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Julian O’Sullivan

Consultant Psychologist
MBA, PG Dip Psych, BA Psych
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  • East Melbourne
  • Telehealth video conferencing

50 minute consultation: $260.00

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  • Medicare rebates
  • Reduced fees
  • Assessments and reports
  • Non attended session fees
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FEES+

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan referral to see me from your GP or psychiatrist, Medicare will subsidise up to 20 sessions per calendar year with an amount starting from $88.25.

You will receive the lower rebate until you reach your Medicare Safety Net. For more information on the Safety Net click here.

Reduced fees:

In some circumstances I offer a reduced fee to clients who are experiencing ongoing financial difficulties. Please initially discuss this with our intake team before you make an appointment, and you will be advised if this is possible. Unless an arrangement is made with me for a reduced fee, you are responsible for paying the standard consultation fee on the day of the appointment. Diagnostic Assessments and Report: Fees vary, if you require an assessment of this nature, I ask you to first make an initial 50 minute appointment to see me and we will discuss your requirements in this consultation.

Diagnostic Assessments and Report:

Fees vary, if you require an assessment of this nature, I ask you to first make an initial 50 minute appointment to see me and we will discuss your requirements in this consultation.

Non Attended Session Fees:

I require 2 full working days (Monday-Friday only) notice should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. You must do this by telephone.

– If you give us 2 or more business days’ notice: no fee

– Less than 2 business days: full consultation fee

Out of courtesy to our professional relationship, I request that you provide at least 7 days notice to cancel an appointment as I have limited appointments available.

  • Monday: 12.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Hello, my name is Julian O’Sullivan

My work focuses on adult (18+) mental health. I provide psychotherapy to clients in various states of distress and confusion about how to resolve it. They are often caught up in unhelpful ways of coping (e.g., social withdrawal, avoidance, addictive behaviours) which only compound the problem. They may feel helpless to understand and resolve these issues without assistance.

 

I work with people enduring anxiety and depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and dissociative disorders, or addictive behaviours. I help those suffering from grief and loss, trauma, identity or existential crisis, relationship difficulties, work stress, motivational problems, identity issues, social alienation, withdrawal, isolation, loneliness, difficulties with culture or migration, and anger management issues. I have a special interest in trauma. I have published research in trauma and post-traumatic growth. I have experience in psychotherapy with refugees with war and torture related trauma. I have worked with young adults with developmental trauma and family of origin issues. Therefore, I have developed a keen interest in providing therapy to people suffering from trauma. As well as trauma, I enjoy helping clients experiencing performance related problems. These include, amongst others, procrastination, fear of failure, motivational issues, and work-life balance. I have experience helping people overcome psychological barriers to returning to work. I work with those suffering from workplace stress that it is impeding performance. My therapeutic style is to listen with empathy and thoughtfulness. Clients are invited to speak freely about whatever is on their mind without judgement.

 

I will make comments, which draw predominantly on cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic principles, to help my clients develop capacities to overcome their psychological difficulties. This usually involves uncovering, and learning ways of intervening in, unhelpful thought processes, behavioural and relationship patterns, which underlie the client’s psychological distress.

 

Issues I can help with
Academic Performance & Giftedness
Addictions
Adjustment Difficulties
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bipolar
Body Dysmorphia
Borderline Personality
Careers Counselling
Conflict Resolution
Depression & Mood
Disordered Eating
Drug & Alcohol
Drugs & Alcohol
Gambling
Gender & Sexual Identity
Grief & Bereavement
Health & Lifestyle
Introvert/Extravert
Life Transition
Narcissism
New Parent
OCD
Phobias
Relationship Counselling
Return to Work Assistance
Self Esteem & Self Development
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Concerns
Smoking Cessation
Social Anxiety
Social Skills
Stress Management & Relaxation
Trauma & PTSD
Work Performance