Professional Registered Psychiatric Nurse Therapist / Counsellor                      083 987 2184

My areas of specialization include:

  • Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Issues
  • Infertility, Loss
  • Parenting: –  Child / Adolescents
  • Anxiety, Grief  and Loss

I have been a Professional Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Midwife for over 20 years.

Most of the people I see in my Counselling Practice arrive when they are struggling to see a way out of the situation that keeps them from feeling good about themselves and their lives.

People often  need a sounding board or some tools for handling a challenging situation.

Or having the opportunity to be in a quiet, private and safe place and being heard to allow clarity.


Some of the concerns clients bring to the sessions are:

*Fears around pregnancy, birth or change in identity becoming a parent

*Difficulties after baby is born: sleeping or feeding issues; feeling isolated; depressed or anxious

*Connecting with baby

*Relationship issues


*Dealing with challenging ADHD-type behaviour

*Adolescent and young adult concerns


My rooms are centrally situated in Wynberg and Lakeside.



Contact + Rates


Please contact me  via –

Cell :  083  987  2184


Rates:   R550  per session.

Home-visiting is done in selective cases.  R650 per session.

(Booked sessions will be charged for unless cancellation is made 24 hours beforehand. )









My approach

My approach to therapy

I have a deep belief in the value of therapy.

I work within a Psychodynamic theoretical framework and adapt my treatment methods to the individual needs presented by each individual client.

Therapy allows  a private and confidential space – your own space and your own  time – to explore aspects of your life with the guidance of the therapist.


About Julia

My background

My interest and passion around the journey of Pregnancy and Birth drew me to search for deeper meanings of these life-changing events. I then facilitated  Lifeline/Childline groups and counselled  women vulnerable to depression around the time of pregnancy and birth at The Perinatal Mental Health Project.

I cemented my counselling experiences with academic depth through completing an Honours in Psychology and attending reading groups over the years following (Melanie Klein, Donald Winnicott, Mother-Infant Psychotherapy).

I have presented talks to live and radio audiences, run workshops  and facilitated my own Mothers’ Therapeutic Group.

Throughout the past 10 years, I have been a member of  the Western Cape Association for Infant Mental Health and Secretary for  4 years.

I am currently studying a Masters in Infant Mental Health (MPhil Stellenbosch).