Julie originally trained as a nurse (moving into school nursing as she raised her family). 28 years ago, she set up as a consultant to schools in the areas of wellbeing and PSHE. Having trained as a systemic therapist, she then worked as a psychotherapist in schools and private practice. Julie is a leading provider of workshops and seminars for children, adolescents and parents in London and the surrounding area. She teaches mindfulness and mindfulness self-compassion to young people, teachers, parents and within the charity sector. The author of several children’s books on issues such as bullying, anger, and step families, Julie has also contributed to Radio 4 productions including ‘Bringing up Britain’ and a series on cyberbullying. She is committed to informing, equipping, affirming, and at times challenging, all who work with children, adolescents and parents.