About

Julie Jensen
AdvCertTraumaCouns; AdvDipGroupFac; BBehavSc; GradCertBerCouns∬ GradDipCouns; MCouns&PsychTh; MISM; MEd(ExpLearn&Dev); MAppSc(Inn&ServMgt)

I am a counsellor, coach and organising consultant with a focus on life transition and grief recovery. I provide these services by home-based, walk and talk, online (zoom) and phone or a combination. My clients are experiencing challenging life transitions including the bereavement of a loved one (or not so loved one), job loss, relationship difficulties, change in physical or mental health, change in work or family roles, return to study, or change in their living situation. Clients may also be feeling stress, burnout, anxiety or depression. 

I was a widow at 30 years following the terminal illness and death of my husband. While I was able to work through some aspects of my grief through the support of family, friends and professional support there were many aspects that I could not. At the time I was searching for a professional with therapeutic expertise in grief and loss as well as coaching through this life transition. I didn’t want to attend a clinic I wanted someone to come to me, to walk alongside me as I started to rebuild my life but without passing judgement or making assumptions. I wanted them to have a greater insight into what I was dealing with by coming to me. 

Over the past 20 years, I have explored and experienced many different activities and educational paths that have influenced my interest in working with individuals experiencing life transitions. I undertook additional post-graduate studies in general counselling, specialist studies in bereavement counselling (grief and loss), change and transition, life coaching, wellness coaching and chronic disorganisation. I ensure ongoing learning in each of these fields through attending workshops, conferences and ongoing studies so that I can bring the latest work to my clients.  

Professional Qualifications

Advanced Certificate of Trauma Counselling (Trauma Institute)

Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation (Groupwork Institute of Australia)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Monash)

Graduate Certificate of Bereavement Counselling & Intervention (Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement)

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Australian College of Applied Psychology)

Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Australian College of Applied Psychology)

Master of Information Systems Management (Swinburne University of Technology)

Master of Education (Experiential Learning and Development) (Victoria University of Technology)

Master of Applied Science (Innovation and Service Management) (Royal Melbourne Insitute of Technology)

Accredited Life Coach (Life Coaching Academy)

Certificate in Food, Lifestyle and Wellness (Wellness Coaching Australia & Cadence Health)

Level 3 Wellness Coaching: Professional Studies in Wellness Coaching (Wellness Coaching Australia)

Professional Affiliations

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (Member) (PACFA Reg. Provisional 22508)

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (Member)

Loss and Grief Practitioners’ Association (Member)

Natural Death Advocacy Network (Member)

Mental Health Professionals’ Network (Member)

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (Member)

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® (The Grief Recovery Institute)

Certified Bereavement Practitioner (CBP-00026), Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Companion Seasons for Growth (Adult) Program (Good Grief)

CD Specialist (Level II Chronic Disorganisation) Institute for Challenging Disorganization