Dr Julie May Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor DCouns & Psych, MA, BA (Hons), MBACP (Snr Accred)

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Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor in Fareham

Have you considered Counselling, Psychotherapy or EMDR in Fareham?

Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to
take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again


We all struggle with life from time to time and it can help to talk things through with someone who is friendly, understanding and non-judgmental, to find a way forward. I offer a warm, confidential and supportive therapy service, based in a professional and private setting in the heart of Fareham, within easy reach of Gosport, Southampton and Portsmouth.

I am a very experienced and professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist, having been in practice for 20 years. Clients come to see me for many reasons and with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships under strain or breaking down, bereavement, bullying, work related stress and abuse. I see my role as supporting the client in resolving the difficulties which are holding them back from living a positive, fulfilling life. Essentially, I work from a relationship perspective, drawing upon all the major Counselling and Psychotherapy theoretical frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to meet the needs of each individual client. I am also trained to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) for clients who have experienced trauma, abuse or bullying.

The first appointment is an assessment, or “toe in the water” session, which enables the client to check out the process and decide whether working with me could be helpful for them. During our ongoing work together, we regularly carry out a review, to ensure the client is getting what they need. I work with individuals, on either a short term or longer term basis, usually with weekly or fortnightly appointments. Short term work is typically around 6 to 8 sessions and longer term work can extend to a time frame to accommodate the client.

My Professional Body is the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) with whom I hold Registered Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist membership and an obligation to work within the their code of practice known as The Ethical Framework. I am a recognised provider for private medical insurers, PrueHealth, CIGNA, Aviva and WPA (Western Provident Association Limited). I also offer clinical and academic supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists and am a member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland.

If you have any queries, or would like to make an appointment, please give me a call or drop me an email. I will respond to your message promptly.

Where I Can Help

I am experienced in helping clients who are encountering difficulties in many areas, including:

  • Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties or Breakdown
  • Low Self-Esteem or Self-Confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Life Changes
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Work Related Issues
  • Addiction
  • Trauma (including violence, assault and historic abuse)

My Practice

The West Street Counselling Centre is a private and professional practice, conveniently situated in central Fareham, in the main West Street retail and business area.

I offer counselling and therapy for Fareham, Portsmouth, Gosport, Southampton and surrounding areas. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. The initial appointment is an assessment session, to enable you to put a toe in the water, without any commitment, to check out if you are comfortable with the therapy process.

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