Juliet Hopkins PG Dip.Sup, PG Dip, BSc. (Hons), MASC (A.D.C) (N.L.P), MBACP
Hello, my name is Juliet Hopkins and I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor and Supervisor. My core training is Integrative, which means I draw from three main approaches. Person-Centred, a non-directive therapy which is based on the belief that every human being is of value and has the potential to grow.
Psychodynamic, those psychological forces; conscious and unconscious, mental or emotional processes, influence our personality, behaviour, and attitudes. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) of which I use various ‘tools’ including mindfulness, in order to help you make the right choices to achieve your goals.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (level 7) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, both from the University of Wales, Newport, BSc Honours in Behavioural Sciences and a Diploma in Alcohol and Drug Counselling.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I am bound by BACP’s code of ethics.
I have various experiences of working as a counsellor in a wide range of settings and I am able to offer counselling to adults and young people including individual and corporate work.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential service to clients living in the Port Talbot, Neath, Swansea, or Bridgend areas in South Wales.
What is Counselling?
Often we become so caught up in life that we forget to take care of ourselves. At this point we may need some assistance to explore some difficult or painful emotional, behavioural or relationship problem or difficulty. Through counselling we can start to acknowledge our feelings and emotions with someone who has been professionally trained to listen and support in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
How Does Counselling Help?
People from all walks of life come for therapy for many different reasons, all of which can be resolved through counselling. This includes increasing your sense of well-being and decreasing the distress and discomfort you are feeling.
By giving you the opportunity to realise what is important in your life, become less confused and enable you to make choices which can change your quality of life for the better.
As you are looking at this website the likelihood is that you have something troubling you. If you acknowledge that you have a problem no matter how big or small it seems, this is the first step. Considering counselling is the next step. Taking action is the final step to resolving your situation.
Who Comes for Counselling?
All of us go through painful times when we find it difficult to cope. We live complex, busy lives, most of the time we get on with life but sometimes we go through periods when we are stopped in our tracks by situations or events that make it difficult to cope with everyday life.
Most personal, relationship or identity problems can be helped through counselling. Sometimes we get lonely, anxious or depressed. Suffering with bereavement, divorce or separation, or you may have low self confidence and low self esteem. This may include struggling with an eating disorder, addiction and substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may be suffering difficulties at work (this may include bullying and harassment), or you may want to learn how to relate more easily to others or want more meaning in your life.
Counselling is a process that seeks to help you focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern or trouble you.
What Happens in Counselling?
Counselling is a process that seeks to help you focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern or trouble you. My role as your Counsellor would be to offer support and understanding, and to listen and respond in a non-judgmental way. I will respect your values, choices and lifestyle. Through counselling I can help you explore your feelings and discover what lies behind whatever seems troubling or confusing.
The purpose of therapy is helping you to come to terms with difficult experiences within your life and relationships.
I work within the context of the Relational Integrative Model with an aim to help you take responsibility for your lives by being honest with yourself. Helping you to let go of previous held beliefs and schemas, by acknowledge your ambivalence and engaging in self-exploration through the therapeutic relationship. I will make every effort to help you realise that different meanings are possible and that the meaning we choose is ultimately our own responsibly.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, University of South Wales (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
- The Professional ASC Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
The Professional ASC relationship Transactional Analysis Diploma
University of Wales, Newport – Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Level 7 –BACP accredited)
University of Wales, Newport - Professional Development Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Counselling
BSc Hon’s Degree - Behavioural Sciences, (Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology)
• IARTT Rewind Technique
• Introduction to Autism and The SPELL Framework
• Neuro Diversity Course
• Eating Disorder Awareness Workshop 2 ‘In Practice’
• Eating Disorder Awareness Workshop 1 ‘Towards a Greater Understanding’
• Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
• An Introduction to Sand-play
• Brainspotting BSP
• Advanced Couples Course
• Motivational Interviewing
• The Inner Child Counselling Course
• Sexual Abuse Recovery for Counsellors
• Understanding and working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Understanding and integrating CBT into your work
• Access to Records and Confidentiality
• Integrating Imagery into Cognitive Therapy
• Working with Vulnerable Children and their Families
• Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy- Depression and Beyond
• Understanding Personality Disorders
• Supporting People Bereaved by Homicide
• Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
• Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse
• Introduction to Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling
• Youth Mental Health First Aid
• Challenging Homophobia
• Safeguarding/Child Protection
• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
• Skills Training on Risk Management (STORM)
• Be A Highly Effective Manager
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness Group Taster Sessions
I offer a taster into mindfulness practices to a small group of people who want to improve their well-being and explore what mindfulness is all aboutThe programme consists of two short mediations to help you reconnect your senses through mindful eating, helping you to gauge a mindful awareness of routine. A body and breath mediation to help stabilize the mind to see what unfolds when you focus your full awareness on just one thing at a time.
These meditations and activities in the taster session help you to see the automatic pilot at work in your life and encourage you to explore what happens when you ‘wake up’.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a way of paying attention, in the present moment without judgment. It enables us to have a direct knowledge of what we are doing, at the point at which we are doing it and to be aware of what is happening in our mind and body and in the external environment around us. It is a way of paying attention, of being deeply attuned to yourself.
Other specialist areas of counselling I deal with.
I am also qualified to practise the rewind technique, which is a new technique for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. I have a vast experience of working with trauma, flashbacks and nightmares. I also provide support for anyone who has been in a car accident.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic therapies
What Does Counselling Cost?
My normal fee is £40 per session and each appointment last one hour. This is payable by cash or cheque at the end of the session. I offer on request a reduced fee to individual clients wanting to book counselling sessions in bulk.
I charge the same fee for initial appointment even though these may last longer than an hour.
If you have to cancel your appointment, please give 24 hours notice. Otherwise there will be a charge of £40 for each missed or cancelled session.
The minimum of six to eight sessions is advisable in order to assess matters and let the counselling process begin to take effect. Counselling is usually offered on a weekly basis, this may then decrease as you improve. Most sessions are an hour long.
You are under no obligation to continue with counselling and if you feel at any stage you do not wish to continue you are free to end the sessions at any time. It is important you have alternate support to help you cope, if you decide to cease counselling at a difficult time it can leave you feeling vulnerable.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential service to clients living in the Bridgend area in South Wales.
I have a therapy room in Bridgend at the Well Counselling and Therapy Centre, 1st Floor, 18A Dunraven Place, Bridgend, CF31 1JD (Opposite main Post Office). The therapy rooms are in the centre of Bridgend, close vicinity to the main bus station and train station, also with various car parks within a short walking distance.
I also provide clinical supervision to qualified and trainee therapists, either in a group or individually, as well as practitioners in social care and helping professions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays until 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide a safe space for both individual and group supervision for counsellors and student counsellors to reflect critically on their work.View supervision profile