Julie Wells

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Dip Couns, MBACP
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Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8ES
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About me

Hello and welcome.

I offer counselling support to men, women, and young people who are trying to make sense of what's going on in their lives, or make changes. I am based at the LIfestuff Counselling Centre in Newmarket.

I work with people of all ages who are facing challenges from all kinds of situations and life circumstances. These include depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, self harm, addiction to internet pornography, low self esteem, body image and weight and eating challenges. I often see people first when they are experiencing some sort of crisis, but I work with many people over a long period of time to help them resolve issues that may have been with them for a long time.

I work with young people from the age of 12 upwards  supporting them to resolve problems they are experiencing with body image and eating challenges, self harm, anger, bullying, family difficulties, low self esteem and low mood.

Over the past few years I have become particularly interested in working with people with issues around Eating Disorders, and challenges around weight, body image and eating. My training through the NCFED and the Institute of Psychology for Eating has been comprehensive and wide reaching drawing on nutritional, psychological and behavioural inputs to offer informed, balanced and safe ways of working with these issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling experience includes working:

  • with adolescents as a voluntary counsellor at a secondary school in Cambridge
  • with bereaved people for Cruse Bereavement Care, Cambridge,
  • with staff at 2 private special schools
  • in private practice with adults and young people
  • as a volunteer counsellor with The Cogwheel Trust, Cambridge.

Training & Qualifications:-

  • Higher National Diploma in Counselling Level 4
  • Certificate in Motivational Therapeutic Interventions Level 4
  • Counselling Skills and Theory Level 2
  • Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders
  • Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Obesity Management
  • Eating Psychology Coach certification from the Institute of Eating Psychology
  • Current DBS check

CPD in working with

  • OCD and compulsive hoarding
  • Transgender issues
  • Internet Porn addiction
  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse
  • Weight Loss and nutrition

Member organisations


Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Loss


£55.00 per session

Additional information

I work with clients Individually, Face to face, Skype, Email, Telephone and Text. I offer weekday and evening appointments.

General counselling: £55 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

weekdays and evenings

Further information

I work from Lifestuff Counselling Centre in All Saints Road, Newmarket. The counselling rooms are comfortable, welcoming and easily reached by car, foot, cycle or public transport (we have secure cycle storage).There is inexpensive parking available in All Saints Car Park, 50 yards from the centre.

Although unfortunately we can't cater fully for wheelchair users, we do have ground floor counselling rooms and a downstairs toilet and we will make every effort to support less mobile clients.

9 All Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8ES

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme