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About me

My empathic journey began 12 years ago when I became fortunate enough to work with society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children as a therapeutic foster carer. Having witnessed the impact therapies can make in changing someone’s life I decided to train also. I am now a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor trauma informed and attachment based . I’m also a Hypnotherapist, EMDR practitioner ( Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming which helps with the effects of trauma ) and a Reiki Master.
I work hard to continue my professional development to bring clients the best possible experience.

I offer a warm, safe and welcoming environment where we can discuss the goals of therapy. I love to use the person-centered model which is client led. However, I will introduce elements of other humanistic and psychodynamic models, if I feel clients would benefit from this approach.
I believe using the above therapies individually or combined can facilitate in assisting clients to overcome and manage life’s difficulties, thus enabling them to heal, grow and reach their personal goals and full potential.
I offer face to face sessions in either offices or online sessions through zoom .

I work part time for a company which provides specialised therapy and counselling to children and families brought together by adoption . My role is too support the parents.
I have my own private clients which I see in either offices and offer reduced fees for the TS9 office as I incur charges at the Stockton one . I also do sessions over zoom. Covid guidelines are adhered too for face to face sessions.

I have regular supervision with a world class lady to ensure I am working to a high standard and to receive personal support should I need it, because I’m human too.

I am an accredited member of the NCS and working towards accreditation with BACP. I have liability insurance and a rolling DBS. I work within today’s Covid guidelines ensuring the safest environment I can for clients and myself.

I work through the week until late evening and appointments are available occasionally on a weekend.

I personally experienced covid in March 2020 . For several months I was left with debilitating neurological issues and horrific fatigue like no other I’ve ever experienced before. I now have a deep understanding of how covid can have, and does impact upon people’s lives.! I am thankful to say I am 95 percent fully recovered and have had both covid vaccines.

Many thanks for reading.

Stay safe and warmest wishes Julie.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Accredited level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Accredited level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling
  • Certificate in Hypno Gastric Band
  • Certificate in IMR and Regression
  • Accredited Hypnotherapy working with children
  • Certificate in Past Life Regression
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in EMDR
  • Certificate in 1 session therapy
  • Certificate in Child Protection
  • Rolling DBS

I feel honoured to have been trained and gained my qualification with Lorna Cordwell.

I did my placement with a children’s charity supporting adults and had training by the amazingly skilled and driven  Francesca Kerr.

I have worked across the board with a broad range of clients young and old and feel blessed to have watched them grow . I have experience and a special interest in men’s mental health.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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.

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40.00 an hour

When I work

9am-9pm Monday to Friday

Further information

My website is presently under construction.

Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS9

Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, TS17

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Home visits under exceptional circumstances .