I approach therapy from a humanistic and relational stance, believing that we always have the capacity to change and grow in positive ways. I believe that the way we cope in our present-day lives is influenced by our past experiences and that by going back into our childhood and examining that experience, we may find clues as to where many of our coping mechanisms originate. When we become aware of this, it gives us the opportunity to change these ways and find healthier, kinder ways of treating ourselves in our present-day lives.
Hi, my name is Julia and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about what I can offer you. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from Staffordshire University and a member of the UKCP (UK Council of Psychotherapy), BACP(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), AP (Addiction Professionals) and MNCS (Acred) (National Counselling Society).
I have worked in the fields of addiction rehabilitation and eating disorders and also volunteered for many years on crisis helplines. I also have lived experience of problematic alcohol consumption, stress and anxiety and recognise what it feels like to be a woman getting older in Western society.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.