"Last Christmas I felt depressed instead of the expected joy the holiday usually brings. When this lasted for almost two months past the New Year, I knew I needed professional help. I contacted Dr. Julie because several expat sites highly recommended her services. Dr. Julie and I worked together and identified that unresolved family issues were robbing me of enjoying my life in France. Dr. Julie was extremely compassionate and helped me not only find peace with family members who remain dear to me, but also how to be more compassionate toward myself. I am so grateful for the positive ways my life and relationships have changed due to our work together. Thank you, Dr. Julie".
"Thank you so much for your help & support, you have quite literally helped me change my life".
"After spending over 35 years married we were at the stage of thinking we knew what each other was thinking and the reasons for their actions. We discovered through working with Julie, that we had created our own individual narrative rather than one which was shared: In essence we had stopped listening to one another. She has helped us re-discover why we are a couple and has guided us to identify our commonly shared values and respect our differences. She challenged us to re-think what we thought we knew and gave us tools to practice our communication skills with each other. The process was challenging and we sometimes felt emotionally drained while processing what we had discussed. The benefits to us as a couple have been dramatic, our relationship has improved; we talk more and discuss our feelings, which is liberating. We have a level of contentment which we had not experienced for a number of years".
"Long story short, I haven't had a drink in 67 days and I feel fantastic. I quit smoking at the same time, so my body feels so much better. I feel like a lot of the anxiety and depression that has been a part of my daily life has been lifted off of me. I really want to thank you for helping me through the difficult time I was having, and for inspiring me to pursue my dreams and passions in this life. Without your insights, I'm not sure I would have been able to tough out all the transitions. I can't thank you enough!"
"Thank you! For helping us figuring out a way to communicate better, really, really listen to each other and for keeping our family together and equipped to work out solutions ourselves".
"In a way, it was a pity I waited as long as I did. If it was the man thing, or if I really never actually knew how successful therapy could be, I really don't know. All I know is that it worked. You should take great comfort from doing a great job. I can only wish for similar outcomes for all those other people out there, who are struggling with one thing or another. I am pretty sure I will look back at my time with you as a turning point to putting me back together. I know it is your job, but thank you so so much".
"I started therapy again and it was hard but, looking back I realise just how important it was. In the moment it was little, practical things for beating anxiety or reminders to journal but I see now how that therapist, Dr Jules, instilled a sense of self belief in me. How she gave me opportunities to see that I was enough, that I was not wrong by default, that I was not broken and, most importantly how she validated my feelings & experiences. I am incredibly grateful to have lived an entire year without a depressive episode. A year where my anxiety was under control and where my BPD was not totally in control of me. A year of choosing and practicing self love, of growing, of letting go. A year of living, not just surviving. That was what my therapist had done; cultivated the circumstances in myself for healing to occur. Planted the seed that maybe I do know what I need better than others do. Suggested that who I am is actually just fine as it is. Set up opportunities for me to prove to myself that, actually, I can do it".
"Two years ago, my husband and I sought a marriage therapist because our marriage was falling apart. We could barely speak or look at each other. Felt the other partner wasn’t doing enough, and that we were no longer happy (like other couples). We had only been married for 2 years, yet we were already giving up on our relationship. On each other. And on our young family. It at this point that we decided to give our relationship ‘one last chance’ and reached out to Julie.
With Julie’s guidance, we learned how to communicate better with each other. How to express our feelings in a way that the other person could ‘hear’. Without judgement and guided with love. We learned how to face and deal with conflicts and how to be better partners to each other. We reset our relationship.
But this approach wasn’t easy – it took additional several sessions of individual therapy, to help me fully deal with childhood trauma, which had warped my way of thinking about relationships, and which made me a “toxic” partner to my husband. Even accepting and realising that, was a huge milestone, and so the work to rebuild myself, my confidence, my sense of self-worth, forgiving people, forgiving myself and being kinder to myself started.
Thanks to Julie, I am in a much better place than I was in 2020. Our relationship is thriving, our family is happier, and I am very happy. I am more self-aware, more confident in myself and my abilities, and feel I have the tools to deal with anything that life throws my way. I am a far much better wife, partner, mother, and even colleague. I am now able to look forward to a beautiful future in my personal and professional life. I see myself growing old together with my husband (and my friend). And I am excited about the future. This wouldn’t have been possible, had we not sent that first email to Julie."