About 2018-07-09T20:36:54+00:00

About us

Change Counselling & Psychotherapy offers a tailored support to give momentum to the change that is needed for your personal and professional wellbeing.

Accompanying you in this journey is the best way I have found to share with you my unfailing confidence into the human capacity to evolve and be at its best.

We may be very keen on improving ourselves whilst being aware that a lot is at stake if we do so. We are afraid of challenging our certainties, our comfort, our identity and therefore of losing the people we love and not knowing what to do with our life any more. We want to change without changing anything!

Giving yourself the means to get better is an act of freedom and a gift to yourself.

Changing means understanding yourself better and giving meaning to what is happening to you in order to feel empowered by overcoming it.

Changing is learning how to express your concerns freely without shame and fear because it is paradoxically hard to do so with those close to you.

Changing necessitates another person as we need an external watchful eye to see ourselves differently. Such a person has the duty to be respectful and considerate.

Changing above all starts with changing perspective.

Julia Berthon, BACP (Reg), BPS
Psychotherapist, Psychologist and Coach

After a 10-year career as a lawyer, my passion for human potentialities led me to become a coach and a trainer on work-related and life issues. I then qualified as a psychologist and psychodynamic psychotherapist.

As a coach, my approach is solution-focused and person-centered. I have a wealth of experience – 13 years ago I founded a charity supporting young people and students in their choice of career. This also involved training volunteer mentors working for companies involved in aid programmes. I also ran my own company for 7 years specialising in HR support, professional assessment, managerial skills development and psychosocial risk prevention.

As a psychotherapist, I work integratively. My background is psychodynamic but my practice led me to integrate other approaches in order to adapt to each person’s needs. I am particularly keen on focusing on the relationship between mind, body and spirit. I have worked with a wide range of mental health issues from mild to complex. My practice led me to specialise in trauma and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). I currently work at CPSL Mind and The Cogwheel Trust, two Cambridge-based mental health charities. I also have a private practice, working with adults, young people, couples and families.

Professional affiliations

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) – Trained member

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Trauma Treatment (BPS approved)
  • CBT modules (BPS approved)
  • Training in Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotrauma
  • Training in Family and Couple Therapy
  • Training in Group Dynamics
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Child Protection
  • Professional Master’s Degree in Psychopathologies and psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Hons)
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Hons)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Coaching
  • MA in Business and Intellectual Property Law