Julia Osborne is warm and empathetic, which helps her clients to feel at ease and to be themselves. Her approach involves helping clients to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental space. Julia integrates a person-centred approach along with psychodynamic theory. The person-centred approach sees the client as being their own expert and Julia helps to facilitate this process. Psychodynamic Theory is used alongside this to explore links between the client’s past,present, and unconscious patterns. Julia sees each client as being unique and will tailor her approach to the client’s needs, whilst working in a collaborative and sensitive manner.
Julia has a particular interest in helping people manage the psychological effects of living with chronic health conditions. She pays particular attention to the secondary suffering that can occur and believes it is important to find ways to help her clients to calm their nervous system, explore their values and find purpose.
She has supported people in implementing neuro-linguistic programming and mindfulness-based training to improve their health and emotional wellbeing. She has worked in several customer focused positions, where she encountered a diverse range of people and often had to deal with demanding and stressful situations. This experience helped her to develop empathy and taught her how to stay calm, focused, and friendly.
Julia is a trainee integrative counsellor and a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Lambeth and is currently studying towards a diploma in integrative counselling.