About

Julie Jensen

Who is Changes in Between®?

Hi I’m Julie! I’m the founder of Changes in Between®. I provide counselling, coaching, and consulting to honour your loss, rebuild your life, find your place®.

Sometimes when change happens in or to your life, you can feel lost in the wilderness. Change can be overwhelming! You’re not where you were. You’re not yet where you want to or think you should be. As a result, your relationships with yourself and others, objects, possessions, past, present, and future become confusing. Through our work together, you may make sense of and find meaning to make you feel better.

Honour Your Loss, Rebuild Your Life, Find Your Place®

My aim at Changes in Between ® is to help you honour your loss, rebuild your life, and find your place. I became a young widow at 30. I was working in the field of dying, death, and bereavement at the time. I felt I lost everything, but worse, there was a timeline to get over it and move on.

I learnt that honouring my loss and moving forward with my grief was possible. So, I worked on rebuilding my life – bringing forward what I wanted and letting go of what I didn’t. Finding my place came through nature, but it’s different for everybody. Along the way, I have studied hard to learn more about these areas. And now… I work with people experiencing life transitions in those changes in between.

What I bring to my work with you

Over the past 30 years, I have explored and experienced many different activities and educational paths. I aim to bring you the best possible service at Changes in Between® with all I have learnt to meet you where you are. Firstly, through a commitment to ongoing learning in each focus area. Secondly, by active membership with professional associations and following their code of ethics. Thirdly, from relationships with peers and networks. Fourthly, with my therapy, clinical supervision, coaching and mentoring, and a simple self-care plan. Most importantly, I learn from my clients and their unique stories. You can see some of my qualifications and professional associations below.

Counselling to Honour Your Loss

At Changes in Between®, I use counselling approaches that complement your needs. I have the training and experience listed below. In addition, I’m currently studying the final year of a four-year relational gestalt psychotherapy program while undertaking a 12-18-month clinical internship.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy  
  • Dignity Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nature Based Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Positive Psychology 
  • Relational Gestalt Counselling
  • Single Session Work
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Therapy

Coaching to Rebuild Your Life

My training and experience in coaching are in grief, life, transition, and wellness coaching. In addition, there is some overlap with acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, relational gestalt psychotherapy, and strengths-based approaches.

I’m undertaking further studies with the Coach Approach for Organizers. I completed the Foundation Coach Training Program in May 2023 and continued with advanced coach training post-graduation. The skills I gained can assist you with your productivity and organizing goals. In 2024, I will be applying for the credential of Certified Neurodiversity Coach.

  • Coaching Essentials
  • Strengths-Based Coaching
  • Brain-Based Coaching
  • Life and ADHD Coaching
  • Coaching Integration
  • Coaching Enrolment (elective)

Following the Foundation Coach Training Program, I completed the following Advanced Training programs:

  • Body-Based Coaching
  • Neurodiversity Support and Advocacy
  • Coaching the ADHD Client
  • Graduate Coach Practicum
  • ADHD Education 
  • Group Mentor Coaching
  • Productivity Coaching (Exp completion by June 2024)

Consulting to Find Your Place

The approach that I take to organising and productivity consulting draws from the following:

  • National Association for Productivity and Organising (NAPO)
  • Institute for Challenging Disorganization
  • Hoarding Home Solutions
  • Virtual Professional Organising.

Areas of specialisation include

  • Chronic disorganisation
  • Hoarding
  • Ageing
  • ADHD
  • Time management and productivity
  • Life transition
  • Residential organising
  • Household management.

About me

I live in the North Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne with my husband, two sons and long-haired chihuahua.

Being part Danish, I enjoy learning more about the Danish culture, food, language and hygge. Becoming hygge (pronounced hue–guh) is a big part of my life. Described as creating cosiness, comfort, and contentment in our homes, relationships, work and study, and a connection with the outdoors.

As a child, I lived next to a forest and spent much time in nature. Outdoor education has impacted my direction and has been a healing and self-soothing source. Being in and journeying in the wilderness also played a significant part in working through my grief as a young widow. I enjoy bushwalking in the forest and walking around my local area in my spare time.

You are welcome to use the 10-minute telephone enquiry to see if I may be the right person to meet your needs.

Qualifications

Advanced Clinical Training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy Australia (currently undertaking 2023-24) (2 years)

Foundational Studies in Relational Gestalt Counselling: Gestalt Therapy Australia (2 years)

Master of Counselling and PsychotherapyAustralian College of Applied Psychology 

Graduate Diploma of Counselling: Australian College of Applied Psychology 

Graduate Certificate of Bereavement Counselling & Intervention: Grief Australia 

Bachelor of Behavioural Science: Monash University, Australia 

Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation: Groupwork Institute of Australia 

Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs: Open Colleges and ICM Training 

Certificate IV in Mental Health: Open Colleges and ICM Training 

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment: Melbourne Polytechnic

Advanced Certificate of Trauma Counselling:Trauma Institute, Australia 

Advanced Accreditation in Nature Based Therapy: Nature Based Therapy, Australia

Professional Certificate End-of-Life-Doula: University of Vermont, USA 

Professional Certificate Companion Animal End-of-Life-Doula: University of Vermont, USA

End of Life Doula Foundation and Intensive Training: Preparing the Way, Australia

Other Academic Qualifications

Master of Information Systems Management: Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Master of Education (Experiential Learning and Development, Wilderness Adventure Stream):  Victoria University of Technology, Australia

Master of Applied Science (Innovation and Service Management): Royal Melbourne University of Technology, Australia

Grief Certifications

Certified Bereavement Practitioner (CBP-00026): Grief Australia

Certified Thanatologist (Study of Death, Dying and Bereavement): Association for Death Education and Counselling, USA 

Certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner: Creative Grief Studio Certification Program, USA 

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®: The Grief Recovery Institute, Australia 

Grief, Life, Transition & Wellness Coaching

Grief CoachingThe Institute for Life Coach Training, USA

Accredited Life CoachLife Coaching Academy, Australia 

  • Mindset Coaching
  • Trauma Coaching

Level 3 Wellness Coaching: Professional Studies in Wellness CoachingWellness Coaching Australia 

Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching: Wellness Coaching Australia.

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

Coach Approach for Organizers, USA

Foundation Coach Approach Training

Advanced Coach Approach Training

    Organising & Productivity Consulting

    Hoarding Home Solutions for Independent Service Providers (Graduate) Mental Health Provider: Hoarding Home Solutions, Australia 

    Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder Course: The University of Sydney, Centre for Continuing Education, Australia.

    Compulsive Hoarding – Conceptualizing and Treating the Chaos: PESI, USA.

    ADHD in Adults: Diagnosis, Impairments and Management: PESI, USA.

    The Costs of Undertreated ADHD: Health Outcomes and Implications for Life Expectancy: PESI, USA.

    Certified Virtual Organizing Professional: The Virtual Professional Organizer, USA.

    Institute for Challenging Disorganization, USA
    Level I – ADHD
    Level I – Needs of the Aging Client
    Level I – Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization
    Level I – Client Management
    Level I – Health Issues / Conditions
    Level I – Understanding Hoarding Issues
    Level I – Interpersonal Intelligence
    Level I – Life Transitions
    Level I – Students and Learning Theories
    Level I – Time Management / Productivity

    Level II – Chronic Disorganisation Specialist®
    Level II – ADHD Specialist
    Level II – Aging Specialist
    Level II – Hoarding Specialist
    Level II – Time Management / Productivity Specialist

    National Association for Productivity and Organizing Professionals, USA

    • Brain-Based Conditions Specialist Certificate
    • Essentials of Entrepreneurship Certificate of Study
    • Essentials of Organizing Certificate of Study
    • Household Management Specialist Certificate
    • Life Transitions Specialist Certificate
    • Residential Organizing Specialist Certificate
    • Team Productivity Specialist Certificate
    • Workplace Productivity Specialist Certificate

    The calla lily known for its beauty and simplicity. It is often used in weddings and funerals and symbolises transition and resilienceAt home in the garden, but also often seen growing in water and in barren wasteland.