Julia Hutchinson - Counselling Psychologist

Julia Hutchinson is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Julia is also registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a psychotherapist.

Julia's experience of working therapeutically with adults, and children and young people and their families spans 20 years. She has held positions within the health, education and voluntary sectors. This has included three years as the clinical lead of a child and family therapy team.

Julia has taught and trained a wide range of professionals and lay people, presents at national psychology and counselling conferences and lectures on postgraduate psychology courses. She has been published in the Counselling Psychology Review and was co-editor of that journal for a Special Edition in working with Children and Families. Julia also co-founded YoungWork, a BPS network group for Counselling Psychologists who work with children, young people and their families.

Julia has significant experience of working with the wide range of difficulties that adults struggle with, including depression and anxiety, relationship and family issues, the experience of trauma including abuse and violence, and bereavement, as well those who feel stuck and are wanting something different from their lives. Julia is passionate about the possibility that people can overcome and grow from their experience of trauma. She is EMDR-trained and has been offering this as an approach to adults and children over the last few years.

She has worked with children and their families in schools and the community as well as in clinic settings, and loves talking with children, young people and their parents about their best hopes for their lives and relationships, and how to get back-on-track with these. She has experience of working flexibly and creatively with a wide range of problems that children and their families can struggle with.

Julia regularly runs mindfulness groups for adults, parents, teachers and children.

Julia has an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College in Dublin (1996), an MSc in Mindfulness-Based Approaches with distinction from Bangor University (2016) , a Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy (Sydney) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Child-Focused Practice from Birkbeck College, University of London/Institute of Family Therapy.