A master practitioner in Psychotherapy, Supervision, Coaching and Training with a diverse wealth of experience, Julie is an international visiting lecturer in many prestigious institutes in Europe and a consultant to the NHS and companies in the private sector.
Currently Julie coaches, trains, supervises and consults individuals, couples and corporates all over the country including government ministers, the Procurator Fiscal’s Office, doctors, mentors, managers, psychologists, teachers and social workers.
She has a very good sense of humour, a joyous personality and is a person of immense integrity. Her work involves a dance between art and science, clear analysis and sensitivity to each individual who comes through the door.
Qualifications and Experience
Julie trained for 7 years to become a Psychotherapist at Metanoia in London and qualified as a Clinical Transactional Analyst and later, after more years of study, a Trainer and Supervisor in Transactional Analysis.
She is furthermore an Integrative Psychotherapist, having trained in Jungian Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and Transpersonal Psychology.
Julie has also trained in Evolved Thought Field Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom technique and Logosynthesis and is a specialist in PTSD.
She also undertook a Diploma in Supervision and became one of the founders of the European Association for Supervision and Coaching.
In addition to this she is a qualified Executive Coach and Coach Trainer.
- BA (Hons) Post Graduate, Cert Ed Dip SW, CQSW, TSTA, CTA,
- BACP Registered Supervisor,
- Registered UKCP Clinician
- Trainer and Supervisor (and previously Vice President) for the European Association for Supervision and Coaching
‘I founded the Iron Mill Institute over thirty years ago which runs both National and European accredited courses in Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision, Coaching and Management and have trained a goodly number of professionals in the field over this time.
I also co-founded Elliot-Griffiths Coaching Training, which has been running for thirteen years and has trained people from the theatre to local government, the armed services to entrepreneurs, artists, clergy, the legal professions, a range of professions from the NHS from senior executives to administrators in small companies, Olympians, Counsellors and people wanting a change of career.
I love to travel and meet people and have worked abroad training and supervising in such places as Prague (immediately after the revolution), Naples, Amsterdam, Hannover, Maienfeldt (Switzerland) and have also run weeks in Spain at Cortijjo de Romero and Jamaica.’
Julie specialises in victims of trauma having trained especially in Switzerland for this purpose. ‘I have seen people from SOCCA, the armed services, the emergency services and other people who have had experiences in their lives, which have left them shocked and still stuck in the trauma,’ recalls Julie. This reflects the range of her application of psychological and other areas of expertise, including conflict resolution, mediation, consultancy and inspired teaching.
Julie offers supervision for senior practitioners individually and in groups in Cornwall and in Devon. She has written chapters in several key texts on supervision, was the vice president of the European Association for Supervision and Coaching. She helped found the Czech Institute of Supervision and was a BACP examiner for supervision accreditation. Designed and delivered Masters level courses in Supervision and Coaching, as well as Training Psychotherapists and Counsellors.
In addition Julie has a Master's degree in Authorial Illustration, is a writer, illustrator, photographer and interior designer (see Classic Cottages Spaces in Between in Mousehole).
How Julie Works
I love working in ways that are directly suited to the client, whether it be quiet reflective awareness or strategic focused approaches. I have trained to the highest levels in Transactional, Gestalt Jungian approaches and relational integrative psychotherapy. Ultimately it is the question of fit between client and practitioner and clarity as to what is really wanted and needed by the person seeking help.
My aim is to alleviate suffering as quickly as possible and then if needed take the time to analyse, origins and reasons for the distress and then help develop, with the client, a new vision for the future and the operational strategies that will enable this to be realised. I am clear as to when a person needs Psychotherapy or Counselling and when neither is required. Sometimes transformational coaching is more useful and appropriate.