I am Julia.
I help support people in their search for the authentic part of themselves. I work in private practice, from my practice room in Hertfordshire, online and by telephone.
Would you like a counsellor who can offer you a range of ways to work together, someone who will tailor the sessions to suit your needs and support you while you look at your concerns, problems or issues? Would you like to make a space where you feel safe enough to just stop and look at all that is overwhelming you in your own time?
I can help you find this space and support you see the connection between mind, body and emotions. We will work together to consciously and gently discover and tune into yourself, nature and the world around you with gratitude and respect.
Why work with me?
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of concerns including loss, bereavement, the pressure of caring, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, general growth and personal development. I have a particular interest in working with people who have been to Boarding School. I am also interested in stammering. I am not a speech therapist, I am not qualified to help you work directly with your communication and fluency but in exploring feelings associated with stammering such as fear and anxiety. I have a stammer myself and have used my daily mindfulness practice to turn my stammering into a positive self care tool and gain a deeper understanding of how I tick.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and The National Counselling Society (NCS). I have done training with Cruse Bereavement Care, the College of Sound Healing, Breathworks Mindfulness and trainings in Psycho-spiritual and Therapeutic Shamanism.
I am a Certified Cyber Therapist and trained with the Online Therapy Institute, who provide a high level of training for counsellors and psychotherapists working online.
I have worked as an Adult Learning Tutor, for MIND teaching Mindfulness courses and with Watford Women’s Centre as a Counsellor. I have delivered Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation related trainings at the Women’s Centre and for Herts Carers. Until recently, pre Covid, I was supporting Carers at Watford Memory Cafe, run by the Watford and Three Rivers Trust. I have worked extensively online with people sharing mindfulness programmes.
I am fully insured and committed to a regular programme of Continuing Professional Development and monthly Clinical Supervision.