to Creative Connections Cheshire, which brings together my work as a Poet,
Counsellor and Writing Therapist. 

Exploring words and offering support have always been at the heart of what I
do. These two strands connect to form the third: helping others to discover
the benefits of writing for themselves – whether for creative or therapeutic

I am based in the Northwest, mainly around Chester, where I am privileged
to be the current Poet-in-Residence at Chester Cathedral, a volunteer role
I took on in August, 2019.

Do explore the site to find out more about what I do and how my services
might be of help to you.

Writing Workshops

In the unique and inspiring setting of Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF, and other locations.

No previous experience needed, just a desire to write and discover where words might take you.

Click to find out more about our Creative Writing Workshops

Previous participants have commented…

Really enjoyed Saturday’s workshop on the sea theme and have been reflecting on what my writing told me on and off since.


I feel I’ve rediscovered a part of myself that had been buried – that writing part – so good to have dusted that down!


Thank you once again for a fabulous and thought-provoking morning.


  • About Julia


    From writing stories for my younger brother, to penning poems for the School Magazine and filling a growing pile of personal journals, the written word has always been part of my life’s journey.

    I started out as an English Teacher and subsequently retrained as a Counsellor. I have counselled in a GP Surgery and worked with various Employee Assistance Schemes and Charitable Trusts alongside seeing private clients.

    Although I have done some freelance journalism and written four non-fiction books, creative writing has become my main focus in recent years.

    My poems have appeared online on sites including Amaryllis, Silver Birch Press, Clear Poetry, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, Riggwelter and Ink,Sweat and Tears. I have been published in Curlew and Bucks Mill Magazine, and anthologised in Our Hearts Still Sing. My first poetry collection, Chester City Walls, came out in 2015.

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