Julie Karen Butler is not currently accepting new clients.
My clinical background is in Psychodynamic psychotherapy with emphasis on Attachment theory and human development across the life span. Having an in-depth understanding of how our early beginnings impact our view of self, life, and relationships, assists me to support my clients toward developing empathy and compassion for themselves and others. I believe this can be an integral factor in the healing process and in attaining a sense of personal freedom.
I mostly utilise Attachment and EMDR-informed approaches in my practice with all ages and presentations. When working with parents or when a family based treatment is indicated, I often draw on the following models: COS -P (Circle of security parenting) and MBT (Mentalisation based therapy).
I understand and respect how challenging it can be to take the first step toward seeking professional support when experiencing difficult times. It can feel uncomfortable and daunting. I believe that a comfortable therapeutic fit between client and therapist is essential for good therapeutic outcomes and offer a free 15-minute phone consult for new clients.
- Years in Practice: 15 Years
- Membership: Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand / Registered Psychotherapist
- Training: MHSc Psychotherapy (Hons), Grad dip Child mental h / 2010
Certified EMDR practitioner- Adult, child, R-TEP, G-TEP. Facilitator COS-P parenting program, MBT- Mentalisation based parenting program
- Certificate: EMDR.org.nz / EMDR certified / 2020
- Trauma and PTSD
- Coping Skills
- Behavioural Issues
- Emotional Disturbance
- Family Conflict
- Life Coaching
- Life Transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sleep or Insomnia
- Children (6 to 10)
Types of Therapy
- Circle of security parenting
- Family Systems
- Mentalisation based therapy - parenting
Julie Karen Butler