Julie-Ann has studied Counselling Skills for two years and is now studying Therapeutic Counselling Level 4. She’s completed her first year and will qualify in June 2022.
Julie-Ann accessed counselling as a client with post-natal depression and found it to be really helpful. She wanted to learn the skills and theory to be able to support others in the same way she was supported. She has been a health coach for Public Health in a previous role. During this time, Julie-Ann realised physical and mental health are intrinsically linked. She felt it was important for her to find out more about what therapies could support people mentally as well as what she already knew about physical wellness. She currently works in a children’s home and supports young people who have experienced trauma and other mental health issues. She’s seen how much counselling has helped them too.
Life can get overwhelming for anyone, and when it does our thoughts can get confused, muddled, loud or intrusive. Talking therapy can help us unravel our thoughts into sentences where the words come out in an order, and from there we can see and feel things more clearly.
Julie-Ann is also an artist and creates large paintings of colourful mandalas for people to use as meditation tools.