Qualified in Family Therapy, Julie trained at Alma Family Centre and studied Social Sciences in Counselling at Swinburne University.
Julie’s qualifications include: Gottman trained relationship therapist, 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 a preferred therapist for the Zoe Belle Gender Collective.
Julie Lorenz deals with family issues, specialising in relationship counselling with a no-nonsense, humour filled commonsense approach.
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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