Dr Julie Waumsley
COVID-19: Due to the current circumstances I am only able to offer telephone or online services.
I am a Registered Accredited Therapist with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and am DBS (Enhanced) cleared. 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 Counselling
- Therapist/Counsellor Registered and Accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Enhanced DBS Checked
Examples of work areas:
- Disordered eating
- Weight management
- Sexual identity
- Emotional distress
- Suicidal feelings
- Work related issues.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
‘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