The place where positive change occurs

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Julie Twist Counselling a private practice located at The Manor House in the heart of Sedgefield.

Julie Provides face to face Counselling for adults who are experiencing life’s bumpy road.

Counselling

Counselling provides you with an opportunity to talk about and express your feelings and emotions associated with your situation with a trained Counsellor who will empathise and support you without judgement throughout the process.
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Supervision

Supervision is fundamental to professional practice for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and individuals working within the helping profession. Incorporation of regular supervision into practice is regarded as ethically imperative and is a requirement of most professional bodies including the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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Get in Touch

Are you ready for positive change?

If so, get in touch with Julie and Let's Talk About You!
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Your Questions

Julie provides individual counselling for various personal issues including:

  • Anger
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Domestic Abuse / Domestic
  • Violence
  • Phobias
  • PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Separation or Divorce

From time to time you may experience tough times and challenges in life, you may feel overwhelmed by your situation and find it difficult to manage.

During these times you would benefit talking to a trained Counsellor who will help you to explore your situation.

Counselling provides a space for you to identify what may be holding you back, to increase your awareness and gain new perspectives and can help you to resolve personal issues and facilitate choices and changes you wish to make.

Julie’s aim is to enhance your emotional well-being by working with you face to face, tailoring each counselling session to your individual needs.

Each counselling session with Julie is client led which means we will collaboratively work together with whatever issue or concern you bring to the session.

During sessions you will be encouraged to talk about your situation. Julie will paraphrase and reflect back to you what you have said; this not only helps you to actually “hear what you are saying” it also helps Julie to clarify she has heard and understood what you have said.

At times it may be beneficial to introduce techniques such as practical exercises, visualisation and creativity into the sessions.

Together we will explore your reactions to your issues and concerns and how they affect you in the “here and now.”

Additionally, Julie will help you to identify your values and beliefs, strengths and qualities, thus increasing your awareness of how they fuse together, helping you to make sense of your experience, resolve difficulties and work towards a more fulfilling life.

Ultimately, Julie will work with you to establish the best possible outcome for you and your situation and providing you engage in the counselling process Julie guarantees positive change will occur.

Following your initial contact, Julie will telephone you for an informal no obligation 20 minute chat about your concern or issue.

It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have regarding the counselling process before arranging your first session.

The first session will be a consultation lasting 1 hour during which Julie will ask questions, complete paperwork, and ascertain your expectations of counselling and what you wish to achieve from counselling. Once again it is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Should you and Julie then agree to work together the frequency and amount of sessions will be negotiated and you will be asked to read and sign a contract.

The next time we meet will be your first counselling session.

Each consequent counselling session is arranged by appointment, lasts 50 minutes and normally takes place each week.

Julie recognises the importance of confidentiality and discretion; she also understands you may not wish to have any reference to counselling on your employment or GP records.

When you arrange counselling privately (apart from exceptional circumstances) Julie guarantees details of your appointments or anything you discuss during sessions will not be disclosed to your employer or GP.

When contacting Julie by email or telephone please advise as to whether or not you would like her to leave a message.

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