Meet Julie Thomson
BAPC Registered Counsellor
My experience in life is that it can be tricky, sometimes a lot more than tricky. And it can also offer wonderful things. It has been my passion since I was young to travel. I love meeting new people. I love learning new languages and finding ways to communicate. I love that moment when I feel I have connected with someone. It’s the reason why I became a therapist. It feels like magic to connect beyond just the surface of the daily routine; it feels like an honour.
It perhaps sounds corny to write that, in my work as a therapist, I hope to find that magic with the clients I work with.
The connections we make are what allow us to share stories, and in the telling of stories, we find common links, bonds, and understanding.
A client recently was surprised by my belief that therapy is often a two-way relationship, and not necessarily in the sense of supporting one another, but in connecting. It is a powerful dynamic when a client trusts enough to be willing to be 'seen' and is indeed 'seen' by the therapist and valued. Powerful enough to allow change, YES!
Powerful enough to create magic? Perhaps that is what change is. We create magic when we change the patterns that hold us and limit us. We create magic when we allow ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.
It is important for me to listen to you and understand your perspective as I believe strongly that connections to one another are what make life inspiring and meaningful.
I offer a space in which to explore your voice - listening to your hopes and dreams - and, through the tricky challenges that life throws at us, offer a different perspective, finding options and opportunities.I work with a person-centred approach, listening to what you need and using CBT informed approaches as well as NLP inspired skills.
My work experience has been gained over almost 30 years of working with people across continents and always with a passion to understand and connect. I have lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. I speak English and Spanish, and very, very rusty French and Japanese!
As well as my work in private practice, I work as a school counsellor with young people from 12-18, and I work with children 5-12 offering play therapy. This can involve meeting with families, when appropriate, and working alongside parents and carers, if the child or young person feels this is beneficial.
My work in private practice is with adults and young people alike.
I trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor, studying the postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at the University of Strathclyde. Since then, I have undertaken CBT informed training.
Whilst working as a Child Play therapist, I have completed training in Supervision, Parent Partnership, Safeguarding, Assessing and Formulating, Clinical Management, Group Work. I have also trained in Seasons for Growth
Currently, I am developing further my interest in Hypnotherapy, although I do have a certificate level training. I am also looking to gain further qualifications in Family Therapy, which I am in the process of doing.
I have extensive experience working with young people, children, and families as well as adults.
I offer a free first 15 minute phone consultation. Get in touch on 0141 291 5024
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the invaluable help you have given me. When I first came to see you I wasn't sure about counselling and whether it would help me, but I had made a promise to seek help to my family and fortunately it led me to you. From our first session you helped me to unleash feelings and emotions that I had bottled up for years and you also helped me to realise how to let go and move on. I am having the most calm and stress free peiod of my life and we are almost a year down the line. The discussions, analysis and results of our conversations have been amazing for me, and my friends and family have been taking note. My wife prefers the new me or at least the upgraded version.
I would just like to say thank you so much. You changed my world.
For a free 15 minute initial consultation call 0141 291 5024 or fill in the form and I'll be in touch.
0141 291 5024
9 Fitzroy Place
Glasgow G3 7RH