Julie gets fantastic results and this can be seen through the feedback she gets from individuals who benefit from her dynamic approach.
“ Julie is one of those rare talents who always inspires me. If I’m in a challenging situation I always think “What would Julie do?” She has helped me in my work for over 25 years. ”
“ I first met Julie when my husband and I went to see her for relationship counselling. I was in recent remission from cancer and my husband in recovery from addiction. Julie managed to contain and hold our anguish with enormous skill and compassion. I didn’t realise just how much skill at the time (I came to understood that much later, when my own understanding of the process grew). I only knew that it was the first time I had felt safe for a very long time.
For the outcome? Suffice to say that twenty-six years later, I am still alive and my husband and I are still married.
I heartily recommend Julie as a therapist, teacher, coach or mentor.
“ Supervision with Julie achieves exactly ’ what it says on the tin’. Superb vision from 360 degrees. Julie delivers this with compassion and humour and if you are lucky enough to be in one of her group sessions you will find a veritable feast to sustain you, comfortably through till the next session! ”
“ Julie is a committed, creative and professional practitioner: psychotherapist, coach, supervisor and trainer. She is vastly experienced in working with a variety of clients in a number of settings. ”
Professor Elizabeth Holloway
“ Julie Hewson is a highly creative and experienced professional. She has built her own very successful institute. She has a renaissance mind and easily moves from her artistry in the visual arts to the work of the psychotherapist and consultant. I highly regard the depth of her insight into human behavior and her translation of that knowledge into effective practice. ”
“ Julie Hewson is a creative trainer, and her CPD workshop for Cambridge Supervision Training on ‘The origins and manifestations of shame and how to cope with it in ourselves and support others’ was well received. Her enthusiasm is infectious. ”
Christine Louise De Canonville
“ Julie is a wondrous and magical teacher. She has the gift to inspire awe and wonder in her students, and manages to bring out a wide range of possibilities that allows the individual to experience themselves in a way they never knew was possible. ”
“ I work as a General Practioner in Torquay. I have known Julie for 15 years and am grateful for way she has improved the lives of myself, my colleagues and patients alike.
She taught my GP support group the Introduction to transactional analysis course (TA101) and drawing on this the group has grown and developed into an effective way of dealing with the stresses we deal with daily. Julie has been an integral part of this on an ongoing basis providing us with new models and techniques to help each other and our patients.
From a GP practice perspective Julie was instrumental in helping us develop an effective management structure by facilitating a whole team practice away day. She also has helped us better understand the different drivers we have and how communication can be improved by this understanding.
I have direct experience of Julies counselling skills being effective in turning around the lives of colleagues and patients alike.
Julie has a generosity of spirit and unique ability to integrate various models and tools to draw down the skills needed to help the individual, group or organisation achieve its potential and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of this. ”
“ When I was introduced to Julie Hewson by my doctor I was teaching, running a business, bringing up a child and suffering from Chronic Fatigue. I was so anxious I could not attend at appointment on my own or go shopping. Julie managed to gently reduce my anxiety, which allowed me to make decisions about my life and move forward. Julie helped me with my personal life and also acted as a business consultant which enabled me to slowly take back control of my life. She taught me how to take care of myself, so that I could take care of others. If it wasn't for Julie we not have had a second child(I truly believe this) nor would my husband and I have the business we have today. Julie helped me see I had options and as a result I now purely work for the business. Julie's business advice and expertise helped us with our business and we now have 13 staff and is constantly evolving. ”
“ When I first enlisted Julie's help, I was and had been clinically depressed for many years. She instantly made me feel that I was in a good place, however doubts arose as they do when one has visited many therapists who have not been able to help. Gradually and subtly I became aware of how gifted, wise and dependable Julie is, and how very much better life was becoming. She showed me the way to processing my thoughts, feelings and actions in a more productive way. In turn I became aware of the person I really am. There is no doubt that Julie has been a bridge to my wellness. Her professional qualifications are without doubt but what makes her work really important and beneficial is a lifetime of learning to understand how the human psyche really works and how it becomes fashioned by experiences that dictate our direction. This requires real commitment to a need to ease and remedy whatever suffering a person who seeks her help is undergoing. This expertise is also borne of the way that she nourishes her own life. ”
“ Julie Hewson has been my supervisor since 2015. I was looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I found that with Julie. In our first meeting, we quickly developed an I-Thou relationship and this has developed into an excellent working alliance. She has helped me develop and understand who I am as a therapist, and thereby my ability to help my clients, and is always prepared to challenge and nurture my thinking and ideas and highlight areas for improvement in a phenomenological way. I leave our supervisory sessions feeling supported, empowered and understood.
Peter Smith GP Devon
“ Julie has provided me with kind, compassionate and wise psychotherapeutic supervision for twenty years. As an experienced GP this has been the most useful continuous professional development that I have done in my whole career. It has been instrumental in helping me deal with the many challenges of my job and has helped me to still greatly enjoy my role as a doctor well into the fourth decade. Julie provides a space where you feel safe, understood and are able to develop a greater knowledge of not only self but of the wider world. She is willing not only to listen and guide but also to confront and challenge - always with gentleness and humour.