I had been offered counselling with my doctor but was uncertain of what I wanted help with. I was just too depressed to focus effectively and think clearly. I was in a rut and was not clear about the way forward but didn't want to remain as I was. From the start Julia was professional, insightful and challenging without being aggressive. I did need someone to challenge my preconceived ideas and negative thoughts about myself. This I feel is a professional skill and not one that every counsellor can do effectively. She unravelled 58 years of turmoil in my life and has left me with a huge zest for life and moving forward. Almost as if I have just started out but with the benefit of experience. I can't thank her enough. No words would ever be good enough. But, if by writing this review you go and see her and start enjoying your life then I will be happy.