Julian is a psychologist and counsellor providing individual psychotherapy in Melbourne. His work is focused on adult (18+) mental health.
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.
Psychotherapist in Melbourne
In person psychotherapy is now available at Julian’s psychology clinic in Melbourne located at 616/434 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. There is currently no waitlist.
Julian is committed to providing a safe environment for psychotherapy. Julian’s office is set in private and quiet building on St Kilda Rd. There is no reception or admin staff, so you can be assured the utmost care has been taken to protect your privacy.
Does Julian offer telehealth?
Julian provides online and telehealth therapy only when people need to isolate for reasons related to covid-19.