When people hear that I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist they often say things like I could never do that, I bet you hear some things. I've spent years working with my clients darkest worries, traumas, experiences, feelings of not being good enough, overwhelmed, lonely, anxious, living with painful relationships and behaviour patterns etc. Why would I choose to do that? I've faced huge challenges in my life that I've had to work through and I know its hard, sometimes it feels impossible but it is possible to work on the things you want to. I've always been interested in understanding behaviour and psychology, I've trained and worked in highly respected institutions and organisations to develop the skills and experience to run a successful practice. I'm passionate about helping others on their individual journeys of change, acceptance and of understanding no matter how complex and difficult. Sometimes only a few sessions are needed, sometimes the journey takes a bit longer but I will be there every step of the way. When we get to where you want to be and we've made that difference, well for me that's why I've got the best job in the world. If you feel like you are ready to ask some questions or take that first step then please get in touch, you will be assured a friendly welcome, Julia Summers
Sessions are conducted face to face at the Wilmslow practice or available Nationwide by phone, online via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp video.
COUNSELLING FOR YOU
Have you tried to deal with things on your own but feel like it's not enough, your stuck or you feel confused about what you want help with? Counselling can really help you to gain understanding, make the changes you want in your life and find better ways of coping. With integrative therapy the counselling sessions are tailored to you as an individual, incorporating a combination of talking therapy, CBT, trauma therapy and theory work. I work with adults and young people with a wide range of different issues from not feeling good enough, loneliness and isolation, overwhelmed, trauma, abuse, helplessness, anger, addictions, feeling confused, anxious, stressed, lost, struggling with relationships etc. If you feel ready to try, please get in touch now to book a session and start working towards realising your goals.
COUNSELLING FOR RELATIONSHIPS AND FRIENDSHIPS
Are you having difficulties in your relationships or friendships and struggling to make things better? Do you feel like you're not sure how to get things back on track or even if you want to carry on trying? Do you find yourself in one sided relationships making all the effort or feeling lonely, isolated or disconnected from others or are you wondering whether a relationship is toxic and unhealthy for you? I've got lots of experience helping my clients like you to work through difficulties with family, friendships and relationships. If you want to work on improving the connections and relationships in your life and heal from unhealthy relationships with yourself and others get in touch to book a session.
COUNSELLING FOR ANXIETY, STRESS & DEPRESSION
Do you feel like things feel out of control sometimes? Do you ever get feelings of panic, anxiety, too much stress, pressure, fear or feeling depressed or overwhelmed? My experience can help you in your daily life to cope with these thoughts and feelings but we will also work towards uncovering why this is occurring in your life. There are many different ways we can work on this together and achieve the goals you want even if it feels impossible right now. Sessions are confidential and you will be assured a friendly welcome.
ADDICTIONS AND UNHELPFUL HABITS
Life can throw many surprises at us, some good and some not, either way our ability to adapt to situations and changes is really challenged at times. Sometimes we can feel great like we are in control and things are going well but if this changes we sometimes start behaving in ways that are unhelpful in the long term. Maybe you are concerned about the amount of alcohol you drink, your gambling habits, OCD type rituals or ways you are behaving in order to numb, avoid or cope. This can sometimes create feelings of worry, anxiety and shame making you feel worse. You don't have to deal with this alone, get in touch to see how I can help.
I can help you to gain the tools and techniques to manage your anger. We can work together to understand why anger is so present in your life and ways to change that going forward. Get in touch to schedule a session.
SPECIALIST TRAUMA THERAPY
I have worked with many clients over the years who have been affected by traumatic events. Trauma can have a significant impact on your daily life regardless of whether it occured 4 weeks ago or 40 years, whether it was a single event or many. It can shape the way we think and feel, make us angry, anxious, sad, confused, stressed, make us avoid things and increase our need to use alcohol for example for coping etc. Sometimes we feel these difficult things but don't always link it to some trauma we have had. Using the Rewind Trauma Therapy technique which is documented to have a 90% success rate, we will work specifically on your trauma in the safety of the counselling room. We cannot forget what we have experienced but the aim is to reduce the effects of the trauma and this helps if you have any of the following PTSD, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety linked to specific things/situations, panic attacks etc. It is aimed at helping people who have been in accidents, witnesses/been present when traumatic events have happened, abuse - single events or multiple, with phobias and extreme anxiety etc.
