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Psychotherapy Plymouth | counselling plymouth, psychotherapy plymouth, couples counselling plymouth, core process psychotherapy, relationships plymouth, eating disorders plymouth, depression plymouth, abuse issues plymouth, spirituality plymouth, family therapy plymouth, bereavement plymouth

'Whatever the experience, there needs to be a reflective awareness able to return to the heart of the matter and see what is actually going on' - Ajahn Thanasanti

I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (U.K.C.P) and registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (MBACP).

I worked for many years in the Health profession as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, trainer and group facilitator.

I work with individuals, couples and families in a way that suits their autonomy. This may range from a gentle approach to a more challenging approach depending on the need of the client(s).

My employment history from 1996 to present is:

Plymouth Mind as a counsellor, trainer and group facilitator.
The Zone as a counsellor working with young people
Eating Disorders Support Plymouth as a Psychotherapist, trainer and group facilitator.
The University of Plymouth as a student counsellor.
University of Plymouth Colleges as a Lecturer on the Higher Level Counselling programmes.
Cancer Lifeline South West as a Group Facilitator
Consultant psychotherapist in private practice since 2004
Clinical Supervisor since 2005
Mindfulness Practitioner since 2010

During the past fifteen years I have worked with individuals and couples with varied and complex issues. During my therapeutic career I have gained experience in the following areas: Couples Counselling, anger management, family counselling, mindfulness-based approaches to alleviate stress, coping with terminal illness and spiritual crisis. I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness based approach that draws both from western psychotherapeutic models and the wisdom and compassion of Eastern Psychology. I am also trained in family therapy and systemic practice which is the approach particularly recommended when working with couples and families.

I have worked at the University campus as a Counsellor. Whilst supporting students through this important life transition our work together included time management, stress reduction, developing skills to cope better and managing feelings of isolation.

'Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love' - Rumi

Core Process Psychotherapy works to reclaim our inherent health and wellbeing. It draws on western psychological theories as well as being deeply informed by Buddhist mindfulness practice. It holds that awareness is inherently healing. This approach can allow us a more creative and flexible response to life's challenges and opportunities, rather than remaining trapped by past experiences and patterns. I have further training in various modalities of therapeutic work including person-centred counselling, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, family therapy and systemic practice, group analysis, pre- and perinatal psychology and professional supervision.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

I recently travelled to Germany to undertake an Externship in 'Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy' with Sue Johnson author of 'Hold me Tight'. EFT is a short term (8 to 20 sessions) structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980's by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg. This approach is also used with families and individuals. Interventions in EFT integrate a humanistic, experiential approach to restructuring emotional experience and a systemic structural approach to restructuring interactions. A substantial body of research now exists on the effectiveness of EFT. It is based on the first coherent and substantially validated theory of adult love - attachment theory. This explanatory framework allows for a coherent understanding of the drama of distress, the goals of therapy and the key moves and moments that define love relationships. EFT is able to address the strengths of the bond between partners. It views relationship distress as maintained by absorbing states of negative emotion (S. Johnson, 2013)  

Testimonials

Individual Psychotherapy

'Just a few lines to thank you for your time spent with me over the past four years. Firstly, I have experienced a wholly supportive and compassionate rapport with you, which was quickly established from the start of therapy. You have always expressed your reflections and interpretations freely and quietly in a manner that led me into new understanding and growth, and offered insights from different perspectives that have given me confidence in my own responses and helped me with questions of values and beliefs.
 
Your knowledge and skill have led me to some significant insights about my experience and emotional life, and put me on a new path: which may lead who knows where,
but I'm in a much stronger place to explore. I know that your commitment to an ethical process will always benefit your clients first and foremost.
 
I will take  pleasure in recommending you to others.
Graham P

'I started therapy out of desperation, having had a really bad depressive episode. I turned up for my first session with a clip board and list of things to 'do'. It wasn't long before I let go of the list and started to experience new insights into myself and my emotions. I find it hard to put into words how I feel I have developed. The warmth and trust shared in the sessions helped me begin to be comfortable with myself. No - more than that - begin to accept, trust and like myself!

I have been able to let go of old ways which weren't helpful, and recover, hold on to and cherish beautiful memories. Things which had 'stuck' in childhood, now don't grip me emotionally, I've been able to really let go. I found the sessions challenging but not threatening. I can't express how much more peaceful I feel now in my mind and in every cell of my body. I've learned how to experience and handle my emotions. I now feel better equipped to cope with the inevitable difficulties, losses and changes of life and death . '
Steve

Couples Therapy

'After calling for Julie's help we arrived on her doorstep with our marriage in the most profoundly critical condition. Our marital crisis had reached the point of no return, it really was make or break.

A year on, we are transformed from those awful days of desperation and despair, thanks to Julie's diligent attention and careful navigation of our traumatic situation. Her approach is sensitively enquiring combined with a respectful navigation of tender emotions resulting in effective communication of deeply embedded issues. Her uncanny ability to guide us back to a place where we were able to appreciate the love and respect we had for each other, and the dignity to communicate on a mutually satisfying level has been invaluable.

We still visit Julie, as we both feel that our time with her is an investment in our marriage, and offers us the opportunity to regularly 'tidy up' our marital garden, and keep the blooms within it flowering.'
Mr and Mrs S

'There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart'
- Lao-tzu


Psychotherapy Plymouth | counselling plymouth, psychotherapy plymouth, couples counselling plymouth, core process psychotherapy, relationships plymouth, eating disorders plymouth, depression plymouth, abuse issues plymouth, spirituality plymouth, family therapy plymouth, bereavement plymouthTraining, Qualifications & Experience
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
Registered (MBACP)
Full member Institute of Welfare
MA Core Process Psychotherapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Group Analytical Training (1 year)
Foundation in Family Therapy (1 year)
Certificate in Education.
Introduction to working with couples.
Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Therapy Training (2 years)
Intermediate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Certificate in Supervision
Teacher Training in The Mindfulness in Schools Project www.mindfulnessinschools.org
Teacher Training in Mindfulness based approaches www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness
Specialist Teacher Training in MBCT for Cancer

I have training in Supervision from ‘The Centre for Supervision and Team Development’ (www.cstd.co.uk) including:

Core Supervision Skills
Group Supervision Skills
Therapeutic Supervision Course
Advanced Supervision Course

As part of my professional practice I have ongoing supervision. I continue to progress through various courses and trainings to enhance my Professional development.

My Current Fees are:
£50 for individual psychotherapy/supervision
£60 for emotionally focused couples therapy
£70 for systemic family therapy
£70 for business coaching

To make an appointment with Julie please call on 07966003872 or email juliejeffs1@gmail.com

The fee is payable at the end of each session by cash, cheque or debit/credit card

Psychotherapy Plymouth | counselling plymouth, psychotherapy plymouth, couples counselling plymouth, core process psychotherapy, relationships plymouth, eating disorders plymouth, depression plymouth, abuse issues plymouth, spirituality plymouth, family therapy plymouth, bereavement plymouth
Psychotherapy Plymouth | counselling plymouth, psychotherapy plymouth, couples counselling plymouth, core process psychotherapy, relationships plymouth, eating disorders plymouth, depression plymouth, abuse issues plymouth, spirituality plymouth, family therapy plymouth, bereavement plymouthJulie Jeffs
Telephone: 01752 560002
Mobile: 07966 003872
Email: info@psychotherapyplymouth.co.uk

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• Addictions
• Bereavement, loss/grief
• Cancer related issues
• Childhood and adult abuse issues
• Couples Counselling
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