Julie Askew PhD

Tel: 06 37 85 15 45

Email: julie.askew@hofstra.edu

Website: www.drjules.com  

Why Seek Counselling? At times we can all feel challenged or stuck, overwhelmed by life stresses or yearning for better relationships with the people we care about. It is natural to desire happiness and contentment, but finding that balance is not always easy and sometimes we need a little extra help to get there. It can feel scary to seek that help, but by coming to this website you have already begun the process towards change and growth.

Counselling helps us to face the challenges in our lives by recognizing and changing ineffective, repetitive and destructive patterns of thought, communication and behaviour. Over 20 years of solid training and experience enable me to help you resolve both inner personal conflicts and stress, as well as relational problems. I will work with you in a supportive and confidential setting to relieve your symptoms of distress as you gain insight into your self, focus on your strengths and goals, and develop the skills to find solutions to your current problems. Together we will help you to bring about a sense of healing and regained control.

Training and Experience:

  • Two year diploma in Counselling

  • Former bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care

  • Diplomas in NLP and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

  • Former Counsellor with the NHS in Brighton, UK

  • Two year postgraduate Diploma in Couples Counselling & Sex Therapy from Maudsley Hospital & Institute of Psychiatry, London

  • Master's Degree in Psychotherapy from South Bank University, London

  • PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Georgia, USA (five years)

  • Formerly accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP

  • Formerly accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York, USA (license # 000751)

  • Professor at Hofstra University, training Masters students on the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, New York, USA

  • Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (AAMFT) - 2 year training

  • Published in various academic journals on subjects such as women's health, adolescent identify, sexual health, sexual risk taking and couples relationships

  • Certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Common Problems Seen in Therapy:

  • Relationship issues

  • Family conflict

  • Anxiety and panic disorders

  • Parenting

  • Self esteem

  • Bereavement

  • Anger management

  • Depression

  • Sexual issues

  • Divorce

  • Body image and weight issues

  • LGBTQ safe space

Approach to Therapy: I use an integrated approach which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy.

Practicalities: I offer a free 20-minute consultation so you can decide if I am the right therapist for you. My website has more details on my training and experience, as well as questions about fees and how therapy works. We can meet in person, or via online therapy, which usually takes place on Skype. I also offer generalized answers to questions via my Agony Aunt sections on English Informer in France and Ex-Pat Radio. Please contact me to discuss what your difficulties are, and I look forward to helping you on your journey.

Languages Spoken: Therapy takes place in English. Clients with mostly French speaking partners or family members can also be helped if all are willing!

Siret Number: 81260896600014


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