Julian is a psychologist and psychotherapist in Melbourne. He provides individual psychotherapy to adults (18+) experiencing various states of mental distress and associated psychosocial stressors.
What does Julian treat with psychotherapy?
Julian provides treatment for various forms of psychological distress. He works with people experiencing psychopathology such as depression, anxiety, trauma and stressor related issues, eating disorders, addictions, and personality disorders. His client’s are typically struggling in relationships, with work stress, motivational issues, existential and identity crisis, sexuality and gender issues, grief and loss, adjustment and life transition challenges and more.
What is Julian’s approach to psychotherapy?
Julian’s approach to psychotherapy integrates cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic methods. He helps patients explore conscious and unconscious thought processes, relationship and behavioural patterns underlying the client’s psychological distress. He seeks to help his clients identify and develop skills for intervening in these processes. Patients learn more adaptive ways of thinking and relating, so they can enjoy more life satisfaction!
Julian adapts his approach to the uniqueness of each individual and their circumstances. He is empathic, non-judgemental, and supportive. He is committed to protecting his patients’ privacy and confidentiality, so they can safely explore what is troubling them.
What can I expect during psychotherapy sessions?
Julian’s therapy is guided by goals, which he assists patient’s to develop and reevaluate as therapy progresses. In therapy, patient’s are asked to speak about what’s on their mind. Julian’s responses vary depending on the individual and their circumstances. Typical comments, however, are aimed at providing emotional support, helping the patient better understand themselves, others, or what underlies their difficulties. Sometimes, Julian helps patients develop problem solving strategies to work through complex situations. Other comments include those directed at helping the person better understand and ultimately liberate themselves of thought processes, relationship or behavioural patterns maintaining their psychological distress. Julian seeks to help patients develop capacities to solve their psychological problems independently.
What is the difference between a psychotherapist and psychologist?
Psychology is a very wide and diverse field. Psychologists tend to specialise in different areas of psychology. Some focus on research, while others provide consultative services to help people and groups grow and develop. This ranges from people seeking to overcome mental health challenges through to corporations looking to improve team moral and motivation.
Psychotherapy is an area that some psychologists choose to focus on. This is the treatment of psychological distress utilising particular listening and talking techniques designing to help people develop healthier ways of thinking.
Where is Julian’s psychotherapy clinic in Melbourne?
Julian’s Melbourne psychotherapy practice is discreetly located at Suite 616, 434 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. It is near the Shine of Remembrance and Fawkner Park.