Counselling and Therapy in Cullompton, Tiverton and near Exeter
My name is Julie and I am a practising counsellor in the Cullompton and Tiverton area and near to Exeter, Taunton and Honiton. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, giving you the time and space to discuss those issues which are troubling you. During your sessions you will be free to explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of rejection or criticism and help to accept what cannot be changed with honesty and empathy.
I am a counsellor for both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time. I aim to enable you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. As well as being a counsellor, I am a Child Mental Health Champion and my specialisms are child therapy with children and young people of all ages with difficulties such as anxiety and depression or a diagnosis of autism, aspergers and PTSD. I also provide therapy for parents and carers and have worked extensively with those who have suffered from bereavement or the loss of someone close to them. I have worked all over the Exeter, Mid and East Devon areas. I am currently employed as the Lead School Counsellor in a large secondary school. I manage a team of volunteer counsellors who are both qualified and those who are on placement. I also provide counselling for younger children in primary school and through transition to secondary education.
I am experienced in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT) and developed my own mindfulness group called JustB (Just Breathe, Just Be) for those students experiencing stress and anxiety, especially during their exams. Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation using breathing and relaxation techniques. By focusing on the breath it allows you to observe your difficult thoughts as they arise and to let go of them. Anyone can do mindfulness to help them manage their emotions, reduce anxiety and depression and lead a better life.
I am experienced in helping clients who are going through difficulties with stress, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, relationships, feeling suicidal or self-harming, suffering through grief when someone has died or gone away, feeling lonely, having problems with drugs or alcohol, low self-esteem or confidence and sexuality and gender. My many years experience of working with children has given me the skills to help you explore your inner child, something which is in all of us!
My counselling practice is within easy reach of Cullompton, Tiverton, Honiton, Taunton and near to Exeter which is only 15 minutes drive away.