Julie Ellison

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Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN
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About me

YOUR STORY MATTERS - even the parts you may think are irrelevant today, have shaped where you are and who you have become. 

I have 20 years' experience offering mnemodynamic hypno-psychotherapy to help you change old emotional patterns. Using conscious regression, combined with talking therapy, we can identify where those patterns started and then enable you to reassess and reframe those experiences. As a result, you are free to respond in new ways rather than being drawn back into unconscious habits. In my experience this is the only technique to provide consistent, long term results. 

It can help if,

You have tried talking therapy alone and it has not been effective,

You keep repeating the same patterns of behaviour or keep getting into the same situations,

You have suddenly developed a phobia with no direct cause (for example, you suddenly can't drive on a motorway, but you or someone close hasn't been involved in an accident). 

You have tried solution focused hypno-therapy and old patterns have returned. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My Training and Qualifications

MA Social Sciences - The Open University 2005

BSc(Hons) Psychology - University of London Goldsmiths College 1993

Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - Centre Training International 2001

DBT Essentials  Level 2  Accredited - Association of Psychological Therapies 2021

Foundation Drawing and Talking Therapy - Drawing and Talking 2021

Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - ACAT 2022

My Experience ​
Burnley Counselling Services - established 2003 

Self employed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist offering talking therapies, hypnotherapy, meditation and critical incident debriefing in the private sector. 

I work with individuals and couples, adults and adolescents. 

Hypno-psychotherapist and Group Therapist - East Lancs Integrated Health Care. 2008-2011

Providing psychological therapies including psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT and dynamic therapy to compliment existing medical care for various disorders and conditions.

To lead psycho-educational group programmes around East Lancashire including the Government's Pathways to Work Programme.

Trauma Consultant - Centre for Crisis Psychology 2005-2008

To offer counselling and solution focused therapy via telephone. Callers gained access to the helpline via their Employee Assistance Programme or via referral following a traumatic event either in the UK or abroad.

Volunteer Support Worker - Women's Refuge 2007-2008

Offering emotional support to women and children at the local women's refuge.

Helpline Volunteer - First Steps to Freedom 200-2001

To provide support and practical help to callers with anxiety disorders, withdrawing from tranquillisers, panic attacks and OCD.

Volunteer Harassment Officer DWP 1997-2001

To support employees who felt they were being bullied/harassed or who had had such allegations made against them. To mediate between relevant parties if necessary and advise on company policy and procedures

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

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A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)

The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP) was formed to promote the skilled use of hypno-psychotherapy. There are a number of different membership categories e.g. Associate 1, Associate 2, Associate 3 and Full Member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Regulated Members of NRHP are obliged to meet all the rules and regulations of NRHP including the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and the Guidelines for Supervision and Continuing Professional Development.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

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£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Please note, I do not offer free initial sessions. You can find answers to most general questions on my website www.burnleycounselling.co.uk

Your first session will involve a full assessment and will last 50-60 minutes. It is not economically viable to offer this free of charge. 

Full payment is required at time of booking.

Cancellation fees apply. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Clinic hours - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-7:30pm. Wednesday 1pm-7:30pm. Saturday 8:30am-2pm

Further information

I also offer talking therapy (CBT DBT CAT),  mindfulness & meditation. I have extensive experience of dealing with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, phobias and emotional dysregulation.

You can also find me on Psychology Today and Harley Therapy platforms.

Burnley Counselling Services, Lodge House, Cow Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Julie Ellison
Julie Ellison