Julia O’Boyle

Clinical Social Worker, HR Consultant

Julia provides psychological counselling and support for a range of mental health issues, and feels privileged to have been working as a counsellor and helping people for twenty years.

One of the most rewarding parts of Julia’s job is witnessing her clients’ determination and tenacity to free themselves from problems which have been limiting them, often for many years.

Julia completed her Bachelor of Social Work at the ACU in Canberra and loved studying. Julia really appreciates the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge that she gained from her degree. She also has a degree in Education, having once been a primary school teacher! Julia still enjoys learning and is committed to ongoing professional development, so she can bring contemporary research and knowledge to her work.

Some of the issues Julia commonly helps people with include depression and anxiety, trauma (past and present), adjustment issues, stress, grief and loss, sleep issues and workplace concerns. Julia uses a range of approaches in her work, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness; Trauma Focussed Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; and relaxation and stress management techniques.

Julia is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, and a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).