Clinical Psychologist

Julie is passionate about assisting people to enjoy a greater quality of life and optimal wellbeing rather than just the absence of symptoms. Julie takes a collaborative approach to help people help themselves.

Julie is an independent practitioner based at Chelsea Psychology. She has 27 years of experience as a clinical psychologist across both public and private settings. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) in 1987 and Masters in Clinical Psychology in 1991, both at the University of Western Australia. Her expertise in psychological issues related to women’s and perinatal health developed at King Edward Memorial Hospital and she was the co-ordinator of the statewide “Childbirth Stress and Depression Project.”

Her areas of interest include:

  • anxiety, stress and trauma
  • depression (including antenatal and postnatal)
  • life transitions, including adjustment to parenthood, separation and divorce
  • work stress and career changes
  • grief and loss
  • infertility and pregnancy loss
  • eating disorders
  • healthy lifestyle management
  • hypnosis preparation for labour

Julie utilises a wide range of therapy approaches depending on the presenting problems and the client’s needs. These approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, hypnotherapy and longer-term therapy. She also provides evidence-based life coaching, wellbeing workshops and programs.


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