Julia Budden, Counsellor, Ecotherapist, Artist

Hi I'm Julia. People, Nature and Art are my three great loves. Nature Heart started in 2015 when I started offering Kid's nature workshops in the holidays, while working part time as a Landscape Designer. In 2017 I began working full time in my business and it has now grown to include different offerings that blend my unique experience, passions and qualifications.

My qualifications include a degree in Psychology (UCT), an Advanced Counselling Certificate (SACAP) graduating with the Dean's Merit Award in 2015, and a Diploma in Garden Design and 9 years working as a Landscape Designer. I also have 2 years experience working as a volunteer Counsellor in the community, including experience with Trauma.  In 2019 I completed a short course in Ecotherapy, enabling me to work outside therapeutically with adults, teens and children and blend wonderful nature connection practices into my workshops and offerings.

I also paint and call myself an Artist. It is a great love of mine and has sparked my love of all things creative and crafty. Other hobbies include hiking with my family, being close to my pets and gardening.