My name is Julia, I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I am a volunteer Counsellor at Cairns Counselling and a Children & Young Person Supporter with Cruse Scotland.
I have always loved working with people, I have many years’ experience in a supporting and mentoring role before retraining to use my skills as a person-centred counsellor.
When I have experienced a crisis in my life, whether due to relationships or the death of someone close to me, I have always found inner strength and healing from talking about my pain. However, finding someone who had the time and compassion to hear me was difficult. My family and friends meant well, but their own lives were busy. It was at these times I found the support of counsellors vital to my well-being.
Counselling gave me the gift of time where I was able to focus on me, where I felt welcomed, respected and supported in a caring and empathic, non-judgemental way. I believe each therapeutic relationship is unique and develops at its own pace. It can take time, but insight into experiences, self-belief, confidence and resilience can grow.
Well done for taking the first step to get help, I know that took courage. It would be a privilege to get to know you and help you gain this deeper understanding of your own experiences and emotions.
What WeeChange offers you is REAL.
You will be given unconditional acceptance of who you are.
You will not be alone with your feelings. I will put myself in your shoes.
You will be cherished for your qualities as my belief in you is given from the start.
You will be given a safe space to express yourself in your own time without judgement.