Growing Wings


Welcome to Growing Wings

Empowering You to Heal and Soar

Trauma Psychotherapy and Humanistic Counselling for Adults, Children and Young People in Swansea and Online


Are you facing challenges or difficulties that are weighing you down? Do you or your loved ones need support to navigate the complexities of life's journey? At Growing Wings, I understand that life can be filled with hurdles and trauma, and I'm here to help you rise above them.

I'm Julie Shipton MA, BSc (Hons) Psych, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), CTP (Certified Trauma Professional), MNCPS (Acc.) and at Growing Wings, I'm here as your counsellor to provide you with the support and guidance you need on your journey towards healing and personal growth. My practice is built on a foundation of empathy and professionalism. I offer a range of therapeutic services to individuals of all ages either face to face in Swansea, or online. Whether you're an adult seeking a warm and supportive environment for self-discovery, a parent looking for help for your child, or a young person seeking emotional balance and resilience, I'm here to assist you. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy, tailored to your specific needs.

Additionally, I specialise in working with ADHD, and offer trauma-informed therapy for those who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. Together, we'll navigate your unique journey towards healing, empowerment, and a greater sense of well-being. Welcome to Growing Wings, where your path to healing and personal growth begins.

I am an Accredited Registrant Counsellor and Member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). This means I am on an Accredited Register that has been accredited by The Professional Standards Authority. The Accredited Register programme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. Accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards to enhancing safety and to delivering a better service.

Adult Therapy

Are you facing emotional turmoil or struggling to cope with life's challenges?

In adult therapy, I provide a safe and warm environment where you can explore your feelings and emotions, helping you find your path to recovery and personal growth. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or the weight of past traumas, I'm here to support you on your journey. Click below to learn more about how we can work together.

Therapy for Young People

Is your young person grappling with emotional difficulties or behavioural challenges?

I offer counselling sessions for young people, using creative and gentle approaches to address issues like anxiety, depression, school refusal, and more. Together, we'll enhance their self-confidence, emotional well-being, and communication skills, enabling them to live a happier life. Click below to discover how I can help your child thrive.

Children's Therapy

Is your child struggling to express their emotions or facing difficulties in their young life?

Children's therapy at Growing Wings is designed to provide a nurturing and creative space where children, aged 4+, can explore and address their unique challenges. From anxiety and school-related issues to sleep difficulties and changing life events, we work together to improve their self-confidence and emotional well-being. Click below to find out how I can support your child on their journey.

Please note - counselling sessions for Under 12s will be conducted in person.

Issues I Can Help With

Life is complex, and sometimes we all need a helping hand to navigate its challenges. At Growing Wings, I provide counselling and psychotherapy to address a wide range of issues that can affect your well-being. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, or simply seeking personal growth, I offer a safe and supportive space to explore your feelings and emotions. Together, we can work towards a happier and more fulfilling life.


I specialise in supporting children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD can present various challenges, such as difficulties with time management, motivation, and emotional regulation. Through strength-based interventions and emotional regulation techniques, I help individuals with ADHD manage their symptoms effectively, both at home and in school.


Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on our lives, leading to symptoms like anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, and emotional overwhelm. I specialise in Complex PTSD which involves a systematic approach to healing. Through psychoeducation, stabilisation, trauma processing, and integration, I'll work alongside you, as your counsellor, to help you or your child recover from the effects of past traumatic events.

Whether you're seeking support for general issues, ADHD, or trauma, Growing Wings is here to provide the specialised help and guidance you need. Let's embark on a journey towards healing and empowerment together.


"It was a pleasure to come to my sessions with Julie. We discussed a lot of my problems and were able to sort them out. I felt talking to Julie was very easy and I'm feeling much more positive now."

  • Did you feel comfortable to talk freely with your counsellor? 10/10
  • Did you feel heard and respected during sessions? 10/10
  • Did you feel you worked on the chosen goals for therapy? 10/10

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