Hi, Let Me Introduce Myself

'My practice Julia Psychology arose from the need to be able to help people from my holistic view on mental health and wellbeing. '

My name is Julia Bouws, psychologist and coach in Amsterdam and Online. From an early age I was curious about human beings and human behavior. What makes people behave in a certain way? How does your upbringing and childhood influence the rest of your life? What aspects make people happy and resilient? This curiosity led to a university studies in Psychology and to internships at a variety of companies. With a master’s degree in my pocket and a brain full of theoretical knowledge,

I began my career as a psychologist in the mental health care. There I learned a lot and gained a lot of experience in treating various psychological issues. There I also discovered how much I love helping people to feel more powerful and regain control over their own lives. Unfortunately, the current healthcare system is focused more on controlling symptoms and complaints. I faced certain limitations because there was not much room for an holistic approach towards health and disease. My practice Julia Psychology arose from the need to be able to help people from my holistic view on mental health and wellbeing. 

My vision of mental health

As a holistic psychologist, I believe that everything is connected. In our sessions I therefore find it important to look at your issue from different angles, for example from your behavior, feelings, thoughts, body, lifestyle, meaningfulness and your life.
experiences so far. In short: Mind, Body & Soul. In addition, I like to work experientially and body-oriented. This means that we will not just talk every session, but we will also do exercises so that you can learn and transform on a deeper level.
In addition, I find it important to make each trajectory personal and customized. No standardized protocols, but a unique approach for each person.


Schematherapie bij Vlokhovenopleidingen
EMDR Basiscursus bij Educas 
Holistisch Coach opleiding bij De Upstarter 
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy bij ACTinActie
Cognitieve Gedragstherapie bij Vlokhovenopleidingen
Master Klinische Ontwikkelingspsychologie aan de Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam
Bachelor Pedagogische Wetenschappen aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam

After obtaining my Master's degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, I educated myself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Holistic Coaching, Schema therapy and EMDR. In addition, I have studied Mindfulness, Holistic Psychology and Positive Psychology. I am a member of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists where I have the registration Psychologist NIP. This means that my diplomas, certificates and work experience have been checked and accredited. 

Clients describe my approach as warm, positive, professional, sincere and involved. Do you feel like my vision suits you? I would love to hear from you!