New Beginnings

Counselling and Psychotherapy

About Us

Julie Luscombe: Person-centred Counsellor (MBACP)

My name is Julie. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered  member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have extensive experience in Domestic Violence, abuse and sexual violation and have developed a training program to help front line workers to understand the subject of Post-traumatic stress which I have delivered through hospital, police and for Doctors. 

Through my work with a well know charity and the Independent Child abuse Inquiry, I work therapeutically with both men and women who have been abused as children and young adults, historic and current. I help them to find a greater sense of safety, start on the road to recovery and understand how to manage trauma symptoms. 

I am a genuine, warm person and offer a safe non-judgemental place to explore difficulties and bring about change. Counselling is a healing relationship, where you will feel supported to face some of life’s difficult changes. Self-esteem and confidence can be effected by life’s troubles, I offer sessions to improve this. Having someone to talk to and work through trauma symptoms can alleviate distress and empower life .

Ruth Phillips: Integrative Counsellor (MBACP)

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).  My clinical experience includes working for the Survivors Trust with child sexual abuse, Trust House Reading with rape and sexual abuse with both male and female clients.  I also volunteer for a charity and have experience in sexual and domestic violence, marital difficulties and self-harm. 

I have worked with people with a broad range of emotional and psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, health problems, isolation,  trauma, loss and past and relationship difficulties, both past and present. As an integrative practitioner I am able to draw upon my knowledge of different theoretical approaches to help reduce psychological distress and enhance well-being.  I believe that counselling is a collaborative relationship with a commitment from both parties, to ensure that your needs are met.  I can offer both short and long-term counselling taking into account the nature of clients' concerns and needs.

At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can feel able to explore your difficulties in depth and begin to increase your self-understanding in order to bring change.