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Julie Stephenson
Counsellor, Admin Support, and Counsellor Coordinator 

"Hi I'm Julie. I currently work within Creative Minds as an adult and young persons counsellor, as well as offering administration support. I have previously worked at the HMP justice system as part of the Drug Alcohol Recovery Team (DART) providing support to those struggling with substance misuse issues. I also have 10 years NHS ward based experience, providing person centred support and care to those with acute functional mental health assessment needs. I am a qualified person centred counsellor, and graduated in July 2020. I have a passion and a personal interest in functional mental health issues and I am dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, non judgemental, fluid space to enable each person to bring themselves as the expert in the hope of creating self - awareness, acceptance and change. 

 

I joined creative minds - north star counselling cic as a volunteer in the summer of 2019, Drawn by what they aim to achieve with early intervention, flexibility, zero waiting lists and giving ALL the opportunity to change the things they wish to change. I firmly believe in all that they do and have seen first hand the great services they provide to children, young people and their families and adults. I am proud to now be a counsellor at this amazing small community business and hope to continue to grow as a practitioner and as part of the team"

Qualifications

- FdA in counselling

- I am a BACP member and working towards accreditation

- I am Fully insured 

- I am DBS enhanced disclosure

- Inside of Autism

- I have training in Basic Life Support

- I attend regular supervision with a qualified supervisor

- Mental Health First Aid Certificate - Youth

- I participate in regular CPD courses to ensure my theory, practice and knowledge is up to date, ethical, and of the highest standards.