My name is Julie, I’m a qualified integrated counsellor, who believes everyone should have the opportunity to be listened to without judgement and supported to gain the necessary skills to lead a happy life. Sometimes taking those first steps to change our life can be daunting, but with the right support, it can be done. If my own journey has taught me anything, it’s that it’s never too late to reach your true potential.
My background involves 25 years of experience providing emotional support, advocating, and counselling, for people of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds, within the community, and across an extensive variety of services. Areas where I have worked include both acute and mental health hospitals, GP practices, palliative care, social services, schools and colleges, the family court, and with adult and young carers.
In 2021, I led a 12-month research project for HealthWatch Warrington, commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group. The project was to gain a better understanding of the effects Covid has had on children and young people’s mental health. The project also investigated the experiences of parents and carers who care for children and young people who have mental health concerns.
In addition to my counselling work, I am a trained suicide prevention advisor and work part-time to support people who are having suicidal thoughts and others who are concerned for someone else.
Qualifications, Training and Experience.
Qualified Integrated Counsellor
1st Class honours degree in Therapeutic counselling from Staffordshire University
Trained Suicide Prevention Advisor
Trained to deliver counselling; face-to-face, online and over the telephone.
A member of the Healthwatch Warrington Advisory Board.
Delivered talks and training for both small events at large conferences.
Business and Administration HND