Talk Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience. Developing an awareness of yourself and your relationships fosters a deeper understanding and path to healing, learning, and growing. Talk Therapy gives people the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on their behaviour and mood. It can help people work out where their negative feelings and ideas come from and why they are there. Describing what's going on in their head and how that makes them feel can help people notice any patterns which may be helpful to change. Understanding all this can help people make positive changes by thinking or acting differently and ultimately, help people to take greater control of their lives and improve their confidence and well being.
Through the therapeutic relationship, Julie utilizes an eclectic approach that creatively weaves humanism, cognitive behavioural therapy, and psychoanalysis into one. By using different methods and approaches Julie can tailor services to uniquely fit each person. At the core of Julie's approach is Humanistic therapy that emphasizes a person's capacity to make rational decisions, progress, and develop to their maximum potential. This is also grounded in compassion and concern for others and a sense of respect for all. With the use of Psychoanalysis, people self-discover unconscious meanings and gain insight into the motivations in their behaviours, thoughts, and feelings. This awareness and understanding can then become the road map for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with the core belief that by changing one's thoughts one can change how one feels. People are empowered to recognize they are in control of their reactions and their suffering, no matter what is happening around them or to them.
Mindfulness, self-love & compassion are creatively woven into sessions for the validation of lived experiences, re-framing personal perspectives, challenging unhelpful thoughts, developing healthy coping strategies and cultivating a healthy sense of self and belonging.