About

 Who is Changes in Between?

Hi I’m Julie – and I am a Counsellor, Coach, Consultant and Founder of Changes in Between. I am a registered clinical counsellor and mental health practitioner 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 

I help people in three focus areas – loss and grief, health and wellness, and organising. Sometimes when change happens in or to our lives we can become lost in the wilderness of life. It may feel overwhelming we are not where we were and we are not yet where we want to or think we should be. Our identity, relationships with ourselves and others, objects and possessions become confusing. Through our work together, making sense, and finding meaning, you may feel more confident to honour your loss, rebuild your life, find your place.

My own lived experience of becoming a young widow, while working in the field of dying, death, and bereavement, has influenced my life. Being in nature has helped me to honour my losses, rebuild my life, and find my place. Over the past 25 years, I have explored and experienced many different activities and educational paths which have led to working with people experiencing life transitions in those changes in between. 

At Changes in Between, I am committed to learning in all the areas that I focus on. You can see some of my qualifications below and in the services and how I can help pages. Belonging to various professional associations, I continue to learn from peers and networks and follow the codes and requirements of each of the associations. Professional and ethical practice is provided through having my own therapy, clinical supervision, and a simple self-care plan. 

Different counselling approaches may be required, depending on your needs. I have training and experience in the list below and currently undertaking studies in a four-year relational gestalt psychotherapy program. 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dignity Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nature Based Therapy
  • Person-Centred 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, foodlanguage and hygge

Becoming hygge (pronounced hueguh) 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 spent much time in nature. I believe that nature can be a wonderful healer and played a significant part in working through my own grief. In my spare time I enjoy bushwalking in the local forests 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.  

Qualifications
Master of Counselling and PsychotherapyAustralian 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 

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment: Melbourne Polytechnic

Advanced Certificate of Trauma Counselling:Trauma Institute, Australia 

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

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

Certifications
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 CoachLife Coaching Academy, Australia 

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

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

Organising Consulting
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 resilienceAt home in the garden, but also often seen growing in water and in barren wasteland. 

Ready to take the first step?

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