Julia (Jules) Vaughan Smith
After a long career in the personal, professional and health development fields, I am now turning my attention to writing, thinking and talking about issues of interest to me, and I hope of interest to others. Currently those issues concern the impact of developmental emotional-psycho-trauma on our adult behaviour, relationships, energy, health and wellbeing. I am an Executive Coach/Supervisor and Qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and talk to those areas of practice and also to anyone interested in these ideas and thinking. I am influenced by the Identity Orientated Psycho-Trauma theory and practice of Professor Franz Ruppert, whose thinking I came to via family and systemic constellations. I am also influenced by a range of other writers and practitioners in this area of thinking.
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 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.