John Julian

South Gippsland, VIC, Australia

I am a clinical therapist, with a post-graduate Social Work degree, with 40 years’ clinical experience.  I have attended several CFT workshops alongside being a certified teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

I provide compassion focused approaches with people in a variety of ways – through one-to-one counselling and group work.

I use Compassion-Focused approaches in one-to-one counselling which are available to you through face-to-face as well as through on-line sessions (a stable internet connection is required).    Compassion focused approaches are usually offered in combination with a gentle CBT approach but can also be provided in a more structured way for individuals by using readily available self-help style books. All counselling and assistance involve a person undertaking homework to experience and practice some level of relaxation and then mindfulness and meditation training, alongside other structured homework which progresses towards developing a more compassion self.

I am Medicare registered and people can be referred with a Mental health Care Plan through their GP and provide EAP (through D’Accord, Occupational Assistance Services).

I also provide training sessions on self-care (using a range of self-compassion techniques and approaches) for organizations which range from 1-hour educational sessions to full on-job-training with an 8 -week program.