Transforming lives through in-depth coaching

I originally trained in the UK as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor where I worked in private practice for 10 years. I now draw on that wealth of knowledge and experience to help clients transform their lives through in-depth Coaching. I am passionate about helping people live their best lives – one with less stress, clearer vision and meaning.
I work both in my private practice in Hout Bay, Cape Town and internationally via Skype.

How can coaching help?

How I work

Through a process of self-discovery I will help you connect with your strengths and inner resources so that you can make more conscious choices about your life and relationships. I will assist you in achieving your goals – providing you with practical tools to manage your stress and help keep you focussed and taking actions to make the necessary changes in your life.
We will explore what inspires and motivates you, your values and what holds you back from taking your desired next steps.
My work has primarily been influenced by Cognitve Psychology, Jung, Mindfullness, Positive Psychology and many others.
I believe that our lives are a journey of discovery and that we can choose to grow and find meaning in the difficulties we may encounter as we lead a more authentic and self-accepting life.

Background

After completing a Social Science degree at UCT I went on to work in the corporate environment for a number of years which helped me to gain experience and understanding of that environment.
I then moved to the UK where I did a 4 year U.K.C.P. accredited Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Diploma. This was then followed by working in London and then Cape Town in Private Practice for over 15 years. Since returning to Cape Town I have taken training as a level 2 TRE facilitator, and completed courses in Mindfulness, Coaching and Quantum Energy Coaching. I am registered with COMENSA as a Practitioner Member.

I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.

– Carl Jung

Stress

Our lives have become more and more stressful as we juggle the various aspects of our lives and are faced with increasing choices and demands in an uncertain world. These stresses have a huge impact on our physical and emotional well-being and can often lead to ”burn-out”. As you begin to make changes in your life, I will help you learn how to release and manage your stress with Mindfulness, TRE and Cognitive Coaching.

TRE

Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises

TRE is a revolutionary technique which releases tension from the body due to everyday stress as well as any past trauma. It was developed by Dr David Bercelli who has worked with thousands of people around the world. As the body returns to a calm, balanced state this has a positive affect on all the systems in the body (nervous system, digestive, hormonal, cardiac) .

TRE is an incredibly powerful technique to help you move on from past trauma and to regulate your nervous system. As this is a body-centered approach there is no need to re-visit / talk about the trauma which could in fact be experienced as re- traumatizing.

To find out more: TRE for Africa

Mindfulness

Many of us suffer due to our inability to live in the present moment. Our stress levels are increased by spending time worrying about the past or the future. Learning to practice mindfulness (focussing our attention in the now, without judgment or expectations) helps to reduce our reactivity and bring greater clarity in dealing with stressful events and our emotions.

Testimonials

Julie is a wonderful and caring person who has really helped me turn my life around. I started seeing Julie after the break up of my marriage and she has helped me to re-vision and move forward with my life. I am now living a life I could only have dreamed of.
J.V.
Julie is a wise and insightful coach who has expertly guided me on my journey. She has equipped me with practical ways of managing my stress and coping when I feel emotionally overwhelmed or stuck in negative thinking. I now have better work / life balance, am more assertive and am learning to like myself. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a Coach. Julie is highly professional, has integrity, compassion and gets results!
C.B.
I have known Julie in a professional capacity for 15 years. She has many years of training and experience. Amongst colleagues she has a reputation for being highly regarded, not only for her ability as a Counsellor and Coach but also for her human qualities. As a human being and in her work with clients, Julie is an example to us all, having professional and personal integrity.

What is also remarkable about Julie is her well considered and highly astute perception and clarity of thinking. She possesses the natural qualities of wisdom, centerdness and objectivity that we all crave.

Julie guides her clients with exceptional skill, she is illuminating and inspiring to witness, having a refreshing and stimulating style of working that provides deep understanding and clarity. She installs in others the ability to achieve profound insight and the transformation they aspire to. 

I couldn’t recommend Julie more highly as a conscientious and effective Coach. She has the genuine desire to guide and help others towards experiencing who they are and to be the best they can be.

It has been a privilege knowing and working with her.

Psychotherapist / Coach / Supervisor

Contact Julie

Email: julie.petrie@telkomsa.net
Cell: +27 (0)73 170 8831
Tel: +27 (0)21 790 8767

I welcome all inquiries and questions. Feel free to send me a message using the contact form.

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