Hello and welcome to my profile
You’re probably reading this because you’ve reached a time in your life when you need a bit of additional support to help you cope with, and make sense of, some of life’s difficulties.
I have worked with hundreds of clients in a similar situation, presenting with a range of issues (see below for the areas of counselling I cover). Counselling is a confidential talking therapy that can help you gain relief from emotional distress, such as grief, anxiety, depression, stress or relationship issues. Counselling seeks to help you find ways of coping with the personal issues you may be experiencing. These may range from immediate concerns to more long-standing issues. The solutions I provide will be especially designed to support those needs.
My experience as an Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist stretches over 16 years, working with adults and young people aged 16 years and over. My Person Centred approach puts you and your needs at the heart of any treatment. In addition, I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing) I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors, EMDR therapists and student counsellors.
Caring and sensitive by nature, I am committed to treating all of my clients with respect and acceptance. My aim is to provide a safe environment and an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living that will support your ongoing wellbeing.
I firmly believe that we all carry within us the ability to grow and heal. Sometimes, we lose sight of that and need a helping hand to reconnect. I can provide that helping hand by supporting you as you develop a greater understanding of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant
- BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- UKCP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- BSc in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4 EMDR Training Attachment Focussed Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (AF-EMDR) trained with Dr Laurel Parnell
- 1st Degree in Reiki
- 2nd Degree in Reiki
- Reiki Master Degree
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.
EMDR Association UK
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- I work full time as a private practitioner allowing me to offer clients flexibility.
- As an EMDR Consultant I am experienced working with trauma and PTSD
- I have had 13 years experience working as a Student Counsellor in a sixth Form College giving me a wealth of experience working with adolescents in a counselling capacity
- Staff Counselling within Education has allowed me to develop a great understanding of the pressures both teaching and support staff can be faced with at times
- Personal Development
EMDR (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing)
Fees vary for different services. Please contact me for more details.
I am an approved provider with the following insurance companies: Aviva, BUPA & BUPA-EAP, AXA PPP, Aetna Global Benefits, Vitality Health
Clinical Supervision £75 for 1 ½ hours
My practice is based in the comfort and privacy of my own therapy rooms. I am available Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs, some evening appointments are available. Free parking is available
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing
Old disturbing memories and traumas can be stored in the brain in isolation; they get locked into the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings involved, causing you to feel stuck in that place and unable to move forward or understand why you feel or behave the way you do. The old distressing material can be triggered periodically by new experiences which reactivates the feelings from the old locked away memory. This prevents learning/healing from taking place. In another part of your brain, you already have most of the information you need to resolve this problem, the two just cannot connect. Once EMDR starts, a linking takes place. New information can come to mind and resolve the old problems. This may be what happens spontaneously in REM or dream sleep when eye movements help to process unconscious material.
The overall aim of EMDR is to reprocess old disturbing memories/traumas so you can live your life more comfortably.
EMDR can be very effective when working with past traumatic events, phobia’s and anxiety.
I am happy to work with clients via Zoom, Skype, VSee or telephone.
“I have had 20 sessions with Julie, straight away I felt safe and comfortable to talk about anything with her. Within the 20 sessions I have changed from being at my worst to now being the person I never thought I could be again, this is down to Julie, she is caring, understanding and incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend Julie to anybody who needed this service as she has helped me 100%.”
Female aged 25
“You have helped me open doors behind which peace, tranquillity and harmony reign…. The world certainly seems like a very different place, I can’t thank you enough.”
Female aged 42
“Thank you Julie for supporting me through this difficult period, I came to you just at the right time and now feel I am in a better place and thinking more positively about the future.”
Male aged 29
Thank you for your interest in my Counselling Service, please feel free to contact me for more information or to book an appointment. You can contact me by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07709896542