Hi I am Juliet.

My journey to becoming a counsellor began through the traumatic events of the birth of my first child.  I was encouraged by those around me to talk about my distress and feelings of failure.  This helped but didn’t relieve the emotional tension I felt.  It was only when I met a counsellor who helped me own my feelings and experiences about these events as well as helping me to explore the many other issues that I continued to carry with me in my life, such as the effects of bullying at school, and family relationships, that I truly began to feel “free” and more like a “human being”. This led me to train as a person centred therapist, in order to support people in the way that I had been.

My work as a counsellor is based upon the humanistic philosophy, which I believe highlights particularly the potential of all human beings. It also underlines the importance of the creation of a relationship between client and counsellor within which the client must feel able to fully explore any subject they wish to bring to a session, no matter its content. Valuing the whole person and all they are is an essential part of this, for me.

My interest in how people experience their feelings and emotions within their body (body felt sense) resulted in training in Focusing (www.focusing.org.uk). This I believe can help people to find a greater awareness of the body “felt-sense”.  Focusing assists me personally in my daily life, as well when I am working with clients.  I also work with “body felt sense” through the work I do as a reflexologist.

I am passionate about enabling not just adults (and couples) but children and young people the opportunity  to have a place where they feel safe enough to explore their “stuff”, to be wholly themselves as well as to enjoy working with me through whatever medium they wish (drawing, games, movement, drumming, puppets and stories).  I enjoy being with my clients as they try to understand their issues for themselves, as well as in relation to others around them.  Ensuring that they feel supported in their exploration is an essential component of the work we do together

I have worked with children and young people around the specific issues of ;

sexual health, sexual identity and sexuality, relationships, homelessness, mental illness, Anger issues, pregnancy, school, family and employment issues.

The years that I have worked with all age ranges, at the hospice, means that trauma, physical disability and bereavement and loss all have been essential themes in my experience as a counsellor.  I feel that I can offer people an openness to “sit with” their bereavement, loss, or trauma (I am trained in the Rewind technique) .

I qualified as a supervisor in 2010 and have offered supervision to both qualified and student counsellors since this time in Bishop Auckland. I can now offer supervision for counsellors (including students) in Durham.  I work in a collaborative manner and understand supervision to be a dialogue between supervisor and supervisee, which hopefully enables the supervisee to solve the dilemmas that they bring to the supervision, but also brings learning for the supervisor.

 I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Association of Reflexologists.

I am happy to see adults, children and young people as well as couples..

Appointments

Juliet offers appointments at Durham Therapy Centre on Thursday morning and afternon. Cost is £40 for individuals, £50 for couples.

Contact

To make an enquiry or book an appointment, please contact Juliet on:

Mobile: 07557130994 or 01833 660846
Email: Click here