Julie Vale MBACP(reg) supervisor and counsellor
Forest Of Dean
01594 543347 / 07807 719766
When you are struggling with difficult issues you need someone who is sensitive, non judgmental and able to help. I am a qualified, registered, BACP, ACC accredited, experienced counsellor of 20 years and also an experienced, qualified supervisor. I have a private counselling room (parking available and on bus route from Glos, on Hereford, Monmouth border)) I see individual clients, couples or families for therapy. My background is in social work and I was also a foster carer for a while.
I work Integratively and have training in CBT, art therapy, family counselling, working with children. I also work with issues around spirituality.
I have helped people with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems including couple work, abuse, anger management and stress issues.
Clients feedback they find me a non judgemental, empathic listener who helps them gain insight into how to deal with issues.
I have managed an organisation which counsels young people and families for 10 years. I am also a qualified and experienced trainer and cover issues such as anger management, parenting and relationships.
My charges are reasonable and I usually help people within 6 to 12 sessions, I don't believe in prolonging counselling unnecessarily, though if longer term work is needed I'm happy to provide that too. The aim is to help you understand the issues and move on successfully.
I have a recent DBS check available and my charges are reasonable ( below average)
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in counselling, (commendation) Nottingham Uni, 1998
- PQ Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents: Iron Mill, June 2010
- Professional trainer certificate, (credit), Chart Inst Environmental health, July 2009
- Cert in Supporting the Parents of Adolescents, level 3, TSA, May 2008
- Level 3 Intro to First line management, ILM, Feb 2007
- PG Cert in Clinical Supervision, UWCN, June 2003, Cert level 7.
- Family Therapy in context, Tavistock institute @ Bristol Uni (6 month course)
- CQSW, Bristol | 1989
- Dip Applied Social Studies, Bristol, 1989
My background is in social care, and the voluntary sector. I have also been a foster carer.
I managed a counselling charity for young people for 10 years. I am now concentrating on my private practice where I see adults, couples, families and children. DBS checked.
I supervise counsellors and have supervised groups of student counsellors on a CBT course in the past as well as being a supervisor of supervisors.
I'm an accredited registered member of BACP and ACC (accredited)
I have worked with different age ranges, individuals and couples very successfully over the past 20 years. I am insured, supervised and keep my training up to date. My charges are reasonable
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
redundancy, relationship problems. anger issues and anxiety. Family counselling.
I have also worked therapeutically with young people who have abused other young people when working for NSPCC.
I also work with issues around spirituality and am a trained Spiritual Director.
Trauma such as sexual abuse or accidents.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
£30 to £35 per hour session, but concessions can be discussed.
Family or couples £35-40 per hour session.
All are negotiable if clients are on a low income.
Supervision from £35 -£40 an hour
Practice on Hereford/Gloucester border, near to Monmouth too.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
day time, some evenings, Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified and experienced supervisor in both individual and group supervision.