Julie McHugh, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Julie McHugh

Berkhamsted HP4
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Julie McHugh, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Julie McHugh

Berkhamsted HP4
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My Approach

My approach is integrative and transpersonal. I work integratively so use a range of modalities including psychodynamic, person centred, IFS (Internal Family Systems) and humanistic. My training was also transpersonal so incorporates a spiritual perspective. A belief that we are more then the sum of our parts, that we all have unique and special qualities that can sometimes get lost in the travails of life. But a connection to our deeper selves and the spiritual aspects of life can be transformative and life affirming. My work can be tailored to your particular needs and personality. With increased awareness and insight you can begin to resolve the problems that brought you to therapy. I can support you in this work but more than that enable you to develop your own qualities that will help you support yourself in the future with whatever challenges life delivers.

About Me

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist. I offer both short term counselling where we would focus on a specific problem or longer term psychotherapy, that explores the deeper, more unconscious patterns that may be making life difficult. In an initial session there will be space to talk about what brings you to therapy and I will ask some questions. From then you will decide whether it feels right and comfortable for you to continue for more sessions. I charge a lower fee for an initial session, please enquire..

I provide a space of caring, compassion, understanding and empathy. Together, and at your pace we will explore what's happening now and in the past and begin to see where patterns or habits may be holding you back in life or causing you to repeatedly get outcomes that do not serve you.

If you have questions and would like more information please contact me.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Special Interests

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.

Anxiety can blight your life and stop you from doing what you want. I can help you to manage your anxiety, understand what drives the anxious thoughts and eventually to live a life free of anxiety.
If your relationship is bringing you more pain than joy couple counselling can help you to heal your relationship. Often we are not taught how to be in a healthy relationship as children and we continue to make the same mistakes and replay the same patterns over and over. I can teach you a different way to be in relationship so it becomes a place of connection, love and understanding for you and your partner.
Often depression is caused by difficult feelings and life events that have been experienced, but not dealt with. Sometimes it is your feelings about yourself that cause depression, or feelings about your family and friends. These are all things I can help you with so you can get to a place where you can experience joyful feelings and re-find your true self.
So many people suffer from stress nowadays. I can help you learn techniques to deal with your stress; manage your life so you have a better balance of work and leisure; and help you to make changes in yourself where you become a priority, rather than being at the bottom of the list.
You may have suffered trauma in childhood, in your relationships, or lived through traumatic events. You may be suffering from PTSD. I can gently and gradually help you to deal with the trauma, so you can in time, reach a place of inner safety, stability and peace.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Transpersonal Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health-related Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Berkhamsted Office

Potten End
Berkhamsted HP4 2QR

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First session £50
please enquire about concessions

London Office

Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
London W2 6NE

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Fee: £70 individuals
£80 couples


Please enquire

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Julie McHugh

Julie McHugh

Berkhamsted HP4

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