A BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited and Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Supervisor with 20 years’ experience in supporting clients from diverse backgrounds, providing short and long term therapy on a very wide range of issues, including:
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, low-self esteem, loss and bereavement, addiction, obsessive compulsive problems, trauma and phobias.
Paul trained as an Integrative Counsellor though adopts an eclectic approach consistent with his experience. Influences include Gestalt, solution- focused and cognitive behavioural models, the use of Mindfulness, and in particular the Human Givens model developed by Psychologist Joe Griffin and therapist Ivan Tyrrell. He has also trained in Hypnotherapy which, when appropriate, he integrates within his Counselling practice (for example,when treating phobias).
Paul is also a qualified Supervisor, having trained in counsellor supervision at York St John University and supervises both trainee and qualified counsellors.
Paul provides support to both privately and organisationally referred clients – such as BUPA and is experienced in working within the contractual protocols and standards demanded by EAP’s and Insurance companies.
He works within the BACP Ethical Framework to provide Counselling which is non-judgemental, confidential and fully in the service of his clients.
In addition to offering private Counselling he worked for many years as a member of Kingston University Counselling Service with students and staff, as a Counsellor and Mental Health Advisor.Latterly he has worked as a Student Counsellor at the University of London Birkbeck College. He has also worked in the addictions field as a Counsellor for Kingston Addiction Support and Care Agency.
Julia has over 20 years’ experience working as a Career & Development Coach and Facilitator both in the private and public sector.
Supporting individuals and organisations often during times of change and uncertainty has always been core to her work. Experienced at engaging with individuals at all levels, Julia enjoys creating supportive and dynamic conversational space for people to explore and grow in all aspects of their working lives.
Julia’s coaching and facilitation approach encourages reflection and pragmatism with a focus on building trusting client relations. She has a deep interest in supporting open dialogue and learning around mental health and wellbeing at work which she brings to her role as a Mental Health First Aid trainer.
Julia has worked as an external coach and facilitator and held internal consultant positions as a provider of Learning and Development services. As well as working in West Yorkshire delivering coaching and training, she currently works with Health Education England in their Professional Support Unit based in London, supporting clinicians in navigating all aspects of their careers.
Key experience includes:
- Internal development coach for a major NHS Foundation Trust, providing one to one / group coaching and coaching skills training to those in leadership and management positions
- Coach and facilitator on Development Programmes for a global Professionals Services consultancy
- Associate Consultant for a number of leading HR consultancies
- Mentor to H.E. students with mental health challenges and additional learning needs
Julia has a post-graduate diploma in Careers Guidance and a qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling in the Workplace. She is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology and the EMCC, a Mental Health First Aid trainer, NLP Practitioner, qualified in Myers Briggs (MBTI) and the Positive Psychology tool Strengthscope.