Online and telehealth psychology, counselling and psychotherapy

Julian P. O’Sullivan is a Melbourne based psychologist and counsellor providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults (16+) online and via telehealth. This is in response to the covid-19 pandemic and shortages of psychotherapy services in rural areas.

Approach to online and telehealth psychotherapy

Julian’s approach to psychotherapy is tailored to the individual and their unique circumstances. While his approach is driven by mutually agreed to goals, patients are given space to speak freely about what ever is on their mind. Julian maintains a high standard of privacy and confidentiality, so patients are safe to speak openly about what’s troubling them. Julian frequently draws on cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic methods of psychotherapy.

During each session, the patient is invited to speak about what ever is on their mind. Julian will provide supportive responses. He will also make comments aimed at improving patients’ awareness of themselves, others, and what underlies their difficulties. As well, he helps patients develop capacities for solving their own psychological problems independently.

How does Julian facilitate online and telehealth psychotherapy?

Julian uses Coviu for online therapy. Patients don’t need to install any software. They are provided a link to a webpage where the video session is conducted before the session begins. Coviu was developed by CSIRO using state of the art security technologies. You can be confident that your data will be secure when consulting with Julian via Coviu.

In addition to online psychotherapy, Julian offers psychotherapy via telephone. This method is used only where video is not possible for the patient.

Payment may be completed after the session via bank transfer. Julian will send an invoice to the patient containing information required to make payment.

Background and qualifications

As mentioned in his professional bio, Julian is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the APS. He is a qualified psychologist. He has 16 years of experience in mental health. He has filled various counselling and  psychotherapy roles. He has worked in community services, university counselling clinics and in psychiatric disability.