Registered Clinical Psychologist
Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
Member of the Australia New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
Julia is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with a strong passion and commitment towards helping individuals and families live rich, rewarding and full lives. Her experience primarily lies in working with children, adolescents, young adults and families presenting with a wide range of difficulties including eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety/mood problems, complex trauma, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Julia understands the devastating and wide-spread effects of eating disorders on both individuals and families, and offers a sensitive, compassionate, kind and thoughtful therapeutic approach. She appreciates that individuals and families seeking treatment often come with a multitude of previous treatment experiences, emotions, expectations, hopes and fears. Julia has strong skills in engaging individuals and families where they are at and aims to enhance and draw out the strength and resilience of each person and family that is so integral to achieving full recovery.
As a member of the NZEDC team, Julia offers assessment and intervention to individuals and families experiencing difficulties associated with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She receives regular expert supervision and is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure she provides the most effective evidence-based treatments to those she works with. Julia also currently works part-time at the Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service, Hutt Valley.
Julia has training, experience and skills using a variety of therapies including Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness approaches, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and is an accredited Incredible Years Parent Programme facilitator. She is currently completing training in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Eating Disorders (CBT-E). Julia places strong value on developing individualised treatment plans that specifically and effectively meet the needs of every individual and/or family she works with. Therapy is a collaborative process and Julia brings genuine authenticity into her work with all those she walks alongside.
Julia is available to receive referrals from the Wellington region and currently sees clients in private practice on Wednesdays.