• IFPA
  • MAR


  • Aromatherapy and Aromatherapy Massage
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Ear Candling (thermo-auricular therapy)
  • Natural Lift Facial Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Spiritual Healing


  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Spiritual Development
  • Mindfulness Meditation

Intuitive and empathetic, Julia is a gifted therapist and has an innate love of people, plants and animals. The Upminster Sanctuary for¬†Complementary Healing and Teaching is her dream child, created as a centre for healing and learning and dedicated to the love and care of all its visitors. Julia’s hard work and determination brought about the opening of The Sanctuary on 6th October 1998.

Julia first came to this plot of land when she was 19 years old, and purchased it in 1971. She made a promise to it there and then, that she would make it smile again. Julia has breathed love into this land continually since that day and as she promised, has brought 100’s of people here over the years to heal, receive comfort, and rejuvenation. The Sanctuary is Julia’s passion and joy. The Centre of Excellence that she has created has grown and blossomed under her care and hard work, transforming it from a hidden, overgrown and littered scrubland to the beautiful, bountiful natural haven that it is today.

The Upminster Sanctuary is home to much wildlife; birds flock here, Julia is caretaker to three Beehives, who thrive here and her own family of chickens are very happy. Julia’s love of permaculture is evidenced in her Cottage Garden with its bountiful harvests all year round. She is very grateful for the relationship with nature.

Julia dedicates her life to her work and The Sanctuary, where she practises Holistic Therapies, along with only the best Tutors and Therapists who reflect her love of all things natural and earthly. Julia was joined in Partnership of continues to offer the highest quality Complementary Care in The Community.

Julia has a private contract with all her clients:
“I will do all I can to help you, please do all you can to help yourself!”

Julia continues: “My mother was a District Nurse and Midwife and so I am no stranger to the medical profession. I began seriously investigating complementary therapies and dietary habits after falling to serious illness. Following an endless round of hospital visits and tests I decided to explore a different route. I studied nutrition and became aware of many other marvelous¬†healing practices. Cutting a very long story short, by changing my personal outlook, diet and spiritual understanding, I managed to heal myself without the use of medication, embarking on a path which has now taken me full circle.”

Julia had searched for her purpose, always having had a call to work with the earth and nature. She has truly found her purpose here, and The Upminster Sanctuary is the result of her continual calling to care and heal. Julia emphatically believes that our life experiences, including her own divorce, provide catalysts for growth and development; enabling us to empathise and assist others in their time of need. These experiences, coupled with her high level of training and development, help Julia to offer the exceptional level of care that she does today – treating others as she herself would wish to be treated. Julia will take a personal interest in your wellness, in a timeless manner. Taking care to learn about your history, family, nutrition, environment, life goals, etc as well as physical complications that you are feeling. Clients return year after year and friendships are born from the reciprocal care and respect given.

Julia trained with the Tisserand Institute as an Holistic Aromatherapist and Reflexologist instructed by Robert Tisserand in the art of blending essential oils and by Dr Christine Page in Anatomy and Physiology. She will use only organic oils in her aromatherapy prescriptions, and advanced massage techniques. Reflexology is an incredible therapy and over the years Julia has incorporated many techniques, both learned to advanced level, and intuitive, in her treatments.

Julia has studied Bach Flowers for over twenty years and teaches a three-day intensive course here at The Sanctuary. All our Bach Flower Remedies come from Healing Herbs and Julia has enjoyed many courses and meetings in Hereford with Julian Barnard and his team. Her love of natural, earth-based remedies underpins all her treatments and therapies, helping you to heal in harmony with nature, following a truly holistic pathway.

Julia has achieved full Healership with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers and has gained enormous experience over the years, working as a Healer Support Facilitator for a long period of time. Julia has also undertaken extensive qualifications in Alchemical Healing, and has taken trips to Egypt to further research and connect with the healing energies she feels so drawn to channel in her work.

Julia also studied Kinesiology, Body Harmony and works frequently with Thermal Auricular Therapy (ear candling)  the benefits are amazing. Julia has also incorporated Natural Lift Facial Massage into her practice with magnificent results.

“Under Julia’s Care, one can feel their diminished flame reignite and glow with renewed vigour and warmth.”