Julie Askew PhD

Tel: 06 37 85 15 45

Email: dr.julieaskew@gmail.com

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:

o Relationship issues
o Family conflict
o Anxiety and panic disorders
o Parenting

o Anger management
o Depression
o Sexual issues
o Divorce
o Self esteem
o Bereavement
o Body image and weight issues
o LGBTQ safe space

Approach to Therapy: I use an integrated approach which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy. I see individuals, couples and families, and have trained in a systemic approach which allows me to specialize in working with relationships.

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 or Facetime. I also offer generalized answers to questions via my Agony Aunt sections on English Informer in France. 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. I also increasingly see French clients who are able to converse in English, particularly where they are attending for relationship therapy with their English or American spouse.