Julie Thomson

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Glasgow, G3 7RH
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How can counselling help you?

My experience is that counselling helps by offering you a different perspective on the thoughts that run through your mind. Often we all need a space in which to say out loud the thoughts we keep inside. I believe that in a safe, warm environment we can find the courage to speak our truths out loud. This helps us to gain confidence in ourselves and it helps us to connect to others.

We are all faced with challenges, and these challenges can present themselves in the form of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties. Life is tricky! Sometimes more than tricky! Sometimes even more than that! So Counselling helps by allowing you the chance to be accompanied in those challenges. And it helps by challenging the challenges and then changing them into opportunities. I can help you find your own answers and look for options.

I believe, after being through many challenges of my own, that there are always options! And I’d feel very privileged to accompany you in this part of your journey.

What to expect in your first session...

In your first session, it’s your chance to come and meet me and decide if you would like to work together. Sometimes it can very daunting to meet a stranger and find yourself saying things you’ve kept inside for a long time. I always reassure my clients that it is natural to feel nervous and apprehensive starting counselling, just as it is natural to start finding that you can link patterns in your life, to start finding that things fit into place, to start finding that you have more courage and to start finding great joy again,

Life is tricky and challenging, but it can also be magical and surprising and offer joy!

Let’s get started...give me a call, or send an email, to set up a first session. I’ll listen to you tell me what you what to get out of counselling and we can arrange to continue working together if you are happy with that. We can then decide if you want to meet weekly or fortnightly.

I offer a space in which to explore your voice - listening to your hopes and dreams - and, through the tricky challenges that life throws at us, offer a different perspective, finding options and opportunities.I work with a person-centred approach, listening to what you need and using CBT informed approaches as well as NLP inspired skills.

My work experience has been gained over almost 30 years of working with people across continents and always with a passion to understand and connect. I have lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. I speak English and Spanish, and very, very rusty French and Japanese!

It is important for me to listen to you and understand your perspective and I believe strongly that connections to one another are what make life inspiring and meaningful.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as my work in private practice, I work as a school counsellor with young people from 12-18, and I work with children 5-12 offering play therapy. This can involve meeting with families when appropriate and working alongside parents and carers, if the child or young person feels this is beneficial.

My work in private practice is with adults and young people alike.

I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor, studying the postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at the University of Strathclyde.

Since then, I have undertaken CBT informed training.

Whilst working as a Child Play therapist, I have completed training in Supervision, Parent Partnership, Safeguarding, Assessing and Formulating, Clinical Management, Group Work

I have also trained in Seasons for Growth

Currently, I am developing further my interest in Hypnotherapy, although I do have a certificate level training. I am looking to gain further qualifications in Family Therapy, which I am in the process of doing.

I have extensive experience working with young people, children, and families as well as adults.

Member organisations

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I charge £50 for each Face to Face session, I also offer reduced rates and low cost sessions

i charge £55 for each online/remote/telephone session, I also offer reduced rates and low income sessions

I offer a free 15min introductory session, telephone call

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for late afternoon

Also available Saturday mornings

Nurture, 9 Fitzroy Place, Glasgow, G3 7RH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

parking outside

Additional languages