Julie Gurnell

Julie Gurnell is a Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK trained Art Psychotherapist with over 12 years’ experience working in Mental Health with Adults, Children and Adolescents.  She has experience of working in private practice, inpatient psychiatric settings, multi-disciplinary community psychological therapy teams, school settings, open art therapy studios and rehab unit art therapy groups.

Julie is also trained in EMDR Level 2, an extremely effective protocol for resolving PTSD and trauma related symptomatology.  Her approach is to integrate more recent neuroscience research with regards to body and mind work.  This approach includes psycho-education, emotional regulation and trauma processing when clinically indicated.

Julie’s private practice is in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, 12 Victoria Rd, Plumstead, 7800.  She works with moderate to complex and severe mental health diagnoses, particularly where early attachment and developmental trauma is indicated.  Single incident traumatic events leading to a PTSD diagnosis are very effectively resolved with the EMDR protocol.  She is passionate about image making in Art therapy as an effective vehicle in therapy to support resolving emotional and psychological difficulties and facilitating on-going development and healing.