How are you feeling? Great? Life is wonderful when we feel great.
Not so great? More like:
lost and alone
sad or depressed
unsure which way to go
feeling rubbish about yourself
When you have these feelings it can seem like you are the only person in the world who does. It can be a very lonely feeling.
It is important to know you don’t have to face these feelings alone.
I’m Julie, and I can offer support as you talk about what troubles you.
If you are looking for a warm, quiet, reflective and open minded person to talk to then please contact me for an appointment
I work from quiet and comfortable counselling rooms in Upton by Chester, easily accessible from West Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales.
I have a special interest in issues around abuse and loss, particularly child abuse, rape, partner abuse, life limiting illness, mid life changes (including menopause), bereavement, grief and companion animal loss.
I work with people like you. You don’t have to feel you are the only person who feels like this, you are not alone
This page was last updated on 12/8/18.
I’m feeling… what counselling can help with
Counselling can help when you are feeling:
counselling can help when:
you are puzzled by your own behaviour
you feel you are acting out of character
you feel you are your own worst enemy
you feel distant from those you love
you feel rubbish about yourself
all of these feelings and experiences may be the result of something you are aware of, such as child abuse, mid life changes, or bereavement. Or you may not know why you feel the way you do.
When you feel like this the world can seem a very lonely place. You are not alone.
Counselling can help explore these feelings and experiences and help you find your way to understanding yourself.
This page was last updated on 12/8/18
Are you thinking of contacting me? I thought it would be nice if you knew a little about me.
I trained as a counsellor at the University of Chester, graduating with distinction. I have counselling experience with adult clients in a hospice, a sexual abuse support charity and in an agency that supports all . I have worked with clients who have experienced:
life limiting illness
role change (spouse/partner to carer)
child sexual abuse
rape and sexual assault
loss (job/role/hopes and dreams)
lack of self esteem
My qualifications are:
MA Clinical Counselling (University of Chester)
Cert HE Advanced Counselling Studies (University of Plymouth)
I am trained in the Person Centred Approach, a non-directive form of counselling which focuses on feelings and providing a safe environment where you can explore what is important to you.
I regularly undertake continuing professional education to keep my knowledge up to date, covering issues such as child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, bereavement, self injury/harm, and the use of art and creativity in counselling.
I have regular meetings with my counselling supervisor to ensure I practice safely and ethically. I am working towards accreditation with BACP.
Before training as a counsellor I have worked as an accountant, a hospital chaplain and in an informational role for a major UK charity.
I am non judgemental and respect the broad range of spiritual and religious beliefs, agnosticism and atheism.
I am a registered member of BACP, and work to their ethical standards, a summary of which may be found here.
This page was last updated on 5/8/18
Please call, text or email for availability of counselling sessions. I work with adults (18+ years) only.
One to one counselling:
I offer a free initial telephone session to get information about why you are looking for counselling.
All subsequent sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.
At the first meeting I will go through confidentiality, take some information about you, explain my note keeping, and say why and how this information is stored. This first meeting is also a chance to confirm if we would work well together.