is available and the building has full disabled access and toilet facilities.  There is also a bus stop just a couple of minutes away (Greyfriars) which is on the main route for buses arriving from the north and south of Stafford as well as Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent.

I very much hope to talk to you soon. Best wishes!

Training, qualifications & experience

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)

I have worked in a variety of counselling roles gaining experience in a broad range of issues:

  • As a bereavement counsellor at a large hospice I supported people struggling to cope with the challenges of grief, loneliness, guilt, depression and anxiety.
  • My time as a workplace counsellor in the NHS involved working with people to deal with workplace stress, bullying, anxiety and depression.
  • As an alcohol support counsellor I counselled people struggling with unhealthy patterns of alcohol use to help them reduce or stop drinking and to help them understand their reasons and triggers  for drinking.
  • My role as sexual violence counsellor encompassed working with men and women who had experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, and domestic abuse.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£45 for a 55 minute session.

Further information

I have a particular professional interest in the impact of trauma on the human experience. By trauma I mean an inescapably stressful event that overwhelms people’s existing coping mechanisms. This can, of course, include experiences such as sexual abuse and domestic violence as well as the sudden loss of a loved one.

My approach is trauma-informed, understanding how trauma can drive unhelpful behaviours such as substance abuse and uses proven evidence-based techniques to successfully manage the effects of trauma including flashbacks, disassociation, anxiety and self-harm.

A further area of work to which I am particularly committed is women experiencing problems with managing their relationship with alcohol.

Maps & Directions

Stafford, ST16 2RH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer sessions at my Stafford office on Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client