Wanting a better life for ourselves and for our families is something many of us think about. A better life will mean different things to each of us. It may mean a happier life, a less stressful life or one that has a better work/life balance. It may mean having the energy and enthusiasm to face the day, to not feel anxious in social situations or to overcome a fear that has affected you for years. If you have struggled with depression, anxiety, anger, or any other of the many negative emotions in life, then maybe you would like some help to deal with that.
It is not always easy to talk about your problems or to express your feelings. I understand this can be a difficult process and will support you through treatment, at a pace you are comfortable with. I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk about yourself and the problems you are struggling with. Together we will work towards helping you manage your problems so you are better equipped to deal with life's many challenges in the future.
I am licensed in the UK with 16 years of professional work experience. The two models of therapy I practice are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person-Centred Counselling. Some of the areas I have experience in helping clients with are stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including a Young Offenders Institution, Residential Care for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, Social Services working with young people who had been in care, CRUSE Bereavement Care and most recently the NHS.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and I adhere to their Codes of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics.
I am fully insured, receive regular supervision and attend regular training as part of my Continued Professional Development which ensures I maintain the highest standards of best practice.
For me, the best part about being a therapist is seeing the changes and the progress each person makes. Every day they are challenging themselves and learning and making connections they had previously been unaware of. The difference this can make to their lives is incredible and can help them take the necessary steps to bring about the better life they have wanted for so long.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #147452
Julie Baker is a great therapist. :)
She is very empathatic, but pushes me where it needs pushing.
She helped me alot with my self confidence and is encouraging me to live a better and happier life.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Julie is calm and understanding I enjoyed my sessions with her thoroughly
Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes