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We could meet at my practice in Enfield or online via Zoom for a one-off consultation, which might be helpful in deciding whether to pursue psychotherapy or clinical supervision. Please do get in touch. All enquiries are treated in a confidential nature.
I am a registered Clinical Supervisor with the UKCP and offer supervision in the North London area and via Zoom to individuals, groups and organisations. My Psychotherapy practice in Southgate, is also conveniently located for the London Boroughs of Haringey and Barnet.
All sessions, whether individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling or Clinical Supervision are also offered as online sessions via Zoom.
I offer therapy for people with a wide range of issues from stress, depression, bereavement, anxiety, bullying, relationship problems and more.
Some people will come to therapy because they simply want to understand their own behaviours and emotional reactions. I am happy to work short-term (up to 12 sessions) or for longer.
I work with therapists and others in caring professions to develop fresh insight, work more effectively and maintain good practice in their work. I am happy to work with trainees or those newly qualified, as well as more experienced practitioners.
I work with all couples, heterosexual and LGBTQIA+. The therapy is a space to address some relational patterns that are not serving the relationship. It can also be an opportunity for each person to really hear what the other one is saying, and to find new ways to communicate when things feel stuck.
Sometimes couples therapy can help the couple move forward as a pair. Other times the therapy provides a space in which to have a healthy and mutually agreed ending to a relationship.
I have a long-time interest in working with the body in therapy, both in terms of working with body symptoms and also bringing awareness to breath, body sensations and movement as a way into feeling and as a portal into unconscious processes and communication.
I sometimes use movement and dance in psychotherapy sessions, and I run a conscious dance practice which offers, amongst other things, therapeutic benefits.
I have extensive experience of working in the public sector, voluntary sector as well as in private practice and for Employee Assistance Services (EAPs). I have provided clinical supervision to diverse groups including volunteers at a mental health drop in, nursing staff, a women’s aid organisation, a young people’s counselling project, an NHS sexual health department and trainees working at a mental health advocacy project.
Having worked in an inner city NHS clinic for 12 years, I have had exposure to a diverse client group in terms of culture, disability, economic backgrounds, religion, race and sexual orientation. I am strongly committed to working with difference and with respect for the issues that lie therein. I have also worked extensively over many years in private practice with a range of clients.
My practice is active in the the area of Couples Counselling. I am able to bring a grounded, relational approach to this work in which each party is able to feel heard and understood. I offer the space in a safe and contained way when there is conflict in the room.
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. My general approach is Integrative, which recognises that there are significant similarities between different ways of working, and there will be times when one therapeutic orientation is more useful than others. My special interest is in Transpersonal Psychotherapy; in particular Process Orientated Psychology (Process Work).
I have had a lot of experience of working with teenagers and young people, setting up services within the NHS aimed at this age group. I am currently an active member of a team which works in Inner London Secondary Schools.
Sometimes feelings are hard to access and name, and I will offer the opportunity to 'tune in' to yourself through awareness of body processes and symptoms. I will also offer the opportunity to use drawing, writing, guided creative imagination or movement.
As well as my work in psychotherapy, I run a conscious dance practice which offers amongst other things, self awareness and stress relief through being guided into breath and body movement.
Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision:
Julia's private practice is in Southgate, North London N14.
There is unrestricted, free parking outside the property.
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I aim to be fully compliant with current GPDR legislation and to let you know how I use and protect the data you’ve given me. GDPR replaces the previous Data Protection Act. I wish to be transparent with regard to the processes I have in place. Identifiable information, if shared, will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. I follow guidance from my governing bodies UKCP and my insurers Towngate.
As a private practitioner and supervisor, I’m considered the data processor and controller in my practice. As the data controller, I process some of your personal data. During the assessment process information such as next of kin, family members and medication are gathered and held. This is encrypted (if digital) and securely stored. No one but me can access this information.
Data Processing means obtaining, recording or holding information. The definition is very wide, and most of what I do involves a degree of processing. I process the personal data I have collected as controller. I maintain records of personal data and processing activities and hold responsibility should there be a breach.
This is a primary concern and is separate to other terms and conditions. As my client, you can withdraw consent at any time. I hope to offer you choice and control. As a therapist and supervisor who occasionally uses creative interventions, I want to ensure you know that any drawings or art done in session is yours. I will store this material safely and dispose of it in a timely manner. I will never use any of your data/artworks for writing, publishing, research or training purposes.
I have bi-weekly ongoing supervision for support/creative inspiration and to ensure that my practice is safe. When I share client material or images this is always done confidentially, protecting your identity. Nobody but me has access to any of your data. I will keep this process under review and refresh it if anything changes.
I keep notes on the ongoing work that I do with clients, but only use initials to identify people and I keep these notes minimal. I hold notes for five years. After this time frame, they're disposed of securely. You have a right to see the information I hold about you should you wish to. You have a right to change any information which you consider to be incorrect. You can also ask me to delete all/any of the information that I hold. There are however some details I need to keep due to legal and professional obligations.
I promise to keep all sensitive data safely. This involves using passwords and encrypted documents. I keep all sensitive data in a lockable file. I dispose of data by shredding documents after the counselling has finished after a 5 year window. I dispose of emails on a regular basis.
While we work together I will store your name and phone number on my smartphone. I will only contact you in response to you or concerning appointments. I do not engage with clients through any social media.
In the event of a complaint.
Please contact me directly. If we cannot resolve this you could then contact the Information Commissioner Office ( ICO). I am registered with them and my reference is ZA257108 (A8189801). https://ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/ or Guidance for GDPR Compliance.
In compliance with my membership of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, I am required to hold an up-to-date Professional Will. In the event of a sudden cessation of my therapy practice eg through an accident or death, I have appointed 2 Professional Executors and a Co-ordinator who would manage things on my behalf. This is arranged for your welfare as my client and every step is taken to ensure GDPR standards are met. The Exectors and Co-ordinator have access to a password protected document with the names and contact details for all my clients. However they are instructed only to view these details in the event my becoming incapacitated.