About me, My passion and what others say
Passionate About Helping Families Thrive
Hi! I’m Julie
First and foremost I’m a mum who is constantly learning. My family is an eclectic mix of my husband, birth children, grown up foster children, cats and our wider family.
I’m passionate about parents feeling confident and making use of their wisdom and expertise because it makes a massive difference to the whole family. I know that from experience.
Too often parents don’t realise what a wealth of wisdom and knowledge they have on their children, especially when family life is tough and they can’t see the wood for the trees.
I work with parents who are passionate about giving their children the best possible start in life but are finding there is no simple a to b route to do this or who are just feeling like they've lost their way and it's all got overwhelming and lonely.
My own journey into parenting was back to front – I was a foster carer for 7 years along with my husband, Steve. Our first “child” was 17 and our second was 14! These experiences plus having my own birth children who are now 5 and 7 have taught me there really is no one size fits all. We’ve had many moments feeling stuck, frustrated and exhausted over the years.
In those challenging times having a safe space to talk, reflect, step back and access our expertise on our children has consistently make a difference to finding positive ways forward and making family life work better. It’s why doing this work matters so much to me. When I help you - your whole family will reap the benefit and you'll enjoy this precious time together so much more.
It might also help you to know I'm a qualified coach and I worked as a teacher for many years in a pupil referral unit. Many of the pupils had been excluded or were school refusers. I still do some work with young people in a local independent school which offers bespoke education.
If you know you need help, but you're not sure where to start book a chat and find out more.