Juliet Edwardson, MA, BSc, MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
In these uncertain times due to COVID-19, I am offering video sessions as a general support for people and for those having to work from home or self-isolate. Please contact me for further details. Thank you.
There are times in life when we can feel overwhelmed, confused and alone with our problems. Counselling offers an opportunity to talk through your concerns and feelings in a safe, confidential, caring and non-judgmental relationship. With over 20 years experience both nationally and internationally, Juliet works with adults, children, teenagers and couples.
Counselling psychology simply means I have training in understanding the processes behind behaviours and how the brain works in relation to mental health.
A recent client offered this feedback of her experience: "Juliet has literally changed my life. After a lifelong fear of flying I never thought at the age of 50 this was something I would be able to overcome. Working together through the anxieties, after only a few sessions I was able to take control and successfully made my first flight within three months. It has opened up so many new horizons for me and I would wholeheartedly recommend Juliet to anyone."
The first meeting offers the chance to see if this would be a good place for you. Juliet gives the option of a free appointment for you to meet her and talk through what you would like to get out of counselling. Most people find that once they have taken that initial step of coming for the first appointment that they are more ready to move forward with the counselling relationship.
Juliet uses offices in Exeter, Taunton, Minehead, and Dulverton. She works with all age groups from children as young as two, through teenage years to adults in short term counselling or longer term psychotherapy. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is available as is couple counselling.
Please feel free to talk to her if you have any questions or concerns which need clarifying.
Some of the problems Juliet can help you address:
- Grief and loss
- Negative thinking
- Addictive behaviours
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Effects of family divorce
- Anger and conflict
- Food issues including anorexia or bulimia or overeating
- Impact of traumatic experiences
- Failure to perform at work or school or in relationships
- Self-harm (cutting/ burning/suicidal thoughts)
- Adjusting to a different culture
- Family issues, current or past
- Recovering from domestic abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Life changes
- Relationship difficulties
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling Psychology, BSc Psychology (including Marriage and Family)
MBACP Registered and Accredited
Adheres to the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Juliet trained at a treatment centre which specialised in helping adults, teenagers and children who had experienced traumatic abuse including sexual, domestic, physical, spiritual and verbal abuse. Using play and group therapy with traumatised children.
Juliet spent many years working in academic environments helping people whose struggles were impacting their ability to succeed both personally and professionally.
Her experience also includes community work with people who are adjusting to life after a "breakdown" and may have been hospitalised, during a period of unemployment or significant health problems.
Having practised abroad for a few years, Juliet became licensed in America where she also taught seminars on issues such as eating disorders, addictive behaviours, depression and suicide. She has worked with cross-cultural transition and the different ways people of different cultures experience their emotions.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Play therapy with children
Sliding scale fees
£45 to £60 for individual counselling
£75 to £90 for couples for an hour and a half session
A limited number of reduced fee appointments are available. Please enquire about these at the first appointment.
Evening hours available.
Provider for GP referrals, health insurance companies, Employee Assistance Programs, Walking With the Wounded for former military service personnel and schools.