Juliette Coffey, MA Integrative Psychotherapy, MBACP (Snr. Accred), Supervisor
I am a warm, experienced BACP Senior Accredited therapist with a compassionate and down to earth approach. Specialising in empowering women, I work with an integrative model, which draws on different approaches depending on what supports each individual client. I have worked extensively in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, dissociation, self-esteem, physical & mental health, loss & bereavement. I work with you to validate your experience, and empower and equip you to build resolution and resilience.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counsellor. It is often difficult to know how to find a counsellor that is right for you and so I hope to give you some helpful pointers to look out for, things that I looked out for right at the start of my journey as a counsellor: Experience, Rapport, Qualifications and Approach.
I would like to be transparent about what I have to offer you in these four areas:
Experience is important because your counsellor will need to draw upon a knowledge not only gained from text books and classroom learning but demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge by showing versatility and intuition to help you by tailoring his/her approach to your own personal needs.
I have a wide variety of experience and have worked extensively with addiction and mental health issues in a number of contexts, with veterans, as a community bereavement visitor, with business professionals with personal challenges and most recently as a palliative care counsellor in a hospice.
Knowing that your counsellor will hear you, acknowledge your pain and validate your feelings, in an authentic relational manner, is the key to having a rapport with your counsellor, who you will need to be sure has deep empathy for you and a clear understanding of the goals you have in coming to counselling.
Below I have included some testimonials from clients to give you a snap shot feel of what counselling with me might also be like for you:
‘I have been on an amazing journey over the past year. Juliette has helped me understand through our sessions, in a safe environment, what damage is caused to us growing up as vulnerable children. Through understanding trauma I have healed in my body & mind’. Anita, 54, Watford
‘In a few short weeks Juliette has been able to understand me, allowed me to look into my numerous issues and helped me in the process of unravelling these. Juliette’s skilful approach is gentle but focused with useful practical help, where appropriate. She truly listens and hears me’. Fiona, 35, Northwood
‘Juliette is one person with whom I feel completely safe to be able to explore my deep truths with and I am truly blessed to have such an intelligent, well read counsellor who has surpassed all my expectations and helped me progress rapidly in many areas towards healing and wellness’. Sarah, 32, Chorleywood
‘Thank you for giving me an opportunity to grow with clarity and make changes within so I can manage my world’. Janet, 41, Bushey
Qualifications are important because the more qualified a counsellor is, the deeper the content of the sessions, in a safe and holding environment, will be experienced. A well qualified counsellor will make it possible to explore 'dangerous' feelings and experiences in a safe way that feels right for you.
My Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy with a specialism in trauma and dissociation has helped me understand the extent that traumatic events can have a long term impact on body, mind and spirit. Working with trauma safely is the method you will see defining my journey with you, through three phases: stabilisation, working with processing the trauma and gently approaching 'reliving'.
Having a feel for how sessions may take shape before going to see a counsellor may also be useful through descriptions of counsellors' approach, in their own words.
I have mentioned that I studied a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and would like to take this opportunity to unpack for you what that actually means. Integrative psychotherapy is an approach that studies a numbers of different modalities (approaches) to psychotherapy and does not define itself by one viewpoint alone. I typically use narrative therapy (inviting a client to tell their story), logotherapy (finding meaning in suffering and discovering a meaning and purpose for a life lived to the full), together with other appropriate interventions, to help my clients. I find this combined approach, in the context of a strong therapeutic rapport, has been very useful to hundreds of my clients and I hope will be helpful for you too.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to email today with any questions or to arrange an initial appointment and I will be delighted to get straight back to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy
Senior Accredited Registered Member BACP - MBACP (Snr Accred)
Diploma in Supervision
Recent Further Training in Psychotherapy:
Addressing Bereavement after Traumatic Loss, Dr Phyllis Kosminsky & Dr John R. Jordan, 2019
Presence of Mind and Health in Body & Relationship, Dr Daniel Siegel, 2018
Working with PTSD & Complex PTSD from an Attachment Perspective, Dr Felicity de Zulueta, 2018
Healing Developmental Trauma, Dr Laurence Heller, 2018
Affect Confusion, Cumulative Trauma & Attachment Disruptions, Dr Richard Erskine, 2017
Logotherapy as a tool for trauma recovery, Dr Arno Steen Andreasen, 2017
Child Sexual Abuse: Help for Healing, PODS, 2016
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery, PODS, 2016
Attachment Theory Today, Sir Richard Bowlby, 2015
Relationships and their Impact on Mental Health, Mick Cooper, 2014
Living & Working with Dissociation, PODS, 2014
Trauma, Treatment & Understanding, Dr Bessel Van der Kolk, 2014
Understanding Complex PTSD as as Attachment Disorder, Dr Felicity de Zulueta, 2014
Working with Relational Trauma, PODS, 2014
Further Training in Supervision:
Recovery and Self-Care Tool-Kit for Helping Professionals and First Responders, Babette Rothschild, 2019
The Supervisory Relationship: The Value of Relationship as a Vehicle for Transformation, Robin Shohet, 2019
Clinical Supervision in the 21st Century, Professor Colin Feltham, 2017
Supervision in the Helping Professions, Robin Shohet, 2015
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
£50 per hour for counselling and psychotherapy clients*
£50 per hour for supervision*
* £5 surcharge applies to all above fees for Amersham Garden Room location (23 Long Park, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5LA)
My consulting rooms are:
(1) MONDAY In the Rickmansworth Pain Management Centre, opposite Marks & Spencer (148 High Street, WD3 1BA). Free parking opposite for two hours.
A bus from Watford and the surrounding area stops directly outside.
The consulting room is also a five minute walk from Rickmansworth station and is therefore a popular destination for students and others who may not drive or have regular use of a car.
(2) TUESDAY In Amersham Garden Room, 23 Long Park, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5LA,
Free outside parking
(3) THURSDAY In High Wycombe in a private consulting room near High Wycombe Station, details on enquiry.
Parking available in easily accessible public car parks