Julie Hughes

Shift Counselling


General Counselling

Do you struggle just to get through the day? Are you tired of fighting with loved ones? Do you see yourself making the same mistakes over and over again?  If so, I can help...



Being in a long-term committed relationship can be hard at the best of times. Communication breakdown, betrayal, loss of trust are some of the common themes I see as a relationship counsellor....


Trauma and Stress

Trauma can happen to anybody and is very common.  What might feel traumatic for one person might not for another; this is completely normal. Trauma is not the event but how our body processes a distressing situation.


Grief and

Grief is part of life. Loss is something we will each face at one time or another. Experiencing deep loss can be one of life's more difficult transitions and getting the helps of a therapist, who can hold space for you is one way to move through it effectively. 

Therapeutic Approach

I am a trauma-informed counsellor with over 10 years experience working with couples, individuals and families. I am currently working towards my Somatic Experiencing Certificate and work within the framework of attachment based counselling, family systems, body-oriented, relationship repair work using tools from Emotionally Focused Therapy. I focus on resolving internal and relational conflict and understanding our deep instincts for safety and connection. I can help you resolve conflicts or distance in a relationship by re-building a bond with your partner or family member. 

About me

As a therapist, I offer a multifaceted approach involving techniques learned in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and individuals), AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Bowen Family Systems Theory and Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine’s multidisciplinary approach to healing trauma). Over the last decade I have immersed myself in the study of Stephen Jenkinson and his teachings on grief, aging, and the reclaiming of culture and community. 

Getting Help

Anxiety, depression, and daily stress can range from being something we feel on occasion to a crippling, scary experience that stops us in our tracks. It is also more common then you think....








Anger Management


I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me. 

- Maya Angelou

1940 Lonsdale Ave

North Vancouver, BC 



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Mon - Fri: 11 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm

​Saturday: 1 pm -5 pm