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 is listed as a MBSR/MBCT teacher with UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers.

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

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. Julia is currently studying for a PhD at Salomons Institute of Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University.