Julie Wratten

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MA (Dist) BSc (Hons) PGDipPST RGN
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Yarm, Teesside, TS15
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About me

I am a Counsellor, Couple Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist, with over 20 years experience in the NHS and private practice. As a person 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.

My experience of working within Clinical Health Psychology includes, feelings of sadness and worry, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, phobias and panic.

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, acceptance and commitment therapy and elements of psycho-education, which 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 Humanistic Counselling.    Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy.
Relational Certificate (Relate institute). Bachelor of Science/Specialist Nursing. 

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (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 as a psychosexual therapist led to more training with the Relate Institute to become a relational counsellor and my experience in working with couples includes family issues, affairs, separation and blended families.

My work is diverse, this included being part of the clinical psychology team in a local hospital, my role included 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.  I also provide therapy to NHS clients. Currently I work from my private therapy room which is on the outskirts of Yarm in Teesside.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Cigna

When I work

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Further information

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Best Wishes


High Leven, Yarm, Teesside, TS15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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

Julie Wratten
Julie Wratten