When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good. . . . When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens. How confusions which seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard. - Carl Rogers
Hi, my name is Julie Greenhalgh, I am a qualified counsellor and my practice is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
I have over two decades of working in the wellbeing field as an Alternative Therapist. I often encountered clients suffering from anxiety, bereavement, depression, stress, loss of job, loss of identity or low self esteem. During our sessions they often wanted to talk more in-depth about their issues. This led me to train as an Integrative Counsellor in order to provide a deeper level of support on their journey to wholeness.
My Alternative Therapist background allows me to take a holistic approach to my work, focusing on the 'whole' of client; looking at their life style, including health, lifestyle, stress factors and other contribution factors.
Having trained as a Kundalini Yoga teacher I have gained further experience to support anxiety and depression through breath work and meditations. This enables the mind to become more positive and flexible, breaking old patterns/habits that no longer serve you. For more information on Kundalini Yoga visit www.juliegreenhalgh.com.
My areas of specialty are working with teenagers, young people and adults suffering with mental health. I support those dealing with loss and change which comes in many forms such as loss of identity, loss of a loved one and relationship difficulties to name a few. I work with university students helping them to adjust to life at university, mental health and to bridge the gap when they leave university and transition into the work environment. I also work work with couples to help support them through their relationship difficulties.
Drug and alcohol
End of life
Low self esteem
Loss of identity, loss of a job etc
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you somebody else
- E E Cummings
Qualifications and Experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Level 2 Understanding Substance Misuse CPCAB
Certificates in Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies CPCAB
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Working with our Inner Child
- Facilitating Therapeutic Groups
- Addiction training; drug and alcohol and working with Anorexia and Bulimia
- Working with couples
Place2Be - A children's mental health charity which provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play.
Road Victims Trust - A local charity providing support for victims of fatal and life-changing road collisions.
Resolve - A local Drug and Alcohol Agency for adults struggling with addiction.
I volunteer at Rennie Grove Hospice where I counsel people with challenging illnesses, and life limiting illnesses; supporting their fears and anxieties and also bereavement counselling for the family and carers.