You can book in sessions specifically focused on this, usually 2-6 sessions or along side any counselling we do.
Rewind Therapy is available Free with me for veterans.
I also offer a 25% discount on Rewind Therapy for those in or who are ex emergency services.
Haven Therapy, 14 Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Sk9 2LU
FEES & ACCESSING SERVICES
Face to Face counselling and psychotherapy in Wilmslow for clients in surrounding areas such as Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Cheadle, Macclesfield, Sale, Knutsford, Mobberley etc.
Online Counselling & Telephone Counselling sessions are also available. This provides flexibility for those with changeable home/work schedules and for those needing a combination of face to face and distance sessions.
I offer flexible Day, Evening & Weekend Counselling Services.
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Counselling session cost £60
Rewind Trauma Therapy- £140 each session, sessions last between 1-2 hrs. A minimum of 2 sessions to be booked 2 weeks apart.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am fully professionally qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist.
Dip Therapeutic Counsellor
Certified Supervisor with Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology.
Specialist Rewind Trauma Therapist
I have a clear DBS form (Disclosure & Barring Service) and I am fully insured.
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
I work with young people, couples, families and adults providing counselling, psychotherapy and support services.
I also work with high profile clients who may require a more bespoke service.
I can work face to face or remotely with you, this can be helpful to keep consistency if you have a busy changeable schedule and cannot always attend in person.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy services with employment assistance programs (EAPs), workplaces & staff.
Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
It is really important that you feel confident and safe to attend appointments at Haven Therapy.
In addition to Online and phone sessions, Face to face sessions are available if you feel this is essential for your mental health. In order for us to have face to face sessions I have carried out a comprehensive Covid 19 Risk Assessment. I have taken the following steps to reduce risks where I can and provide you with a safe place for us to work together.
Please take note of the following prior to your sessionand feel free to ask me any questions you may have in advance. By attending the session it will be taken that you have the read the following and you are comfortable with the steps I have taken and that I have done all I can to reduce the risk. - I am able to work with clients face to face as I have completed a comprehensive Covid 19 Risk Assessment. I have taken into consideration the current guidance provided by the Government, my insurers and my membership body the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My aim is for us to be able to work in as safe an environment as possible together. - Do not attend a session if you are experiencing Covid 19 symptoms. Covid symptoms include; a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). Please observe the current Government guidance if you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms. If you have symptoms and wish to still have your session we can do this via telephone or online. If you live in an area with localised lockdown please wear a facemask to your session unless you are exempt as per government guidelines or consider an online session. - If you consider yourself to be vulnerable to Covid 19, sessions are always available online or via telephone as an alternative. To switch from face to face to online or phone please notify me 2 hours prior to your appointment confirming whether you want your appointment to take place via Skype, WhatsApp video, Phone or Zoom. - If I develop any symptoms of Covid 19 I will notify you, please let me know if you develop symptoms and we have had a recent session. -If I am asked to provide details of who I have been in contact with by the relevant authorities I will provide your details but I will not disclose the capacity in which we have had contact so the counselling will still be confidential. - I will not be wearing a face covering/shield or mask but if you wish to do so please feel free to being your own and wear it in the session. - When we enter the counselling room the door will be opened and closed for you to avoid anyone else touching door handles.- Hand sanitiser is provided in the room for you to use as you wish. - Appointments are spaced out with longer periods between different clients attending and the room will be aired and cleaned as required. - If you wish to have the window open during the session please let me know at any time. Whilst the counselling room is sound proofed and it is highly unlikely our sessions will be audible due to the room location I cannot guarantee soundproofing with the windows open. - Seating is arranged at an appropriate distance.- Tissues are available and boxes will be wiped down after client use with sanitising wipes. If you prefer to bring your own please feel free to do so. - Please feel free to bring your own drink if you wish. - Please attend your appointment on your own. - Please arrive on time for your appointment and leave immediately afterwards. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I hope you will be feel assured that I have done all I can to reduce the risk in our sessions. Please see for the latest updates.