Counselling and Psychotherapy, Trauma Informed Therapy
Philosophy and Style of Working:
I am an Integrative Counsellor. Being integrative means I draw on a range of psychological theories and techniques to offer a bespoke therapeutic approach to match my client’s needs. Underpinning all my work is a focus on the client/therapist relationship; I offer empathy, non-judgement, and the understanding that my clients must work at their own, manageable pace.
I am passionate about offering hope to all adults who are struggling with mental health challenges and often with trauma. Understanding trauma-related symptoms goes hand in hand with providing a therapeutic space to process the pain of past experiences. My aim is to empower clients; I offer hope, a place to grow and a supportive relationship to motivate change.
In addition to this, I have extensive experience working therapeutically with men and women who have been abused as children and adults. My specialist training is in physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and sexual violence. I have always been committed to working with adults who have been impacted by abuse. I understand the need to retrieve some sense of security – to be able to find a strong footing on an otherwise shaky ground.
In addition to my therapeutic work, I offer professional advice and support on PTSD. I have developed a training program to teach others about the impacts of PTSD.; particularly geared towards helping front line workers understand the risks associated with their industry. I have presented extensively in this area highlighting key risks, symptoms and subsequent coping strategies in hospitals, the Police and doctors surgeries.
I work with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
To help you decide if I am the right person to help you, I offer an initial 50-minute session so you can meet me and ask any questions. We will then decide what your goals are and how we can move forward together.
Areas I cover:
I have extensive training and experience in the following areas:
anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm, suicidal ideation, loss and bereavement, physical abuse, PTSD, domestic violence, emotional abuse , sexual abuse in adulthood, sexual abuse in childhood, narcissistic abuse, neglect, borderline personality disorder, phobias, coercive control, betrayal trauma, trauma in childbirth, sibling abuse, family abuse, online abuse, workplace abuse, bereavement, trauma from car accidents, trauma suffered by frontline workers, secondary trauma, covid related trauma, low self-esteem.
I work online and face to face with offices in Newbury (RG14), Devizes (SN10) and Marlborough (SN8). I offer short term and long term therapy to suit your needs.
Healthcare and EAP – Aviva and AXA
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, which is a non-directive and non-judgmental approach to being with another; that believes in the other’s potential and ability to make the right choices for themself, regardless of the therapist’s own values, beliefs and ideas.
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills
- Trust House Reading specialist training in Rape and Abuse Centre for men and women
Training and Experience:
Julie currently works with the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service to provide therapeutic interventions to victims of crime across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
- Currently working for a well-known charity, Trust House Reading
- From 2016-2017 Julie worked for the Independent Child Abuse Inquiry supporting survivors
- Extensive experience in working with Domestic Violence, Abuse, Sexual Violation and Trauma