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Have you reached a crossroads where you've decided the path you've been travelling isn't getting you where you want to go? I've dedicated my career to helping people change old patterns, develop insight, and live with integrity and joy. Good therapy can be a joyful experience, despite the need to discuss stressful, sad or shameful things. There's beauty in developing insight and making choices from a place of awareness rather than habit or fear.
• Decision-making & crisis counselling
• Self-esteem & personal empowerment
• Relationship counselling
• Anxiety and stress management
• Pregnancy issues, including assisted reproduction & termination of pregnancy
• Childbirth, adoption and parenthood preparation
• Gay, lesbian and gender issues
• Grief and loss
• Creative arts
ACT, CBT, Hypnotherapy, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Solution Oriented
You may benefit from relaxation techniques or other techniques to manage your mood or anxiety, or you may prefer a "sounding board" approach that will work strategically to create positive change. Or you're facing a difficult decision and need help working out the costs and benefits of the choices. Sometimes support is needed when your emotional response threatens to overwhelm you. I believe that crisis can provide opportunity for growth, and we can can learn to live life with integrity & joy.
I am fully registered with the Psychologists Registration Board and a member of the Australian Psychological Association, endorsed by the APS Counselling College. I adhere to the ethics and practices endorsed by those organisations.
I've been working in mental health, education & counselling for over two decades. I was a sexuality educator for Planned Parenthood while I finished my BA (cum laude, Psychology & Education) & did my MA at Univ. of Missouri & Sydney Uni, finishing 1995, then served as Director of Counselling at Preterm Foundation until I started private practice in 2004. I'm the author of "Normal: The True Story of a Complicated Family", a memoir about family and concepts of normality (Text Publishing, 2009).
I serve as a director of Twenty10, an NGO providing support to young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, and sit on an advisory committee for the Family Planning NSW on behalf of Australian Association of Adolescent Health.
I'm in the St James Trust Building at 185 Elizabeth Street (alternate entrance 160 Castlereagh), Suite 417. Best parking is the Domain parking garage, and public transport is right on the doorstep. Town Hall Station is about a 5 minute walk.
Fees available upon request
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Relationship Therapist, Psychologist
Julie has been working in psychology and health since 1988, with a career spanning areas of the field in from adolescent education to mental health to private practice. She is a registered psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and its Counselling College.
Her book “Normal: The True Story of a Complicated Family”, which explores families, intimacy and concepts of normality, was published by Text in 2009....