Julia (Jules) Vaughan Smith
The main focus of my work now is exploring and writing about applied psychotherapy and ‘Identity Orientated Psycho-Trauma’ work, based on the theories and practice of Professor Franz Ruppert and drawing widely on the work of others in this field.
My background includes 25 years of coaching and organisational development practice, 15 years of experience in private practice as a qualified and registered integrative and humanistic psychotherapist, 8 years training in Family & Systemic Constellations and in Identity Orientated Psycho-Traumtology and the Intention Method, as developed by Professor Franz Ruppert.
I am an independent author, well truer to say I am working towards becoming a fully fledged independent author, writing about themes that emerge from my work. I am currently writing What Trauma has to do with Coaching, Step Family Psycho-Dynamics and ‘On Being a Daughter’. My book Therapist to Coach was published by the Open University Press in 2005.
I have had a varied career as a nurse, educator, education and training policy strategist for the NHS, organisation, leadership and group process consultant, provider of leadership development programmes, small and large group facilitation, accredited executive coach/coach supervisor (accredited by APECS), provider of coach qualifying trainings (accredited by ILM), qualified integrative psychotherapist, systemic constellations and constellation of the intentions facilitator. I have been able to work with a very wide range of people, in many different settings in the UK and internationally, facing similar and very different personal, work and organisational challenges. I am a member of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapists.
I am a partner of Becoming Ourselves. We close Anaptys Ltd in November 2017 after 18 years of successful and rewarding business as a provider of organisational consultancy, leadership development,Executive Coaching and qualifying coach training, and Coach Supervision. Becoming Ourselves as been operating since 2000, providing therapeutic services one to one and in groups.
I live by the sea in East Devon, and am fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful scenery. I play with abstract painting, create and paint mandalas, enjoy walking, take time for mindfulness practice, and value my husband, friends, colleagues and family greatly.