"I help clients explore personal narratives, reframe negative perceptions and identify adaptive coping strategies."
As an HCPC registered art therapist, I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals and groups across a range of needs and populations.
Over the years, my art therapy practise has evolved to embrace positive psychology (the science of human thriving) and takes a strengths-based approach to self-development, personal growth and healing. By combing evidence-based positive psychology interventions with mindfulness and art therapy techniques, I help clients explore personal narratives, reframe negative perceptions and identify adaptive coping strategies. I believe it is important that therapy is not only meaningful and empowering but also mood-enhancing and enjoyable. My goal is that you will look forward to our time together and leave our sessions feeling refuelled by a deeper understanding of your own inner workings and place within your world.
I work online and in-person with children, young people and adults (including perinatal wellbeing - conception to the first year of the child’s life). A published researcher, I am currently involved in a University of Oxford funded special interest research project, exploring the impact of the creative therapies to address self-harm in young people and an Associate Editor with the International Journal of Art Therapy.
As a Canadian National, I moved to the UK in 1996, raising my own three children in South West London, where I am now based.
"It’s completely blown my mind how effective creative and visual techniques are in finding a way out of negative and anxious thinking. I’ve found new ways to process, express and let go of what is going on for me. I’ve felt tangibly more positive and at ease and happy at the end of sessions.”
"I’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time. I’ve tried plenty of times to address this with CBT and mindfulness – which seem to be the main approaches that are pushed through NHS and through private healthcare – and ended up feeling a bit of a failure when they haven’t really made a difference. This course is by far the best, most effective therapy I’ve ever experienced and the techniques and activities taught have helped me to instantly let go of negativity and anxious thinking in a way that nothing else does."
How can Julia help you?
Julia can help with a wide range of issues. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact us to see how Julia can help you.
Following an initial assessment, Art therapy is offered in 6-week blocks or courses. This includes a review at the end of each block to review progress and explore next stages (continuation/closure).
Each session is 50 minutes in length and includes art materials.
Session are offered in person or on-line.
Fee: £75 per session
Block of six sessions £420