Hi! I’m Julie
First and foremost I’m a mum who is constantly learning.
My own journey into parenting was back to front – I was a foster carer for 7 years along with my husband, Steve. Our first “child” was 17 and our second was 14! These experiences plus having my own birth children who are now 6 and 8 have taught me there really is no one size fits all. We’ve had many moments feeling stuck, frustrated and exhausted over the years.
In those challenging times having a safe space to talk, reflect, step back and access our expertise on our children has consistently made a huge difference to our experience of family life. When we had support as parents we were better able to support our children and family life was calmer and happier.
It’s why doing this work matters so much to me. When I help you - your whole family will reap the benefit and you'll enjoy this precious time together so much more.
About me professionally
It might also help you to know I'm a qualified coach. I trained with the Coaching Academy and I'm a member of the Association For Coaching as part of my ongoing professional accountability and development.
As well as our training and experience as foster carers, I worked as a teacher for many years in a pupil referral unit. Many of the pupils had been excluded or were school refusers. I still do some work with young people in a local independent school which offers bespoke education.