Read what fellow Practitioners and Associates have to say about Julie
“I decided to ask Julie to be my Supervisor based on her website. I liked what she had to say about Supervision and Counselling, her philosophy. I also liked the idea of having a Supervisor who is well-qualified and experienced but not so far ahead of me that she could not remember what it was like to be at my stage of practice. I wanted someone that I could aspire to be like, someone who was a couple of steps ahead of me, but not so far that I wasn’t able to imagine myself being more like her.
Julie has not let me down and has given me just what I wanted. She has always responded quickly and effectively to any questions or issues that I may have had in-between sessions. She is empathic, knowledgeable and genuine. She works by setting a good example. Her insights and gentle challenges have helped me to grow and develop as a practitioner. I feel as though I can take absolutely anything to Supervision with Julie, anything that is either effecting my work or any aspects of my work that I am struggling with, and whatever it is I am never made to feel that it is anything other than valid.
I really enjoy my work with Julie. I feel supported as a practitioner and through our work together I feel that my confidence has grown and my client work has improved as a result.
I cannot speak highly enough about my experience of Julie as a Supervisor.”
Fiona Prentis – Counsellor
“After seeing Julie’s picture on her website I felt straight away I would be able to work with her and that was proved right with her warm and friendly approach.
During my supervision with her I have always felt safe and able to discuss anything with her both about my clients and myself. She has encouraged me to grow as a Counsellor by challenging me with issues around my clients and also allows time for me to reflect on my approach to them.
Sometimes I think I haven’t got much to discuss but as soon as I sit in the chair opposite Julie I seem to come up with all sorts of issues and I feel that is down to her making me feel safe and valued and I would recommend her to anyone.”
Allison Knox – Counsellor
“Since October 2013, in her capacity of supervisor, Julie has helped me enrich my work with some very difficult clients within the NHS setting with her supportive and imaginative style of supervision.
The open, friendly and non judgemental way she builds on the working relationship, is both professional and informed, allowing me to feel safe to explore and reconnect to our wealth of joint knowledge.
Julie has also great business knowledge and experience and is hugely encouraging when it comes to personal growth within the counselling profession.”
Fiona Summers-Smith – Counsellor
“Julie is a first class professional who is a pleasure to do business with. She blends consummate skill with obvious emotional intelligence and innate compassion to provide highly effective interventions for her clients. She maintains a high level of current awareness of both professional and socio-cultural issues to inform both her business and professional worlds.
Julie’s greatest offering may be the unswerving passion for empowering people through her work. This is an enduring value reflecting in everything she does, very much “walking the talk” in an authentic way. As a valued colleague I can only offer the very highest recommendation to anyone considering using her services. She’s a seriously nice person to boot!”
David Cliff – Gedanken
“I can highly recommend Julie Twist in her work as a Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is experienced in all three areas and maintains highly professional work ethic.”
Christine McIntyre – Psychotherapist