About me

COVID-19: Due to the current circumstances I am only able to offer telephone or online services.

I am a Senior Accredited Therapist with the National Counselling Society and Registered with the Professional Standards Authority. I have worked as a therapist with clients who have faced many and varied personal difficulties (see areas of work) for over ten years. As a private practitioner, I work with clients on a one-to-one basis in a gentle, respectful and professional manner. I pride myself in always striving to behave in a way that is congruent with my integrity, offering individuals the opportunity to explore any difficulties they might be experiencing in a private and comfortable environment. The work at Atlantic Counselling Cornwall allows for our work together to unfold at a pace that is suitable for you in an empathetic, warm and non-judgemental way.

In addition, I have worked with people who want to better manage their eating and increase their level of daily activity but find it difficult to do so, and with elite athletes, including professional footballers, national and international athletes within various sports working with the human aspects of individuals often neglected at elite sport level. I began my professional life as a Physical Training Instructor in the Army, and so have seen human behaviour and performance under the most extreme of conditions. I achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology at the University of Kent and immediately followed this with a PhD in Psychology. I have trained many counsellors to degree and Masters level. I also run CPD courses for qualified counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PhD Social Psychology
  • BSc (1) Hons Social Psychology
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Therapist/Counsellor Senior Accredited with the National Counselling Association
  • FHEA.

Examples of work areas:

  • PTSD
  • Weight management
  • Disordered eating
  • Sexual identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues.

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.


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


Additional information

Appointments and fees

Appointments are usually arranged in the format of 50 minutes once a week at the same time on the same day. I do my best to accommodate clients’ needs and commitments and recognise that sometimes, different appointment days and times may be necessary. Standard individual sessions are £50. Sessions are one-to-one. Please note, I do not work at weekends.



Further information


‘May I just say a big thank you for the past three years. I have learned so much from you and you have been amazing’. Client

'You've held all the emotional bursts I have emptied out of myself onto you without once buckling, and helped me through the darkest time of my life. Thank you for everything.' Client

‘Now I get it…I understand why…what a relief! Thank you for offering me time, patience, and such kindness along the way.’ Client

‘As a result of spending those few months with you I feel a lot more prepared for what might unfold over the coming year…. It’s gonna be a rough ride for everyone, but for my part, I now feel a lot more prepared ….and for that I’d like to say a huge thanks.’ Client

‘You have been such an inspiration and support to me over the last year…’ Client

‘I am grateful for all that we have done together. It has helped me to understand myself better…. Thank you for your kindness.’ Client

‘I cannot thank you enough for giving my life back to me’. Client

6 Southcott Meadows
EX23 0NG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Free parking available directly outside property.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been a practicing counsellor for 20 years now and within that time, have also taught many students both counselling skills and advanced counselling from Diploma through to MSc level.

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Dr Julie Waumsley

Dr Julie Waumsley