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, Hypnotherapist EMDR practitioner ( Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming which helps with the effects of trauma ) and I’m a Reiki Master. I work hard to continue my professional development .

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 goals.
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 can see in either offices, 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 my first covid vaccination. .
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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£40.00 an hour

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

My website is presently under construction. 

Stockton-on-Tees
Durham
TS17

Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Home visits under exceptional circumstances .

Availability

9am-9pm Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson