Hi I’m Julie – Counsellor, Coach, Consultant
I’m a clinical and mental health counsellor registered with the Psychotherapy and Counsellor Federation of Australia (PACFA); Certified Bereavement Practitioner recognised by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement; and Certified Thanatologist – study of dying, death and bereavement through the Association for Death Education and Counselling.
My focus is working with people who are experiencing loss and grief from death and non-death losses and with people who would like to be more organised. 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 am committed to learning including post-graduate studies in general counselling, bereavement counselling (grief and loss), change and transition as well as specialist studies in life, wellness, grief coaching and chronic disorganisation. You can see some of my qualifications and professional associations below.
I have completed extensive professional development in a range of counselling methodologies including
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dignity Therapy, Existential Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Single Session Work
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Strengths-Based Therapy
I live in the North Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne with my husband, two sons and long-haired chihuahua. I am part Danish and enjoy learning more about the Danish culture, food, language and hygge.
Becoming hygge (pronounced hue–guh) is a big part of my life. It has been described as a quality of cosiness, comfort and contentment in the everyday, in our homes and connection with outdoors. As a child I lived next to a forest and when I return to the forest all my senses become alive. I believe that nature can be a wonderful healer. In my spare time I enjoy bushwalks and walking around my local area.
You are welcome to use the 15-minute complimentary consultation to see if I may be the right person to meet your needs.
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma of Counselling: Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Certificate of Bereavement Counselling & Intervention: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
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
Advanced Certificate of Trauma Counselling: Trauma Institute, Australia
Professional Certificate End-of-Life-Doula: University of Vermont, USA
Certified Bereavement Practitioner (CBP-00026): Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
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
Coaching (Life & Wellness)
Accredited Life Coach: Life Coaching Academy, Australia
Level 3 Wellness Coaching: Professional Studies in Wellness Coaching: Wellness Coaching Australia
Certificate in Food, Lifestyle and Wellness: Wellness Coaching Australia & Cadence Health
Hoarding Home Solutions for Independent Service Providers (Graduate) Mental Health Provider: Hoarding Home Solutions, Australia
Institute for Challenging Disorganization, USA
Level I – ADHD
Level I – Aging
Level I – Basic CD
Level I – Client Management
Level I – Health Issues / Conditions
Level I – Hoarding Issues
Level I – Interpersonal Issues
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
The calla lily known for its beauty and simplicity is often used in weddings and funerals. It symbolises transition and resilience. At home in the garden, but also often seen growing in water and in barren wasteland.