Julie Wratten MA (Dist) BSc (Hons) PGDipPST RGN

Julie Wratten  MA (Dist)  BSc (Hons)  PGDipPST  RGN

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07713 835681

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About me

I am a Counsellor, Psychosexual Therapist and Couple Counsellor, with 17 years experience in the NHS and private Practice. As a Client Centred Therapist I am able to create the kind of relationship in which clients feel safe enough to take the risks involved in change, whatever that might be.

I welcome working with a diverse complexity of life challenges, including specialist areas such as; adapting to illness and disability, sexual orientation and gender diversity, out of control sexual behaviour, sexual and relationship problems.


We will begin therapy with an assessment process for us to decide if I am the right therapist for you.

I aim to offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement.

To try to get close to what you are experiencing and help you to find your own meanings in your feelings and experiences.

I am straightforward, open, honest, compassionate and courageous.

Brave enough to get alongside you on your journey, wherever that may lead.

Psychosexual Therapy

A collaborative approach, using a cognitive behavioural framework and elements of psycho-education help to guide the individual client, or the couple, through a journey of discovery.

The cognitive behavioural model helps us to understand how our thoughts and feelings affect our behaviour.

New behaviours are negotiated within the therapy session.

In between sessions clients practise agreed behaviours either alone or with a partner.

Talking with the therapist about your sexual experiences helps to us to discover what might be getting in the way of expressing sexuality, developing intimacy and finding sexual fulfilment whatever that might be.

Psychosexual therapy can help with concerns such as:

  • Loss of Desire
  • Difficulties with orgasm
  • Vaginismus
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Erectile Problems
  • Ejaculation Problems
  • Out of Control Sexual Behaviour
  • Consistent Use of Pornography
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Physical illness
  • Disability
  • Sex after a Diagnosis of Cancer

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Accreditation

Masters in Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
Bachelor of Science/Specialist Nursing

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accred)

Registered Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (Accred)


The Masters in Counselling at Durham University was humanistic, person-centred. The founder of person-centred therapy Carl Rogers, believed that people have a natural drive toward development, growth, fulfilment and self-healing.

The clients' potential is facilitated through a genuine relationship, without judgement, in which the person feels fully understood. Personal growth leads to trust, autonomy, empowerment and freedom for the person to become fully themselves.

The Post Graduate Diploma with the Relate Institute had a Cognitive Behavioural foundation with elements of other theories such as attachment, psychodynamic and family systems.


My background is nursing. I set up, managed and helped to deliver a community cardiac rehabilitation programme, which included visiting people in their own homes.

Supporting individuals, their families and friends to adapt to living with heart disease prompted me to develop skills in counselling, couple therapy and psychosexual therapy.

I trained as a counsellor in 2002 and qualified a psychosexual therapist in 2014.

My work is diverse. Currently I spend a day a week in a local hospital as part of the health clinical psychology team, my experience includes psychotherapy in specialist areas including cardiac disease, diabetes, cancer and palliative care.

As a self employed couple counsellor and psychosexual therapist I work with individuals and couples providing therapy to NHS clients. I also work from my private therapy room which is on the outskirts of Yarm in Teesside.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Session fees:

£50 for individual therapy

£60 for couple therapy

Further information

Send me an email or give me a call. If you send an email and would like me to contact you, leave your telephone number and an idea of when it will be best to reach you.

Kind Regards Julie

Maps & Directions

Yarm, TS15

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

The therapy room is set on privately, it is off the main road, near to the A19 and has ample parking.



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme