Counselling in Brentwood, Essex

Offering you a safe and confidential space without judgement


julie dods counsellor essex

Hello! I’m Julie

Integrative Counsellor

I am a counsellor specialising in bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma and life limiting health conditions. I am based in Brentwood Essex.

It takes courage to ask for help and make that step towards change.

My Approach & Values

Meliora is Latin for the pursuit for the better and this is my intention for you. I will be alongside you to enable you to improve your well-being and live a more rewarding life.

It is my belief that the relationship between client and counsellor is at the heart of the therapeutic process. We are all different and the way I work reflects that. My varied approach is drawn from different therapies which ensures that when we work together it will be in the way that best suits you.

I can offer you a safe and confidential space without judgement. Together we can explore your experiences and emotions from either the comfort of the counselling room or the freedom of a walk and talk therapy session in one of the local parks.

I won’t be able to magically fix things for you but I will offer you my full professional support and help you make sense of some of the challenges you face until your personal journey becomes easier.

My Expertise

Relationships Individual



Bereavement Counselling




Health Anxiety

Life Limiting Health Conditions

Family Issues




What is counselling

Counselling is a professional relationship offering the one to one opportunity to help you bring about positive change or enhance your well-being.

You may find counselling challenging or emotional at times. In order for counselling to be successful it needs to be the right time for you to engage in the process.

Why counselling

Life can get in the way. Often there doesn’t seem time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us. We are naturally resilient but sometimes find ourselves in situations not of our choosing. Having another person to bounce things off can be freeing from persistent troubling thoughts and feelings.

I believe counselling can bring about personal growth to anyone who is curious about themselves it can enhance some of the most rewarding change for the better. You are worth it!

What to expect

Following your initial enquiry by email or over the phone we will arrange a time to come and have an initial assessment at the clinic in Brentwood. This is also required for the walk and talk sessions.

There is no obligation to go ahead should you feel that counselling is not for you.

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below. 

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The Brentwood Clinic, 31 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AG