Julia Godden

counsellor

Hello, I’m glad you’re here. 

Prior to my work as a counsellor, I worked within the field of social and community care for 20+ years. My interest and work in a therapeutic modality began in 2003 when I initially trained within a counselling framework before coming back for further training within integrative counselling in 2017. 

I am a counsellor, energy practitioner, artist and was a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher so my knowledge and way of working is rooted within a mind/body/energy and humanistic approach. 

I am informed by different traditions for transformation, growth and development which has enabled me to deepen my capacity to be with a wide range of people exactly where they are.

I offer you support with any struggle; in any amount of pain or discomfort you feel. 

This allows me to facilitate the therapeutic process with compassion.

My values include individual difference, integrity, ethics and following an inner compass and one’s own path.

You will feel heard and respected.

My life experience has been enriched with many deep and profound teachings and wisdom. I bring this, as part of myself into the therapy room with my own grounded understanding of various theories to work alongside you, not to be the expert of you.

I work well with people navigating changes, throughout the stages of life. 

I am particularly interested in working with people most impacted by ill health or invisible illness and chronic pain as a lived experience counsellor. 

I have ongoing interest in working with loss, transitions and grief of any kind, particularly with women. 

I aim to be anti-oppressive in my practice, working diversely and includes challenging my own biases and awareness of my privilege.

My life’s work is; to be with an emerging process that supports a breaking open to a deeper truth. To feel more alive, whole. To feel more of an integrated or congruent self, with a sense of deeper acceptance of the self and to not be so limited by the conditions we (can unknowingly) take on. It is a process. One of inquiry, awareness, understanding and unravelling. We can do this much easier when we feel supported.

I can support you in that. 

The best way of deciding if you would like to work with me is to have a conversation by clicking the link below

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Memberships & Certifications

  • 2015 Member of BACP

 

  • 2018 Certified in E.F.T and Matrix Re-imprinting Practitioner
 
  • 2020 Member of Counsellors Together Members Club

education background

  • 2003 Option Process Mentor/Counsellor 
  • 2009 Visual Arts Diploma 
  • 2009 Yoga and meditation level 2
  • 2017  Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • 2018 E.F.T Level 1 and 2 and Matrix Reimprinting

  • 2020  Counselling Online Certificate

Professional Experience

  • An extensive history of employment within housing, social and community care environments supporting a varied population of adults and young people created an understanding for Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences. 
  • Teacher, and Teacher Training in Yoga and Meditation informs my current professional practice, as does my work within art and creativity. 
  •  I have provided counselling within an agency setting specialised in substance misuse and a hospice where counselling was offered to bereaved, carers and people with life limiting illness.