Julie Ramage BA (Hons), MSc, PG Dip, DipCBT
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor (a member of BABCP).
I specialise in working with adults, mainly at mid-life. I work with people facing difficult events and circumstances, struggling with change; and those with unresolved issues stemming from childhood and younger adulthood.
The main approach I use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is evidence-based and is recommended by the NHS, NICE Guidelines and SIGN in Scotland. I also draw on approaches such as Schema Therapy, Solution-focused brief therapy and Compassion-based models depending on client needs and preferences.
My approach involves short to medium term work with clients. Some clients find that a single intensive session helps them to address a specific challenge or difficulty in a supported environment and make a plan for change. Most find that a block of 6 – 12 sessions is enough to achieve therapeutic goals and make manageable changes to their lives. Clients are welcome to come back to address other issues or if they feel they a booster session.
I have experience providing counselling and psychotherapy for individuals employed in the emergency services, large corporations and public sector organisations and have worked for commercial and voluntary sector agencies as well as in private practice. I am the founder of ‘The Fan Club’ a therapeutic group for women experiencing symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause based in Fife, which is supported by Talk Matters and by the Women’s Fund for Scotland. I also assist with Diploma-level training of psychotherapists at the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow. I have trained in ASIST (suicide prevention) and Scottish Mental Health First Aid through the NHS.
Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist, I worked in commercial and academic research and management. I live in Fife with my two children (both young adults).
Visit my website: ramagetherapy.wordpress.com