Julie Webb, MA; MBACP (Acc'd) Counsellor Psychotherapist & Supervisor.
Weekday & Saturday appointments available.
In response to Coronavirus...
Please note ALL sessions will now take place remotely via telephone, Facetime, WhatsApp video or online format Zoom US until further notice. Fees have been reduced to £60 for all fifty-minute sessions and I can offer thirty-minute sessions at £30 if this is helpful to you.
In the meantime, I hope you stay well and do please be in touch if you have any queries.
About the work:
You are here, and that means that you're already stepping into a fertile environment for clarity, psychological healing and change. You may be experiencing generalised anxiety or panic attacks; depression or feeling sad, perhaps you are going through separation or divorce. I am BACP registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 10 years experience working in NHS, University and Private Practice settings. Bringing together my training and research as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, experience as a personal development trainer, and studies in Philosophy, my style of therapy is like a one-to-one personal therapeutic consultancy, exploring your feelings, thoughts, needs, dilemmas and challenges that you may experiencing right now.
I provide a confidential space for you to:
- explore the issues and difficulties that life, relationships, and some patterns of behaviour create.
- gain greater understanding, emotional clarity and increased self-awareness.
- create an opportunity to make changes in your life with confidence and support.
I have worked with clients across the generations; from a struggling student to a stressed-out executive to aid them through their own change process and explore the nature of who they are and how they wish life to be. My work is open to anyone over the age of 18years who is struggling with life at the moment. I can also work with clients via their employer insurance companies: Vitality, Aviva, Aetna, WPA and AXA. I also work with groups and couples.
Here are just some of the issues that I work with:
- relationship difficulties (inc romantic, friendship, family, work-related, present & historical)
- anxiety, panic & stress
- divorce and separation
- decision making & life choices
- gender and sexuality
- self-esteem and confidence issues
- abuse - present & historical
- health anxieties & illness
Choosing a counsellor or therapist can be a daunting task. There are so many modalities and personalities to choose from and it is a courageous step. I believe that you have the capacity to dig deep, explore and investigate your distress/dilemma. Counselling and psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to do just that in a confidential space with an educated, trained, registered and ethically grounded professional. All modalities pivot around some general themes such as the past influences the present, thoughts impact our behaviour, the body feels and provides us with valuable insight, we are always in relation to other people. I am a person-centred/existential therapist and work experientially, which means that all of these themes come into the way I work with clients.
My work is about listening and aiding you to find a way through your predicament whether that be dealing with anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, separation/divorce, ill health, major life changes, or sexuality. If you’re here reading this, I suspect your path has got a little muddy, your waters a little murky, and your thoughts a little muddled. Maybe everything feels a lot muddy, murky and muddled. But you’re here reading this – what is that already telling you about yourself? That you already have a sense that you need/want something to change – you are already listening to yourself and doing something about it.
Engaging in any kind of therapy or change work is an opportunity for you to be critically reflective within an atmosphere of warmth, compassion and understanding - a trusting safe space where the focus is on you, your dilemma, distress, whatever you have sought to explore - a space in which you can be heard.
Couples therapy can provide invaluable insight into the workings of your relationship, whether familial, friendship, romantic, marriage. How we relate to one another has a profound impact on our wellbeing and function in the world and choosing the option to look at it more deeply is a courageous step. Couples counselling is offered to any couple wishing to take a deep look at their relationship and its workings. Whilst the past necessarily influences the present, my approach with couples is to work in the here and now and explore the intricate dynamic between you such as:
- What habits of relating do you have individually and together?
- What patterns have you fallen into? What matters to you most?
- How do you hear one another? Where are you not hearing?
- What do you want from each other?
- What are you experiencing in your body as you relate to each other.
Meditation & Creative Visualisation: I also offer various types of meditation and creative visualisation to aid your change process. Visit the website for more details: www.theexperientialtherapist.com
Lecturer/Trainer: I have trained counsellors to degree level at Shrewsbury College and the University of Suffolk over the last ten years. I am currently a registered tutor at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education and offer a variety of workshops in counselling and philosophy.
Writer: I am also a writer and have published articles and reviews about therapy in professional journals, co-edited a book and written chapters in others. I have a new book coming out in June 2020. More details can be found on my website www.theexperientialtherapist.com
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP registered and accredited membership
BACP Accredited Register
Associate Member of Adlerian Society UK and Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP)
Member Association Humanistic Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision: Accredited Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP); Certificate in Supervision: An Integrative Approach - Accredited ASIIP; Certificate Evidence-based Cognitive Hypnotherapy (BPS approved); Couples Training: The Relational Academy; Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling (BACP accredited) ; Diploma CBT ; MA Humanities ; BA (Hons) in English & Philosophy; Certificate Training & Development
I attend a minimum of 30hours continued professional development per year in accordance with my professional association requirements.
I am also a writer and have published articles in Self & Society (journal for humanistic psychology), The Journal for Existential Analysis (SEA), The Journal for Person-Centered Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP), and have recently co-written and co-edited with Manu Bazzano, a collection of essays about philosophy and therapy - Therapy and the Counter-Tradition: The Edge of Philosophy (2016) and a chapter in Revisioning Person-Centred Therapy (ed Bazzano, 2018). My forthcoming book isFifty Minutes: therapy- a collection of fictional dialogues (June 2020).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified and experienced supervisor. Please click on the website link for more details.
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Reduced fees until further notice are:
Mon - Fri - £60 fifty minute session; £30 thirty minute session.
Saturday - £60 fifty minute session; £30 thirty minute session.
Couples - there will be NO couples counselling at this time*
Mon - Fri - £80 fifty minute session.
Saturday - £85 fifty minute session.
Mon - Fri - £60 per fifty minute session.
Saturday - £60 per fifty minute session.
Mon - Fri - £60 per hour.
Saturday - £60 per hour.
Payment is made by electronic transfer to reach the account by the time of your appointment.
Cancellations with less than one week notice will incur 50% of the fee; cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice or missed appointments will incur 100% of the fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays & Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I work as a Clinical Supervisor with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Trainees, offering a reflective space to explore client work, experiences and concerns, organisational issues, and the supervisory relationship itself.