Hi, my name is Julie Ovett and I run a modern mindful therapy practice in Worthing, West Sussex.
I work with Adults, Couples, Young people and Families looking at a wide range of issues, including anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, stress, anger, abuse, depression and trauma.
I became interested in counselling when, nearly 20 years ago, I was mentoring university students with mental health difficulties. All my students were seeing counsellors so I felt I should find out more about it. I looked, loved and the rest, as they say, is history.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
I am an Accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy and a member of their coaching division. I am also a member UKRCP and The Association for Independent Practitioners(AIP).
I have a BACP approved Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. A CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a Graduate of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (GCIPD) having worked in the HR dept at a major insurance company.
I uphold and am bound by the codes of conduct and ethical guidelines of the BACP and UKRCP
I am fully insured and have regular supervision
I regularly attend professional and personal development courses throughout the year to enhance my knowledge and service to you.
I have a clear safeguarding policy for working with young people.
Specializing in Anxiety Treatment, Depression, Overwhelming Emotions, Students and Couples Therapy
Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure or low self worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy and poor concentration.
1st Dec 2018- Mental Health Foundation.
Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid- particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. it can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.
Relationships are a very meaningful part of our lives and can bring us a great deal of happiness and fulfilment. strong connections with our loved ones, friends and work colleagues allow us to be at our healthiest and most productive and for many these relationships offer an important source of advice, guidance, love and support.
-Counselling Directory 2019
When they go wrong it can turn our worlds upside down.
A romantic relationship is one of the closest forms of relationship that we have. Choosing a partner and staying together through life's ups and downs is rarely simple- if you choose to get married, buy a home or start a family, this will add to the stress and complexity. Few, if any, relationship exists without conflict. If you find yourself constantly arguing or growing resentful of your partner, it is natural to start to question whether the relationship is worth it. Working with a counsellor will allow you to see the issues from an objective point of view, and help mediate without the inherent emotional investment, and can take the heat out of many situations.
Being a young person in today's society is full of pit holes. the pressure from social media, friends, parents, school, college or university are full of challenges both positive and negative. trying to navigate these whilst also trying to understand yourself and your place in society can often lead to stress anxiety or depression.. talking to someone outside your social group or parents can help you see things more clearly whilst also learning techniques to alleviate anxiety and stress..
Asperger's syndrome also known as Asperger's is a developmental disorder characterised by significant difficulties in social interactions and non verbal communication. People with Asperger's see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. if you have Asperger's syndrome you have it for life , it is not an illness or disease and cannot be cured. Often people feel that their Asperger's is a fundamental part of their identity.
-National Autistic Society 2019
My experience of working with Asperger's syndrome started when I worked with Autism Wessex, then with the first officially diagnosed student at Bournemouth university. I have worked with lots of Asperger clients in my practice.