Julie is a practising clinical Counsellor/Psychotherapist, having been practising for over 8 years. She has a depth of practical experience in working with clients in both short and long-terms contexts. She works from a person centred and client focused framework. Julie subscribes to the client as the expert in their own life. Her professional approach is one of empowering the individual to achieve greater independence, improved mental health and positive well-being. She specialises in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Single incident trauma, compound and complex trauma, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and domestic and family violence. Julie also works with people relating to family of origin and family systems, along with mental health issues, which can often present with addiction and substance abuse dependency, attachment disorders and depression and anxiety. Her areas of focus have been centred on how historic traumatic events impact people in their present-day relationships and sense of self-worth. This often manifests as alcohol and drug dependency, patterns of being subject to violence or emotional abuse in relationships and unhealthy attachments to others. Julie’s most notable career experience was as clinical Psychotherapist at The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (RCIRCSA), where she counselled hundreds of survivors of child sexual abuse. She was appointed lead clinician to the Royal Commission’s case study 46, exploring the Criminal Justice System and served as the international clinical liaison to the United Kingdom’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Without judgement, Julie works with the issues the client brings to her sessions and she finds this work of witnessing people’s journeys of discovery and fulfillment a humbling and purposeful occupation.