Julia Gutgsell [BSc, MSc, Certificate Professional Coaching Practice]

Julia Gutgsell [BSc, MSc, Certificate Professional Coaching Practice]

About me

I am Julia, I am an experienced and certified coach, specialising in transition coaching. Thanks for exploring my page!

As a transition coach, I assist individuals in purposefully navigating personal and professional life changes.

My mission is to support people like you through transitional moments in life; helping you break through the status quo to emerge as a new person as you step into new beginnings with confidence, inspired by the opportunities that await you.

Are you going through a transition?

Are you feeling stuck?

Does your life feel out of balance?

Are you preparing for the next chapter in your life?

Do you feel uninspired and bored?

Does the status quo no longer satisfy you?

Are things up in the air?

Do you want to remodel your life?

We all go through many transitions in our lives - leaving home to go to school or work, changing jobs, getting married, relocating, having children, retiring etc. Sometimes transitions are planned, other times they happen out of the blue. Regardless of the circumstances, navigating these transitions can be difficult. We may be confronted with feelings of loss, grief, perhaps even despair or anger. If it's a transition we have been looking forward to, perhaps a wedding, we can feel excited yet still experience 'cold feet' about what life will be like after the transition.

Transitions are periods of growth disguised as chaos and uncertainty.

Benefits of transition coaching?

Transitional moments can often feel like a roller coaster! Having a professional coach on your side can help you transform these moments into unique opportunities for growth and personal development.

As your coach I can help you:

  • Develop a clear roadmap to navigate and manage periods of chaos and uncertainty
  • Cope with the disruption and worries about the future
  • Explore, brainstorm and discover new sources of inspiration
  • Find your feet in a new role (new job, parent, etc) quicker
  • Promote resilience and growth


Although I work with a broad range of clients, I have specific knowledge and experience of working in the following areas:

  • Healthy relationships
    High-control groups / cults
  • Moving abroad and expat life
  • Young adults 18+
  • Making a multi-passionate life work

Let me know what you are facing to find out how I can help!

Here is what some of my past clients have said about me:

Julia is a very insightful and encouraging coach. She has listened carefully and considerately to my thoughts about my business and how I'd like to go forward to expand and develop. She has challenged any thoughts that may pop up and helped to drill down to find out what they may mean and the possible barriers they may produce. She is highly professional with a clear understanding of me as her client and allowed me to become much more solution focused and to use my time more wisely. Thank you, Julia.

Karl Macrae

Julia is an amazing coach! Before starting I thought she was going to give me the answer to my problems. Instead, she made me think about my own questions, she taught me to divide big tasks into small ones, to see the positive outcome I would get from those nasty tasks you have to do, to look inside me to find out what I really want. She also gave me some other tools that could help me after the sessions. I went from anxiety and depression to being able to get out and ask for help, do things and be social and self-sufficient. I can't be grateful enough.


Julia is working with me to help me achieve my personal life goals. She has the skills and temperament to bring out what you feel you need to improve your life, no matter how scary this might be! Working with Julia, I am able to look forward to the next stage of my life and the potential it has to offer. Thank you Julia for everything so far, I am really enjoying the journey.


Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my coaching training (Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice) with Full Circle in Edinburgh, in 2018.

I have also undertaken advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the Centre of Therapy. While Cognitive Behavioural Theory does influence my work, please note that I am not a qualified therapist and do not offer therapy services.

Formal training:

  • MSc in Criminology (Free University of Brussels)
  • BSc in Criminology (Free University of Brussels)
  • Certificate of Professional Coaching Practice (Full Circle Edinburgh)
  • Advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork (Centre of Therapy, Glasgow)

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Although I work with a broad range of clients, I have specific knowledge and experience of working in the following areas:

(Un)healthy relationships
High-control groups / cults
Expats and 'third-culture kids'
Third sector/nonprofit organisations
Making a multi-passionate life work

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Free initial consultation call

Standard coaching session (in person or online) (60 min) £60

Outdoor coaching session (60 min) £60

Intensive coaching package (total of 6 hours, typically completed over one session of 4 hours + 2 individual follow up sessions of 60 min each) £250

Edinburgh, EH3

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Morning sessions and Tuesdays (all day). Evening sessions and weekend sessions are also available upon request.