Experience Change with Julie Barfoot Talking Therapies

Based in Teesside.

Now offering face to face sessions, telephone/Skype/Zoom/Teams appointments.

Please contact for further details.

Please be aware that I will always answer your email/telephone call but this may be the next day.  Also, at times, my reply (via email) may go into your spam, so please check.

Hi, how are you? How are you really? Have you been struggling manage day to day activities? Have you been avoiding interacting with your friends, having time off work, feeling uncared for, not keeping up with your self care, feeling lonely, isolated and alone yet surrounded by people? Have you considered that you are anxious or depressed? Have a chat with me and we can work out together whether a CBT approach is the right one for you!

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a mental health professional. I’m a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and HCPC registered Occupational Therapist based in Teesside and I’m here to support you.

Here are a few important things that you may want to know before looking around my site!  I offer appointments throughout the day, Tuesday to Friday (9am - 7pm).  Face to face bookings at Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough Road, TS6 6XH. There is ample free parking.   You can book online today! 

I try not to hold a waiting list, so I could see you as soon as you need.  Please approach me if you have any other requests re: appointment times as I may be able to accommodate this on an ad hoc basis e.g. late evenings/early mornings/weekends. Contact me either online, by email, text or telephone. 

I am only qualified to work with people that are 18+ years old. 

Charges are £55 for face to face (CBT/EMDR) and £55 for telephone, email or Skype sessions.  Please be aware that if you cancel an appointment within 24 hours then full payment may be expected. Full client contract in the menu above.

Please take advantage of my free 20 minute telephone consultation to ask any questions or get to know me a little more.  There is no obligation to go ahead with therapy.  

Please have a look around the rest of the site and have a look at the 'About me' section at the top of the page so you can get an idea of who I am and if you feel you can work with me.

​Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon!

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How can I help?

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What To Expect At Your Visit

Perhaps you're depressed or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions, I promote cognitive and behavioural transformation by encouraging a balanced outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.

We will discuss how therapy will be delivered at the 20 minute telephone consultation. e.g. telephone, Skype or face to face. We will discuss your current issues, what would be the next best step and what is involved in CBT/EMDR. CBT/EMDR may not be the best therapy for you currently and appropriate advice will be given. The sessions will be 50 - 60 minutes long. Book a consultation or appointment online at the top of the page.


Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius


Services I Offer

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
& Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

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Are you struggling with anxiety and/or depression? Do you think you may have Generalised Anxiety Disorder (worry about everything), Low Self Esteem, Sleep problems, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobia (blood and needle, snakes, anything that makes you avoid people, places and affects your life), Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder or General Wellbeing Issues e.g. low mood?


It might be time to seek help from an accredited professional. Maybe you are struggling to find your way, my therapy sessions can help people develop balanced attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances.

Maybe you have a social occasion coming up e.g. bride, best man, or a driving test and need some stress/anxiety management as a one off session?

Are you on a waiting list for CBT and need a one off session to keep you going whilst you wait?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)? CBT is a talking therapy that can help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and therefore behave, it is often successfuly used to treat anxiety and depression, but is useful for a range of physical and mental health problems, including long term conditions, pain and sleep issues. CBT can help you deal with your negative thinking and behaviours in a more balanced way, therefore changing your emotions. CBT recognises that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours are connected and can trap you in a vicious cycle where negative thinking becomes dominant.

Sessions can be conducted face to face, (I am based in Teesside) over the telephone or via Skype. I am happy to offer you a course of therapy or a single session, if that is appropriate. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself. Book a consultation or appointment online at the top of the page.

EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and R

As a therapeutic approach, EMDR is based on several theories of psychotherapy, including CBT. Through EMDR techniques, which use eye movements, hand tapping and/or audio stimulation to unblock emotional processes that have been stagnant due to distress, you can re-train your brain, in a sense, to begin to heal from the fear and pain associated with such trauma and emotional distress.  Additionally, EMDR may allow you to gain a new perspective that can facilitate improved self esteem.

EMDR involves phases of treatment that focus on past, present and the future, helping you work through emotional disturbance, trauma and learn skills to cope with current and future stress.  Treatment may cause rapid relief from your symptoms and even has the potential to help you to begin to feel better after the first session, although there is a great deal of variation in responses. 

EMDR is primarily used to overcome symptoms associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  However, EMDR has been found to effectively treat other mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, phobias, panic disorder, grief and chronic pain.


What have you got to lose?

Get in touch for a free 20 minute telephone consultation today! You can book consultation and appointments online.

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger of serious harm e.g. overdose or suicidal thoughts go to your nearest A&E department or call 999 immediately.

If you need to talk contact :-Samaritans 116 123 (free 24 hour helpline)

SANEline (daily 4.30pm - 10.30pm) 0300 304 7000

CRUSE Bereavement Care (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm) 0844 477 9400


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