Hi, my name is Julie, I am a counsellor and a Supervisor and I have been practicing for over 10 years.
About my work with children and young adults...
For the past 4 years I have worked as a school counsellor, the children range in age from 5-16 years.
I use art, music and play to find the inner voice to learn more about what might be behind the anxiety, depression, worries or whatever your child maybe experiencing.
Exam stress, peer group pressures, body image, family issues, anxiety and self esteem maybe affecting your child and their well being and become overwhelming. Talking to someone outside of home or school may help everyone involved.
I hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate and level 2 multi disciplinary certificate for safeguarding children to support my work.
My work with adults...
Talking about a problem is the basis to most counselling work and together we can create our own way of doing this.
Alongside face to face work in the room, we could use pens and paper, writing or therapy picture cards if we feel they are needed to help explore our work.
I also offer ''walk and talk'' sessions.
We would spend one hour, walking and talking together in the countryside, woods or around the village of Layer del a Haye, whichever feels right for you. The therapy will happen as we walk, with additional sessions in the room to reflect if required.
My supervision work...
I offer therapeutic, creative and reflective supervision to counsellors, student counsellors and peers.
I feel supervision is important to ensure a healthy practice in counselling. I encourage self reflection to explore your therapeutic work and your relationship with your clients.
If you are new practice we could look at the structure and development of your business, being self-employed, contracting, fees, advertising your practice and looking at how you want to work.
Where would we meet?
I work in a room that is on the outskirts of Colchester, set in woodland with free car parking.
My fees are variable depending on your income.
£25-£50 per session. I am happy to discuss this further over the phone or when we meet.
Diploma in Person-centred counselling.
Certificate in creative Supervision.
I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work within the ethical framework and abide by the guidelines.
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate.
Level 2 multi disciplinary certificate for safeguarding children.
Training, qualifications & experience
So what do I do and what have I done?
I have been practicing as a therapist for 10 years working in private practice, primary and secondary schools.
I've also worked with MIND and Marie Curie.
I am a supervisor, offering support and guidance to other counsellors.
My qualifications are as follows:
A Diploma in Person-Centred counselling.
A Certificate in creative Supervison. BACP accredited course.
My other training and professional development includes:
An introduction to focussing workshop.
Telephone counselling certificate.
Relational Depth Masterclass with Dave Mearns.
Level 2 safeguarding for children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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My fees are as follows
£25-45 for a 50 minute session of counselling depending on your income.
£45 for 1 hours supervision
£60 for 1.5 hours
Some concessions maybe available. Please ask for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and limited evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
My supervision work is therapeutic, creative and reflective.View supervision profile