Are you feeling stressed, stuck, overwhelmed, angry or lost?
Counselling can help.
Sometimes we find it difficult to cope with what is going on in our lives.
Whilst most of the time we are able to manage, sometimes life's challenges exceed our coping strategies and we can end up feeling stressed, stuck, lost, overwhelmed or angry.
Counselling is a talking therapy that helps you discuss your problems and how you feel in a safe, non-judgemental space. It can also help you gain insight into your thoughts, emotions and behaviours so that you can look to the future with hope and joy.
It's time to take back control and be the driving force of your life going forward.
With my help you will process past and current events that are influencing how you think, feel and behave. I will help you regain a sense of peace & calm so you can start making positive changes to your life and thrive.
If you’re struggling right now and think I might be the person to help you, the best thing you can do right now is to get in touch. We'll start with a quick chat to explore what's going on for you. If it looks like I can help and we both feel a connection, we'll discuss your options from there.
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Common questions I get around counselling...
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Just because it didn’t work before doesn’t mean that counselling will not work now. It’s possible that there was a poor match between yourself and the counsellor or that you were not in the right place to benefit from counselling. Counselling can help lots of people in a variety of situations. Whether it is likely to work for you or not depends on a variety of factors so we won't know until we've had chance to talk and explore your situation carefully.
This is why we have an initial call and in that call I will give you my honest opinion on if I think I can help you.
There are three different types of counselling so it can be a bit confusing when deciding which type of counselling or therapy that would benefit you the most. They all include talking through your problems but differ in their approach.
I use an integrative approach, as no one theory alone holds all the answers. By using an integrative approach it allows more flexibility and is focused on the the individual as a whole and adapted to your needs.
The time it takes for you to see results is a difficult question to answer. It varies depending on the reason that counselling was started and the individual.
Some people say that after just one session they are already starting to feel better and they’ve started to see positive change. I usually find that three or more sessions are needed to start seeing signs that counselling is helping.
Sessions are normally weekly initially, and then dialled back to once every two weeks for as long as you need them.
I don't often see people for single or adhoc sessions as this is unlikely to develop lasting change.
Alongside my qualifications, I have experience helping people dealing with a variety of difficulties including but not limited to:
Something Truly Different
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The techniques Julie used allowed me complete visibility of my development and after working with Julie I can honestly say my confidence has improved, and not just in the area of presentations, but has helped me apply the same techniques throughout all of my professional interactions. I have no hesitation in recommending that anybody considering life coaching speak to Julie, as she truly offers something different.
Exactly Where I Want and Need to Be
I am a 35-year-old mother of three who was struggling to juggle work and home. I wasn't finding any real satisfaction in any area of my life leading to feelings of guilt and a general sense of being overwhelmed.
Through the coaching sessions, Julie helped me focus on what I really wanted, what was really important. The goal focussed nature of the sessions gave me something to strive for and reflect on. Consequently, I now feel that I am exactly where I want and need to be. I am much more able to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life without feeling burnt out.
Julie is incredibly easy to talk to and just seems to understand without judging. She is incredibly professional but still warm and engaging and I really look forward to our sessions, (which I still find I need from time to time).
I have had experience of counseling in the past but for me, the focus on the future which Julie's coaching provides was exactly what I needed. The fact that she could be flexible with the appointment times was hugely helpful and I would very highly recommend her to anyone
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Confidence to step outside your comfort zone
I was a little unsure as to what to expect with my coaching sessions, Julie made me feel at ease with her lovely kind, caring character and really made me think about what I wanted to achieve in my business and life.
I left each session with action steps that I could implement, taking things step by step and getting a clearer picture of what I could do, gave me more focus and confidence to step out of my comfort zone.
Since the sessions, I feel more able to be productive and reach my goals. I recommend all of you to set some coaching sessions with Julie, she is a true blessing.
Thank you, Julie.. xxx