about me

my background

julia bennett

dip couns, MBACP

My interest in counselling, personal development and therapy started over 30 years ago and was partially inspired by the help I received as a client. 


I initially trained in body therapies such as holistic massage and some years later, I went on to study for a BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at the Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Crowborough. The course gave me a solid grounding in client led counselling and covered Person Centred Counselling, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. 

Following many years at New Romney Counselling Services, I now have a private practice in Hastings where I see individual clients and couples of all ages with a variety of issues. Currently, I am only working online, although hope to one day return to seeing clients in person.

​Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in the operational side of business and event management, as well as in creative industries (film, television and theatre) in both production and as a performer.



BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Certificate in Groupwork

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Teacher Training Course TTR1 & TTR2

Basic Certificate in Counselling Skills

Further Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Progressive Personal Awareness

Professional Body

​​I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.

Their website can be found at: ​​BACP

Additional Training

I regularly attend additional training, and some of those recent trainings include:​

  • Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice 1 with Deb Dana

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for Trauma with Russ Harris

  • Somatic Psychology with Arielle Schwartz

  • Mindful Self Compassion Core Skills Training with Chris Germer and Kristin Neff

  • The Heart of Trauma with Bonnie Badenoch


As an integrative therapist, I offer several different approaches including:

  • Person Centred

  • Gestalt

  • Transactional Analysis

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Voice Dialogue

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Compassion Informed Therapy

  • Polyvagal Theory Informed Therapy