More About Me
Counselling in Binstead
Counselling in Ryde

Julia Bailey


I think it’s really important to know that I am pretty normal and not scary, but gentle and compassionate.

Originally from East London/Essex, I do not get shocked easily and will not run away when things are emotional. I am married and have 2 children who do not like me referring to them as ‘my babies’ at 19 and 22 years old!

At 51 (but feeling like 23) and have all the life experience that this brings, including many of the overwhelming and distressing life events that people attend counselling to work through. Working with all ages is a real privilege and keeps my outlook across all stages of life. I love my job and being with others as they move from often being profoundly unhappy to being settled and happy.

Professional Me


Qualifications: I have a degree in Person Centred Counselling, supervise other professionals and have taught counselling. Being BACP Accredited and Registered, assures you that I work professionally, with rules on how I work to put you first and keep you safe while you explore emotional aspects of life.

  • BACP - Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, BAPCA - British Association of the Person Centred Approach, PCATA Person Centred Art Therapy Association and IWAFT - Isle of Wight Family Therapy Association.

  • DBS Checked

  • Up to date and continuing professional development and safeguarding training.

  • £5,000,000 Liability Insurance

I do not have all the answers but I can offer 15 years of working with people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs with more that 12,000 counselling hours behind me.

I have worked for individual clients, employer schemes for staff (NHS, Police, Ambulance, Teachers, Engineering etc), as well as working for the NHS in Essex, Councils and in schools.
" If we break a leg, we get help from an expert. It’s important to make sure that our emotional injury and mental health is looked after too. "

Most Common Questions:

Is Counselling for me?

Yes it’s for everyone - it’s about being with another human being who respects you, accepts and values you and is open and honest, so making it easier to talk about things that are difficult. I work with individuals, couples and families.

The youngest client I have worked with was age 4 and the oldest 92 years old.

What happens during the sessions?

We gently sort through feelings, problems and events to help find ways to feel better and maybe make practical changes.

What is Mental Health?

Being in distress is not about being ill, but life around us being really hard and causing us emotional pain. Sometimes this can make us feel ill physically.

What is a Counsellor?

It’s a profession with standards for qualifications and practice – BACP Accreditation means that you know your Counsellor is highly trained and practices in a safe and ethical way.

Can I trust my Counsellor?

Confidentiality is central and your information will not be passed to family, work, GP etc...

Information is only shared to prevent serious harm or if the Counsellor needs professional support with a supervisor, who will not know your name.