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Julie Jeffs, Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner

Plymouth PL6 & PL3
01752 560002 01752 560002 07966 003872 07966 003872 Registered / Accredited

About me

During the past nineteen years I have provided individual counselling, core process psychotherapy, couples counselling, EMDR, MBCT and family therapy to hundreds of people from all walks of life.

I am highly skilled, experienced and work to a strict code of ethics.  I have completed a high standard of  professional training, fully insured and registered with the UKCP.

I aim to help you understand the areas of your life that are causing difficulty, gain relief from present symptoms and develop resources to cope better in the future.

The benefits of professional counselling and psychotherapy are known to include stress reduction, stability in mood and general well-being, personal insight, greater clarity and self acceptance, inner fulfilment and relationships.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
  • BACP registered member
  • Masters Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Intermediate course in family and systemic therapy
  • Externship in Emotionally focused couples therapy
  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Certificate in supervision
  • Qualified mindfulness teacher to work with teens, adults and cancer related illness.
  • Qualified EMDR Practitioner
  • I believe that all human beings have the capacity to reach their full potential regardless of upbringing, the culture of origin, gender, age and any other aspect of diversity.

I have have many years experience working with people with a wide range of mental health problems and have learned how each individual is unique and how different people may benefit from different approaches to tackling their difficulties.

My professional development as a therapist, trainer and supervisor have been informed by these values and this is reflected in my choices for my own training, supervision, and development.

I have training in various modalities of therapeutic work including person-centred counselling, core process psychotherapy, CBT, family and systemic practice, emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT), pre- and perinatal psychology and professional supervisor with CSTD. I am also trained in EMDR.

During my career, I have gained experience working with people with eating disorders, people with experiences of severe abuse in childhood, people with terminal illness and with students as a counsellor at the University of Plymouth. I work with individuals, couples and families, I offer both long-term therapy and shorter term therapy (for EAP programmes, for instance).

As a trainer, I have written and conducted counselling courses at diploma level and run courses in Mindfulness and Meditation. I am a qualified mindfulness teacher and part of the UK Teachers network for mindfulness-based teacher training organisations – click here

My early career was spent working as a manager for a large utility company, where I gained valuable business experience.

I am currently affiliated with BUPA, AXA PPP and Retail Trust.

Both my practices have been tastefully decorated, offer a sense of stillness, plenty of natural light and a warm welcome to clients.

Make an enquiry today and see how therapy can help you move forward in your life.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in Eating Disorders


Couples Therapy

visit https://juliejeffs.com/

I am a registered practitioner with BUPA - see link below


Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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  • £55.00 for individual counselling and psychotherapy.
  • £55.00 for supervision
  • £75 for couples and family therapy.
  • £75 for therapeutic business coaching
  • Mindfulness sessions and courses available on request

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information


  • Thank you for helping to safe our marriage. I'm not sure we would have made it out of the dark tunnel with out your help. Mr and Mrs B.
  • I wanted to say thank you. You have made a massive difference to my life and how I view my future. I have engaged with loss of hope, bereavement and death on a completely different level of consciousness which has been massively important to me and my wife.
  • Your knowledge and skill have led me to some significant insights about my experience and emotional life. I know that your commitment to an ethical process will always benefit your clients first and foremost.
  • I've learned how to experience and handle my emotions. I now feel better equipped to cope with the inevitable difficulties, losses and changes of life and death.
  • I am writing as a parent having sought Julie’s help as we started to notice our daughter’s gradual decline into an eating disorder. My concerns were put aside by the GP as being an overly worried mother, I knew something was wrong. A friend of mine recommended we give Julie a call and thank goodness we did. Julie spent time listening to me with compassion and without judgement, which was so reassuring, and then working with our daughter, lead her into an understanding of what was happening for her. Julie listened to her and gently guided her, teaching her skills and helping her to find ways to tackle the disorder, that worked for her. Our daughter really engaged with Julie and therapy and we were so grateful when she finally turned a corner (ironically, just as she was diagnosed by NHS). I just can’t imagine if we had waited for the GP to acknowledge how bad things were before getting help- at the age of 14, our daughter was given help early which made her road to recovery much more manageable. Julie helped our girl find herself again, realising her own strength and self worth. Her journey with the eating disorder is not over yet but Julie’s early intervention, understanding and therapeutic skill has ensured that our daughter (and our family) will be ok.
    We cannot thank you enough, Julie.”


Officers Quarters 1, 2 & 4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The Crownhill Fort has full wheel chair access.


Early morning and late sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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