About me

My name is Julia Bee and I am an experienced Spiritual Care provider living in the Oxford area.

The most important thing for me is to remain open to the direction of my own spirit because I know then that I am living my life to the full. Contemplative prayer, meditation and yoga are a daily part of my life as is the important discipline of nurturing a peaceful centre within myself. I personally know the life-enhancing power of having a listener – a spiritual director – in my life.

It is therefore a privilege to be involved in enabling others to listen to find their own unique path to life-fulfilment. In the past I have been a professional teacher, a Christian leader and community worker, a volunteer chaplain in a city hospital and Listener at a ‘Drop-In’ for those experiencing life-limiting and terminal illness.

I have experience of nearly fifteen years as a spiritual director, receiving my training through my local Spiritual Network SPI-DIR and at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction. I am a guide for the Ignation Exercises, and I am on the diocesan lists of spiritual directors for my local network (Oxford, Berks and Bucks) also Gloucestershire Diocese, the London Centre for Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Directors International.

I qualified as a Soul Midwife in 2015. Later that year I was privileged to care for my aunt in her last months, being present at her death in 2016. She taught me more than I can ever say and I shall always be grateful. I have worked on the ward of a local hospice, still keep my connections there and have received excellent training with them. I am a member of the Home Funeral Network.

I continue to be proud to be part of the growing movement that calls itself Soul Midwives. Some wonderful people have let me into their lives at what has been a crucial time for them. Others have needed to talk of their own experiences of losing a loved one and it has been such a privilege to listen. Their unique and special gift is a legacy that continues to develop and deepen my work as an end-of-life practitioner, increasing my understanding of what it is to have a good life, a good death and to live life to the full for as long as we can.

Contact me

Life Encounter, Oxfordshire
Spiritual companionship for your unique journey.
For an initial free consultation or more information contact Julia using the form below. 

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