Julie Petrie2023-04-20T07:07:03+00:00

Setting goals is the first step in
turning the invisible into the visible.

- Tony Robbins

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle
for your transformation. Use it!

- Ram Dass

The one thing that you have that nobody
else has is you. Your voice, your mind,
your story, your vision.

Transforming lives through in-depth Coaching, Counselling and TRE(Trauma Release).

I love helping others to live their best lives – one with less stress, more meaning and purpose. I believe there is a connection between the mind, body and spirit and that addressing all these aspects is best in helping us grow and live more effective lives.

I provide a trusting, non-judgemental environment where I can work in a practical way to help develop your strengths, and help you create the life you want to live.

I origionally trained and worked for many years in the Uk as an Integrative/Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

I have worked in London in Private Practice as well as the NHS as a Counsellor and in a Bereavement Center.

Once moving back to Cape Town I have trained as an Accredited Life Coach, TRE Practioner and in Mindfulness(MBSR).

I now see clients face to face in Hout Bay, Cape Town as well via skype throughout S.A. and Internationally.

How can counselling / coaching help?

How I work

Through a process of self-discovery I will help you connect with your strengths and inner resources so that you can make more conscious choices about your life and relationships. I will assist you in achieving your goals – providing you with practical tools to manage your stress and help keep you focussed and taking actions to make the necessary changes in your life.
We will explore what inspires and motivates you, your values and what holds you back from taking your desired next steps.
My work has primarily been influenced by Cognitve Psychology, Jung, Mindfullness, Positive Psychology and many others.
I believe that our lives are a journey of discovery and that we can choose to grow and find meaning in the difficulties we may encounter.
I help my clients to become more authentic and self-compassionate.


After completing a Social Science degree at UCT I went on to work in the corporate environment for a number of years which helped me to gain experience and understanding of that environment.
I then moved to the UK where I did a 4 year U.K.C.P. accredited Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Diploma. This was then followed by working in London and then Cape Town in Private Practice for over 15 years. Since returning to Cape Town I have taken training as a level 2 TRE facilitator, and completed courses in Mindfulness, Coaching and Quantum Energy Coaching. I am registered with COMENSA as a Practitioner Member.
Training in:
– Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Diploma at CCPE.
– Mindfulness (MBSR)
– Inner Life Skills Life Coach (registered with COMENSA as a Practioner Member)

I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.

– Carl Jung


Our lives have become more and more stressful as we juggle the various aspects of our lives and are faced with increasing choices and demands in an uncertain world. These stresses have a huge impact on our physical and emotional well-being and can often lead to ”burn-out”. As you begin to make changes in your life, I will help you learn how to release and manage your stress with Mindfulness, TRE and Cognitive Coaching.


Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises

TRE is a revolutionary technique which releases tension from the body due to everyday stress as well as any past trauma. It was developed by Dr David Bercelli who has worked with thousands of people around the world. As the body returns to a calm, balanced state this has a positive affect on all the systems in the body (nervous system, digestive, hormonal, cardiac) .

TRE is an incredibly powerful technique to help you move on from past trauma and to regulate your nervous system. As this is a body-centered approach there is no need to re-visit / talk about the trauma which could in fact be experienced as re- traumatizing.

To find out more: TRE for Africa


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Many of us suffer due to our inability to live in the present moment. Our stress levels are increased by spending time worrying about the past or the future. Learning to practice mindfulness (focussing our attention in the now, without judgment or expectations) helps to reduce our reactivity and bring greater clarity in dealing with stressful events and our emotions.

Mindfulness helps us to be more compassionate towards ourselves and others.

I have known Julie in a professional capacity for 15 years. She has many years of training and experience. Amongst colleagues she has a reputation for being highly regarded, not only for her ability as a Counsellor and Coach but also for her human qualities. As a human being and in her work with clients, Julie is an example to us all, having professional and personal integrity.

What is also remarkable about Julie is her well considered and highly astute perception and clarity of thinking. She possesses the natural qualities of wisdom, centerdness and objectivity that we all crave.

Julie guides her clients with exceptional skill, she is illuminating and inspiring to witness, having a refreshing and stimulating style of working that provides deep understanding and clarity. She installs in others the ability to achieve profound insight and the transformation they aspire to.

I couldn’t recommend Julie more highly as a conscientious and effective Coach. She has the genuine desire to guide and help others towards experiencing who they are and to be the best they can be.

It has been a privilege knowing and working with her.

Psychotherapist / Coach / Supervisor

Julie is a wonderful and caring person who has really helped me turn my life around. I started seeing Julie after the break up of my marriage and she has helped me to re-vision and move forward with my life. I am now living a life I could only have dreamed of.


Julie is a wise and insightful coach who has expertly guided me on my journey. She has equipped me with practical ways of managing my stress and coping when I feel emotionally overwhelmed or stuck in negative thinking. I now have better work / life balance, am more assertive and am learning to like myself. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a Coach. Julie is highly professional, has integrity, compassion and gets results!


I first started to see Julie when I had just turned 50 and noticed that she worked with people going through ‘Midlife transition’. Julie helped me recover from feeling depressed and anxious and to work through some work and family issues. I have also learnt how to take better care of myself and to set clearer boundaries with people.

As I move around the globe on work assignments, it has been invaluable to work with Julie as a Coach via Skype – helping me with many aspects of my personal and work life. I highly recommend Julie to join you on your journey.


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Contact Julie

I welcome all questions and enquiries.

Cell / WhatsApp: +27 (0)73 170 8831
Email: [email protected]