Julie Elston
Reg. MBACP (Accred) MBPsS

Hello, my name is Julie Elston and I welcome you to my website.


I am a registered and accredited therapist (MBACP) and a Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

I am a passionate, creative and value led integrative therapist who creates environments where a person's needs can be sensitively met whilst providing confidentiality and remaining non-judgemental.

I provide counselling and therapeutic services to adults, children and young people.  I am committed to a total quality of care where people are actively involved in the counselling they receive and are encouraged to explore and resolve their concerns.


I am a recognised therapist for a number of local authorities, BUPA and Health Assured.  I am also an approved therapist for the PFOA (Police Firearms Officers Association) providing counselling to officers and their families.


I have a breadth of experience of providing therapy in a range of settings including my own private practice, family homes, local community centres, schools, colleges, drug and alcohol centres and children’s homes.


I have extensive experience of counselling young people and staff working within the adoption, fostering and residential child care sector. I provide life story work for children who are moving to or have been placed in permanent settings including adoption, Special Guardianship and Kinship Care for London Boroughs. I have provided services for schools offering counselling and advice on social, emotional and behavioural issues faced by children and young people.


I hold an enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enables people to know that I have been independently checked as being a safe person to work with vulnerable groups including children. For more information please visit the DBS website.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the British Psychological Society

  • BACP Registered Independent Counsellor

  • Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Training & Qualifications


  • BACP and UKRCP Accreditation and Registration

  • BACP Diploma in Counselling

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

  • Diploma in Theory and Counselling for Children and Young People

  • Cert. Management of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

  • BTEC Continuing Education in Special Needs and Learning

Relevant Short Courses

  • Attachment and Loss

  • Responding to Child to Parent Violence

  • Therapeutic Life Story work

  • Gendered Intelligence, understanding gender diversity

  • Working with Dilemmas in Dual Relationships

  • Bereavement Therapy

  • Working with PTSD

  • ‘Changing Minds’ Neuroscience, Attachment and Trauma

  • Common Assessment Framework, Lead Professional & Information Sharing Training

  • Solihull Approach Training (Family Interview Technique)

  • Safeguarding

  • Solution Focused Approach

  • Peer Mentoring

  • Staff Supervision

  • Working with Aggression

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Team –Teach Behavioural Management Technique

  • Restorative Justice

  • CORE Assessment

  • Domestic violence and relationships

  • Anxiety, Stress and Suicide

  • Treating PTSD, Trauma and Phobias with the Rewind technique

Voluntary Counselling

  • Turning Point (drugs and alcohol rehabilitation)

  • Thanet Supported Living Services

  • South Kent College

Location & Fees

I can offer either short or long term therapy dependent on need. Our sessions would normally be weekly and would last for 50mins. I can provide daytime and evening appointments.

My practice is in Penmaenmawr which is located near Conwy in North Wales. I am less than a mile from the station and have parking available outside my practice.

Please contact me for my fees. I offer a reduced fee to trainee counsellors.