Hi! My name is Julia, I'm a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and I'm so glad you're here.
I’ve lived a disembodied life full of many personal traumas, exhaustion and the complexities that come from caring for loved ones with chronic illness. My long experience with these, on top of having a spouse that is a first responder, led me to the therapeutic field as a way to support my own emotional journey and reach a deeper, more connected relationship with myself and my body.
As a serial seeker, learner and a deep feeler, I inherently knew from a young age that my connection with myself, my body and a higher power had immense healing potential. While fighting through my darkest places, mindfulness, meditation and somatic practices came into my life as powerful healing tools that gave me hope and relief from the pain. This brought me to integrate these, and more, into my holistic practice.
I believe we are all on a journey to remember who we are and to live our truth. This is a powerful and sacred journey that can sometimes feel overwhelming and disorienting. I also know that within each of us is the power to heal, and this healing from within is the only way we can start to heal ourselves, our families and our communities.
I believe that a fully embodied life involves the mind, body and spirit so I work to create a welcoming space for you to share your story while feeling supported. Together we will come to understand where you are now and most importantly where you want to be as I support you on your journey back to your truest self
When I am not in the office, you might find me with my nose in a new book, playing in nature, hanging out with my family and chasing my crazy dogs around.
I can't wait to meet you!
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION& TRAINING
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #3132) registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Counselling Hypnotherapist (CHT #199) registered with the International Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists
Counselling Therapist Diploma from Vancouver Orca Institute, 2023
Somatic Attachment Therapy Certification from Embody Lab, 2022
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), 2022
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma treatment from Deb Dana and Stephen Porges, 2022
Complex Trauma Certification Training, from Dr Arielle Schwartz, 2023
Working with Military/First Responders Populations from Somatic Experiencing, 2021
Occupational Awareness Training for First Responders from First Responder Health, 2022
Counselling Hypnotherapist Diploma from Vancouver Orca Institute, 2021
Hypnotherapy with Age Regression, 2021
Advanced Hypnosis Program, 2022
Past Lives Regression Diploma, 2022
Coaching and Mindfulness
Solution Focused Coach Certification from Erickson International College, 2017
Stress Management Coaching Certificate, 2017
Expanding Emotional Intelligence from Erickson International College, 2018
200 hr Meditation Teacher Certification, from The Veda Center, 2019
Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Master
HOW I WORK
I use an integrative approach for an experience that is as unique as you are. No two souls are the same and I believe that no two healing approaches should be the same either. My approach is holistic, heart centred and mindfulness based. I believe that for true healing to occur, we need to involve the mind, body and spirit.
Every part of you is welcome here: your fears, joy and excitement, your sorrow and dreams, your anxieties and desires.
I will sit with you in your darkest and happiest spaces with loving presence and safety. I am here to help you tap into your inner wisdom and strength so that you are able to unlock your innate power to heal and change your life.
I blend modalities and techniques like Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness, Attachment Therapy, Parts Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Neuroscience
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Clients Say
"I began seeing Julia for counselling during a transitional period in my life. I felt at ease with her quickly and appreciate how she helped me view my life and events in my life from a new perspective. She has a warm, calm demeanor and I find her to be a breath of fresh air. Thank you, Julia!"