Julie Lorenz - Career and Qualifications

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Qualified in Family Therapy, Julie trained at Alma Family Centre and studied Social Sciences in Counselling at Swinburne University.
Julie’s qualifications include: Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Post Graduate Diploma Hypnotherapy, Academy of Hypnotherapy Science.

Julie’s career has taken her to working with mandated clients through the justice system in the early years and she has developed a diverse private practice for well over a decade in Kew, Victoria (an inner eastern suburb of Melbourne). Julie deals with family issues, specialising in relationship counselling with a no-nonsense, humour filled commonsense approach.

Families and relationships these days have many facets that we are not ‘trained’ in. Mens roles are changing with higher expectations of shared home duties as women work full or part-time in employment outside the home. Women are juggling both roles while often helping care for aging parents.

Sometimes a partner will feel disconnected or neglected by the other, often by the pressures of life and this can get between them. One partner may try to raise the issues they face, even suggesting counselling only have it rejected then sometime later it’s as if one partner has gradually ‘left’ the relationship emotionally.
Julie’s direct approach is welcomed and healing to both parties as often results in reconciliation and a plan to move forward.

Many clients are referred to Julie from other therapists and organisations because of her knowledge on matters of sexuality. This delicate subject needs skill, confidence and understanding to deal with the often disappointed feelings around fears of performance failures for both men and women.

In a time in our history where sex is so ‘out there’ couples can often feel that they are ill equipped to keep the interest and passion alive in long-term relationships. Overcoming early childhood conditioning or trying to more forward after a partner has had an affair are just some of the issues that present in therapy.


Julie is also the preferred therapist for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre: gendercentre.com

Julie Lorenz deals with family issues, specialising in relationship counselling with a no-nonsense, humour filled commonsense approach.

Phone Julie Lorenz TODAY on 0407 772 125.
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Cross Dressing:

I first started seeing Julie a year ago and at that time I was very sad, depressed and lonely. After thirty years divorce looked inevitable and I even questioned if life was worth living. 

I was a severely repressed Crossdresser to the point of a complete and utter denial so effective that when I went to see Julie it didn’t even cross my mind that this was an issue. I simply thought that there was either something physiologically missing in my brain, or an undiagnosed Asbergers or something was the reason behind why I was the way I was.

Julie’s pleasant no-nonsense manner is wonderful and I received nothing but complete acceptance without judgement as she helped me unearth numerous self issues going back a lifetime. Resources to help educate me were suggested and provided to enabled me to form a base of understanding relating to relationships, intimacy and sex. Then a process of normalising crossdressing which helped me gain self acceptance of myself as a person.

Nothing was rushed, and never were there any overt “pushes” towards decisions that needed to be made. Rather a gentle encouragement towards the next goal or understanding. Which is not to say she doesn’t tell it how it is, she does. She doesn’t mince words nor fall for diversions or denials, she just bides her time till the moment is right and you are ready for it. She doesn’t try to live your life for you, nor dictate your actions, just provide a pathway to understand and accept it in order to be able to make the right decisions and, if possible, mend the wrong ones. If not possible then to accept them and move on as a stronger person.

Concurrently Julie met weekly with my spose who has had a very difficult time coming to terms with my crossdressing. This has proven invaluable. My somewhat fanciful view that my wife would enthusiastically embrace my feminine side had us on a path to destruction. Julie brought me to the reality of the situation that she will never ever ever (there was a lot more evers) be able to accept it, but that we can still love and live together. She enabled my wife to appreciate the fact that cross dressing is a need not a want, which will make me a better, more complete, balanced and less stressed individual. Julie helped here not just in the life coping emotional needs but in the practical day to day, year to year planning for both of us.

A year on from the day I walked in nervously to Julie’s suite I am happier than I have ever been and feel like I am a real person living a real life. A better husband, a better parent, and a much better feeling deep inside that tells me I am Ok.

No one has a magic wand, but Julie’s help has been, and still is, magic in my life

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