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 John Julian

John Julian

Mobile 0439 901 795
Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker

Thinking Healthy

Mobile 0439 901 795

John uses mindfulness or mindful self compassion (MSC) with CBT and offers group and one to one training classes in mindfulness and MSC. John uses a relaxed approach that gently guides you to your own answers within the context of mindfulness, CBT and compassion. John is also trained in and uses ACT. He is a highly skilled, relaxed and efficient therapist who uses a gentle humour alongside his therapy skills to bring about change. He now practices in Upwey and South Gippsland.


  • 415 Glenfern Road, Upwey, Melbourne VIC 3158 03 9754 3638 PHONE 03 9754 3638
  • 898 Sheepways Road, Krowera, VIC 3945 PHONE 0439901795 0439901795


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision 
  • One to one counselling, stress management, low-cost groups on meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction. Regular workshops on compassionate communication. Regular meditation classes occur.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Pain / Rehabilitation, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, MBTI, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, REBT, Solution Oriented

    John uses a warm, person centred approach and humour. He beleives each person has their own answer and the skills to move successfully through life. He focuses on unleashing this knowledge in you. He focuses on mindfulness approaches in conjunction with cognitive therapy. He may also use a Buddhist approach with individuals who prefer this.


    • Bachelor of Social Work - 1976
    • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) - 1978

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association of Social Workers

    Quality Provision

    John is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and has regular supervision.


    John has over 38 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. He maintains an up-to-date knowledge and skill base. His recent training has included Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, the latter in a program directed by Jon Kabbat-Zin and Saki Santorelli. John has a personal meditation practice of long standing and teaches meditation.


    Tuesday evening, Upwey / Tecoma area

    Transport and Parking

    Readily available


    With the Medicare rebate, one to one counselling costs $10.20 for Health Card holders and up to $50 for fully employed people - a GP Referral and MHCP is needed. Private counselling (including by skype or zoom) fee is $120 per hour.

    Payment Options

    Cash, Bank transfer, PayPal

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     John Julian

    John Julian

    Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker

    John is both a therapist and trainer in mindfulness and mindful self-compassion. He uses these within a context of CBT and ACT as required. John is a highly skilled and relaxed therapist who also works at Monash University as a trainer of therapists and clinicians as well as mindfulness teacher. ...

    • Upwey, Krowera
    • ACT, CBT, MBTI, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, REBT, Solution Oriented