Julia Cernaz

APPROACH

I have been working with individuals, couples and families in counselling and therapy for over 20 years. I draw on a range of therapeutic models and approaches to support and foster well-being for people in their lives and in their significant relationships. I value working collaboratively with the people who consult with me, attending to both challenges and hopes  and holding the unique experience of each person at the centre of the work. 

I have additional specialization and interest in working with people affected by grief and loss and in working with people confronting fertility issues, undergoing reproductive treatment and working to create families through donor conception.  I welcome working with people from diverse backgrounds and communities and have experience working with people identifying as LGBTIQ.

My orientation to therapy draws on various therapy models including systems theory, psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). In work with couples/relationships I also draw on EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). I am trained in the use of  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and RET (Radical Exposure Tapping) which are processes used to assist in responding to trauma.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Professional supervision to counsellors and groups.

  • Debriefing services

  • Development and delivery of training programs and workshops.