Julia Chapman BSc (Hons), MA, Dip Couns, Registered MBACP
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (certificate number 082979). This means that I have reached a recognised level of competent practice which complies fully with BACP guidelines and ethics and I am on the register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care.
My counselling training began in 2005 when I was trained by the Samaritans to work on their telephone helpline. I have also worked as a Counsellor for a variety of different organisations - a national drug and alcohol service, a local charity for families and individuals and a local high school.
I have a first class honours degree in Psychology and I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person Centred Counselling.
I believe that everybody is different and what works for one person does not necessarily work for another so I tailor my approach to suit each person. I provide a supportive and confidential environment to allow the exploration of experiences of loss, conflict, confusion and despair. I work with abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, family/carer/relationship issues, identity problems, loss, personal development, phobias, post-traumatic stress, pregnancy related issues, self-esteem/low self-confidence, sexuality issues, stress, work related issues and other personal issues.
I have a special interest in working with anxiety disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder and any other anxiety related issues. I have also been trained to teach mindfulness skills and learning how to use mindfulness skills has benefitted many clients in my counselling practice. As a committed professional I ensure that my practice is enhanced by attending regular training events and courses. This ensures that my skills and knowledge remain up-to-date. I also adhere to the BACP requirement that Counsellors must receive regular counselling supervision.
Alongside my Counselling work I have previously worked in Human Resources for seven years and I have a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and Development (with Distinction). I understand the issues facing employees and the benefits of counselling for employees and the organisations they work in. I have worked with many people who were struggling with the stress and pressures of work and helped them to return to the workplace. If you are interested in referring employees for counselling please contact me for further details. I provide employee counselling services for a number of employers based in the North East.
- 2014 Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, (specialising in CBT).
- 2012 Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- 2007 Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and Development (Distinction)
- 2005 Level 1 National Award in Interpersonal Skills (a Counselling Skills Course)
- 2005 BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology (First Class)
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