Juliette Coffey, MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, MBACP (Accred), Supervisor
148 High Street
Warm, caring, confidential counselling for: bereavement, loss & depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abuse, addiction, trauma and dissociation. I have extensive experience working with women, especially in the areas of life transition: in relationships, work, motherhood, illness, retirement and difficulties with partners, including affairs and betrayal.
I am also available as a supervisor for the work of other counsellors and have a particular passion for helping students grow to their fullest potential in their own growing professionalism.
To find out more visit: w2wcounselling.co.uk
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 the homeless community, in schools, in prisons, with domestic abuse in a centre for women, 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 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. As you will see from my website, 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 helping with managing any traumatic memory to help my clients. This help to manage traumatic memory comes through examining the impact of trauma on the brain and body and helping use psycho education to bring healing and understanding. I find this combined approach 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
Registered Accredited Member BACP
Diploma in Supervision
Further Training in Supervision:
Clinical Supervision in the 21st Century, Professor Colin Feltham, 2017
Supervision in the Helping Professions, Robin Shohet, 2015
Further Training in Psychotherapy:
Attachment, Trauma & Shame, Deep Release, 2018
Presence of Mind and Health in Body & Relationship, Dr Daniel Siegel, 2018
Working with PTSD & Complex PTSD from an Attachment Perspective, 2018
Healing Developmental Trauma, Dr Laurence Heller, 2018
Gestalt Therapy Workshop, Carolyn Powell, 2017
Affect Confusion, Cumulative Trauma & Attachment Disruptions, Dr Richard Erskine, 2017
CBT skills for practice, St Christopher's Hospice, 2017
Logotherapy as a tool for trauma recovery, Dr Arno Steen Andreasen, 2017
Child Sexual Abuse: Help for Healing, PODS, 2016
Narrative Therapy: Mind, Body & Story, Andre Radmall, 2016
End of Life Care, Michael Sobell Hospice, 2016
Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery, PODS, 2016
Working with Blocked Anger, Deep Release, 2016
Children & Grief, Bereavement Care, 2015
Ages of Grief, Bereavement Care, 2015
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
Solution Focused Practice: Engaging with Reluctant Clients, Harvey Ratner, 2014
Helping Those Affected by Cancer, Sara Lister, 2013
Trauma & The Body: Somatisation & Dissociation, PODS, 2013
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, 2013
The Impact of Parental Abuse on The Child's Developing Brain, Dr Martin Teacher, 2012
The Neuroscience of Trauma & Loss, Dr Margot Sunderland, 2012
Exploring Suicide, Watford Women's Centre, 2012
PTSD in Veterans, Dr Martha Nicholson, 2012
Making Trauma Therapy Safer, Babette Rothschild, 2012
Domestic Abuse Training, Watford Women's Centre, 2012
Systemic Theory & Couples Counselling, Andre Radmall, 2011
Interventions for Mental Illness, CWR, 2010
Helping Sufferers of Depression Climb out of Darkness, Christine Ledger, 2009
Helping Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Heather Churchill, 2009
Attachment & Fathers, Sir Richard Bowlby, 2009
Dealing with Addiction, Andre Radmall, 2008
Understanding Eating Disorders, Helena Wilkinson, 2008
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
£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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
(1) MONDAY in Rickmansworth 8.45am - 5.15pm (2) TUESDAY in Amersham (23 Long Park, HP6 5LA) 8.45am - 5.15pm (3) THURSDAY in High Wycombe (near station, details on enquiry) 10am - 4.00pm
Types of client