Growing Wings


About Me

Hello, I'm Julie Shipton BSC (Hons) Psych, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), CTP (Certified Trauma Professional), MNCPS (Acc.) and I'm passionate about helping individuals find their strength and resilience amidst life's challenges. My journey in counselling has been shaped by a deep commitment to understanding and supporting those in need. Here's a little about me and how I've come to be here for you.

My path to becoming a therapist has been a lifelong exploration of human psychology and a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of others. I hold a First-Class Honours degree in psychology, which provided a strong foundation for my journey into the field of psychotherapy.

My experiences have been diverse, from volunteering at a behaviour clinic specialising in therapy for children with complex emotional and behavioural challenges to gaining practical insights into grief and bereavement counselling through my work with Cruse Bereavement Support. These early experiences fuelled my passion for helping individuals navigate the complexities of their emotions and life circumstances.

Throughout my career, I've pursued continuous learning and growth. I embarked upon a Masters in Psychotherapeutic Practice, which laid the groundwork for my specialisation in trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) work. My journey culminated in the recognition as a Certified Trauma Professional, a milestone that signifies my dedication to providing the highest level of trauma-informed care.

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 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.

Today, I offer a warm and welcoming space where individuals of all ages can explore their feelings, address their challenges, and embark on a path to recovery and personal growth. Whether you're an adult seeking support, a parent concerned about your child's well-being, or a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence, I'm here to walk this path with you.


  • Certified Trauma Professional
  • Masters in Psychotherapeutic Practice (to be completed in 2024)
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • First-Class Honours degree in Psychology

Specialised training in trauma therapy

  • Comprehensive experience in grief and bereavement counselling
  • Extensive background in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence
  • NET Narrative Exposure Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques Levels 1 and 2
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling Course
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 6
  • Brainspotting Phase 1
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Approved Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner -Foundation Stage
  • Level 3 Advanced Safeguarding & Child Protection for Working in Private Practice

Further Training

My qualifications serve as a testament to my commitment to providing you with the highest quality of counselling and psychotherapy services. Furthermore, I am committed to regular clinical supervision and CPD to ensure I provide the best service possible for the clients that I work with.


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