Julian O’Sullivan is an AHPRA registered psychologist based near South Yarra in the St Kilda Rd precinct. He provides individual treatment for people in psychological distress. He works with adults and older adolescents (16+). His experience in counselling and psychotherapy spans 16 years. He draws on cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic methods in tailoring his approach to the uniqueness of each patient.
Getting there from South Yarra
Julian’s psychology clinic is located 10 minutes from South Yarra station by car or the 58 tram. It’s a short trip down Toorak Road to the junction near his counselling rooms at 434 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
What problems does Julian provide treatment for?
Julian’s approach is effective in the treatment of various forms of psychological distress. Typically, people come in when they are struggling with work related issues, in relationships, or in their efforts to manage distressing moods such as anxiety, depression or anger. Some may be experiencing addictive behaviours, avoidance and phobias regarding certain situations or people. For others it may just suddenly seem like something is not quite right and finding themselves having difficulty coping with life’s many demands.
Julian has experience in psychiatric disability and mental health. He has worked with people suffering from schizophrenia spectrum disorder, personality disorders, addictions, trauma and other mood disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder. He has experience in bipolar disorder as well.
What is Julian’s approach to psychotherapy?
Julian meets with patients on a weekly basis for psychotherapy. Patients are expected to speak about what’s on their mind. This material is the focus of discussion in therapy. During this discussion, Julian tailors his responses to the individual. He often draws on cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theory and methods. Through this, he aims to provide emotional support when required. He looks to foster his patients’ understanding of themselves and others. Importantly, his comments often focus on how certain psychological, relationship and behavioural patterns, maintain their psychological distress. With these understandings change is possible.