Counselling Services, Great Relationships – Unique DIY Tools
The Best Tools to Heal Trauma (Physical or Emotional) are here!
Welcome to the whole of you…
…the shy, the brash, the angry, the anxious, the confused, the narcissistic, the compassionate, the spouse, the teenager, the parent, the elder, the broken and the perfectly normal parts: expressing every part of you will result in a fabulous life.
On this website you will find counselling services (many of us need a bit of help sometimes – and online and email counselling are considerably more affordable). And real tools you can use yourself to overcome most traumas, physical or emotional.
Great Relationships are essential: If you’ve come to a fork in the road personally, or a bump in the road in terms of your relationship, these tools work like a dream. Imago with NVC and TOT is the most powerful combination you will find anywhere for relationship counselling. I am fascinated by the new neuroscience and familiar with Polyvagal Theory and other cutting edge research that is very useful in psychotherapy .
Emotions Affect Physical Health: If a crater has suddenly opened up in the road in front of you, these tools will help you rebuild. In cases of purely physical trauma, many people don’t realize the importance of the emotional component of their trauma. As with chronic disease, emotional work is essential if you want to recover to the very fullest extent possible. Click here for specific attention to physical trauma, such as stroke, chronic disease or brain injury.
Be A Healthy Hub For Your Family: The desire to explore personal growth and create a strong family is more important today than ever before. Whether your trauma is emotional or physical, from a healthy relationship (or divorce) to accident to head injury to chemobrain to stroke, this is a great place to start your journey.
More About Me
My name is Julie and I am a registered psychotherapist with 17+ years experience. I hold an MTC (Master Therapeutic Counsellor) and RCS (Registered Counselling Supervisor) with ACCT. (I’ve also worked in hospital administration, construction and business/marketing).
I’m the mother of 4 adult sons, grandmother (with 6 + 2 grandchildren), partner, girlfriend, sister, daughter and passionate student of the new neuroscience which explores the connection between the brain, mind and psyche.
I started this website years ago (and it’s still under construction!?) to help make sense of the challenges I experienced myself and to make sure that the knowledge I ‘learned along the way’ wasn’t lost.
To my delight some of the new research in neuroscience confirms theories I’ve had since my injuries and my hope is that we can share our knowledge and help each other, rich and poor alike. Sharing, in itself, has been shown to aid recovery and increase resilience. We humans are social creatures and need to connect and belong!
Relationship and Trauma Counselling Services
Imago Style Therapy is one of the most successful relationship and marriage counselling therapies, bar none. Blended with NVC it’s pure dynamite! TOT, or Trust Oriented Therapy is powerful (and gentle) and is a great glue to join NVC and Imago. TOT fits like a glove and includes a Mindfulness approach. EMDR, Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural approaches also make top-notch trauma therapies and are part of TOT. CueCards™ bring immeasurable benefit to you, at home and without the expense of professional counselling.
ConnectionCue™ and RelationshipCue™ Cards
NVC is a simple concept but it has always proven extremely hard to put into practice. ConnectionCue™ cards bring ease and usability to NVC, Imago-style and to personal development. These brightly coloured, glossy little cards remind you of the dozens of needs that we all have constantly and often miss at a great cost to ourselves. RelationshipCue™ cards guide successful communication for every couple and offer clear guidelines – and a reminder of the rules! – for couples communication.
On this website you will find a blueprint to guide you as you design your life. Here you will find ideas to start you on the path to building a stronger ‘you’, wherever you start from, creating a vibrant family or healing from trauma.
A Truly Innovative Website
This website (and the CueCards) are designed to be used with or without a therapist. That’s right: you can get started without expensive help. Use these ideas with your own therapist (or a close friend if you cannot afford a therapist). To help you get started I will also send you a step-by-step instruction booklet. Seeking out support, together with the information itself on this website, help to heal your trauma. You’ll be amazed and delighted at what you can do!
Many types of therapy, traditional and alternative, are described here. It’s good to know what’s available and this information will help you find the right fit for your healing.
My sons have all been key in the rebuilding of my own life with their support, love, loyalty and physical strength. Matt, Dan, Ben and Tom are, each in different and unique ways, an incredible inspiration to me and offer their loving at every turn. Thank you, all of you!
If you have questions, please send me an email.