Julie Thomson

Julie Thomson

Nurture
9 Fitzroy Place
Glasgow
G3 7RH

07864502227

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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. Your first consultation session is free. 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, and am studying towards a certificate in, Hypnotherapy. I am looking to gain further qualifications in Family Therapy.

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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

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        • Counselling room

        Fees

        £45 per hour.

        I offer a free 30 min introductory session.

        Maps & Directions

        Glasgow, G3 7RH

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: Spanish

        Accessibility

        Wheelchair access: No

        parking outside

        Availability

        I am available for late afternoon/evening appointments Tuesday and Friday I’m also available during the day Monday

        Types of client

        Children
        Young people
        Adults
        Older adults
        Couples
        Families
        Groups
        Organisations
        Employee Assistance Programme