About me

I formerly worked as a carer with the elderly and then with technically dependent children with the NHS. After I’d had my children I decided I needed to work in a more empowering way, while still helping others.

I began studying counselling with The Open University and then moved to study at the Iron Mill Academy in Exeter where I qualified as an Integrative counsellor in 2015.

During my time as a counsellor I have worked with a diverse range of clients from many different backgrounds and with a wide variety of issues. I have worked in a number of settings which has provided me with training in different ways of working while strengthening my core skills in counselling. I am currently working towards accreditation. I am also committed to continue my professional development and training on an ongoing basis to ensure that I am always working in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.

When I’m not at work I enjoy long walks with my family, going on adventures, drawing and painting, and writing.

Sessions:

  • Sessions are one hour long, and usually once a week.
  • The number of sessions you require will depend on your needs.
Rates
  • The first introductory session is free, where we will discuss your needs and you can get to know me enough to decide if you would like to work with me.
  • Sessions are £40 per hour.
  • A concessionary rate of £25 will be considered if you are on benefits or struggling financially.

I currently work from home in Innerleithen, Scottish Borders.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy. It is a process where you can feel safe talking to someone who listens to your point of view, who accepts who you are, who doesn't tell you what to do and who will not discriminate against you.

It can help you
  • Understand difficult emotions
  • Make sense of your circumstances
  • Work out your own options
  • Move on better equipped to cope with the future

People come to counselling with many different experiences.

  • You may feel angry, scared, sad, depressed, anxious, stressed or lonely.
  • You may be grieving, have a lack of confidence, a difficult decision to make, difficulty sleeping, concerns about sex or experience of abuse.
  • Your problems may be with relationships, family, work or school.
  • You can talk about and work with your individual needs.

There is safety in exploring your own experience in a confidential environment. I liken it to being on a journey. You may find you need to stop and look at the map for some reason. Perhaps you are lost, or don’t like the road you have been on. Maybe you wonder what other roads are out there. It might be that the ride has been very bumpy or traumatic even. Counselling offers you a chance to stop, look at the map and have time to yourself to help with the next step.

If we do not change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are headed.Lao Tzu

In this time I don’t tell you where to go nor do I judge your progress. It can be very helpful having someone looking at the map with you. If I  point to what I see on the map, this may enhance your view.Juliana Hopkins

If you would like to make an enquiry, please contact me using the form below:
Or contact by phone at 07951 066888.