Writers call on their imagination, memory and creativity to tell their stories. But sometimes we lose faith, lose direction, or can be challenged by something we are exploring in our work. This can be a time to reach out for support. 

Coaching & Therapy for Writers

Why Therapy for Writers?

Handling emotional issues raised by your story

Building self-belief; handling imposter syndrome

Finding motivation to persevere 

Dealing with writer's block

Feeling more confident about your work

Learning how to cope with feedback

Handling fear of failure

Exploring your memoir safely


Why Coaching for Writers?

Setting & achieving goals

Harnessing your ideas

Structuring your plot

Creating your characters

Seeking feedback

Making edits


Getting ready to pitch


How it works

Sessions are usually one hour on Skype or Zoom, or can be face to face depending on location. My practice is on the Essex/Suffolk border. My fees are on a sliding scale for self-funding individuals, based on ability to pay. 

You can decide at the outset how often you would like us to meet and how frequently, or get in touch as and when issues arise. These sessions are for you and are intended to help you move forward with your writing project, therefore you set the agenda and pace.

Everything we discuss is confidential and no one will know that you are working with me unless you choose to tell them. 


Julia helped me think about why I wanted to write my life story and who the story was for. I realised I wanted to sort the events out in my head and come to terms with my past. She helped me to explore the events that had happened to me and find ways to deal with the pain. I might still write the book but with a different perspective and greater insight.

Memoir writer

I was overwhelmed by my ideas which caused a creative block as I didn't know where to start.  Julia suggested I use different notebooks for different themes and it's been invaluable to dip in and out of my ideas like this. She also encouraged me to have fun with my thoughts and styles which has had a very positive effect on my writing. 

Poet & flash fiction writer

If you would like to book an initial session or have any questions please get in touch with me at info@julialampshire.com



My experience


  • Alumna of Faber Academy programme 2017
  • Winner of the Blue Pencil First Novel Award 2018
  • Represented by The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency
  • Fiction: I'm the author of three psychological suspense novels
  • Non-fiction: I have been commissioned to write coaching texts, video scripts and training materials.


  • Over the past twenty years I have coached hundreds of people on a wide range of issues.
  • I supervise and train other coaches
  • I co-wrote The Line Manager's Coaching Toolkit (commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) along with supporting videos and training materials.
  • I'm a member of the International Society for Coaching Psychologists.

Psychotherapy and Psychology

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Registered UKCP Psychotherapist
  • Qualified Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist