Julia’s approach is guided by the qualities associated with hopefulness, openness, and kindness. She believes in the heart of the therapeutic relationship, one that provides a safe space from which to explore and express emotions, and to facilitate growth and transformation. Julia draws from her training related to the body, its sensory systems and movement alongside other creative resources, to celebrate strengths and to explore emotional, social and physical needs of the child or young person.
Julia is passionate about her role as advocate for the child or young person, and in particular how this role can support the translation of information, to facilitate a deeper understanding of the child’s needs within the wider network of support. As a Clinical Supervisor Julia provides a service to schools, for staff working with children who have social, emotional and mental health needs. The clinical supervision sessions offer a confidential and safe space for school and residential staff to reflect and explore ways of working with children. Julia believes in the idea of ‘caring for the carer’. The clinical supervision sessions in schools also serve to provide a confidential space for the ‘carers’, to reflect on the impact of the work on personal emotions and possible responses to the children’s narratives.
When Julia is not working with children and their families, she is a Dance Artist, and University Lecturer in Dance, Somatic Practice, and Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
Julia is registered with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP) – CSP 1060, HCPC Register for Occupational Therapy – OT18941 and is a member if the Body Control Pilates Academy.