Julie & Kat - Your psychologists

"For me, being a psychologist is
a passion and a privilege. Working with people towards better mental health and more engaged lives is deeply satisfying."

- Julie Mounter

Julie Mounter

 

For me, being a psychologist is both a passion and a privilege. I'm here to help you explore your personal challenges and find the best ways to move forward and achieve your potential to lead a happy, engaged and confident life.

 

My past work life and experience – everything that has led me to psychology –  include 15 years as an osteopath, lecturing in educational institutions, consulting, developing training content for organisations like Ambulance Victoria and volunteering as a telephone crisis support worker with Lifeline.

 

Julie is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays. 

Areas of Interest
  • Postnatal (Perinatal) Depression & Anxiety in men and women

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship problems

  • Interpersonal/family difficulties

  • Gender and sexuality issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Mindfulness and wellbeing

Approach

Everyone's personal challenges are different, so when it comes to helping you feel happy, engaged and confident, there's no 'one size fits all' approach. I draw on a range of recognised therapies and you will have an active role in deciding on the approach that we agree will work best for you.

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

  • Schema Therapy

  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Mindfulness

You will have an active role in deciding which approach works best for your specific needs.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical)/Bachelor of Osteopathic Science

  • Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies

  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology

  • Master of Professional Psychology

  • Master of Professional Psychology Practice

Registration & Membership
  • Registered Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Member Australian Association of Psychologists (MAAPi)

Postgraduate Training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Introductory Workshop

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Advanced Workshop

  • Schema Therapy - Introductory Workshop

  • EMDR - Introductory Training

  • EMDR - Advanced Training

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Kat Cunningham

 

With twenty-three years working in human services (fifteen in psychotherapy), I bring to the therapy room extensive experience in a range of treatment models and an understanding of different diagnoses and concerns. You bring to the room all there is to know about what it’s like to be you. In therapy we collaborate – informed by your own understanding of who you are and where you’ve come from, and the ‘lense’ of my expertise, we create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Here’s a few of my ‘guiding principles’ that might give you a sense for what to anticipate if working with me:

1. Therapy only works if the client-therapist relationship works. I’m a straightforward, open, curious, occasionally-funny human and I truly love this work. I place considerable importance on my clients feeling safe and seen in therapy.

2. I believe that symptoms are signals and that a huge part of my job is supporting people to slow down and listen to these signals. To shift from a model of ‘illness’ to one in which we trust that the mind and body are trying to communicate.

3. People thrive when their life reflects their values. Finding happiness isn’t about feeling good or escaping the hard stuff, as much as it’s about living a life that’s authentic, meaningful and full of the things that make you ‘you’.

4. Healing takes place in a context of safety and compassion. Healthy relationships with others and most importantly an accepting and kind relationship with yourself are key in good psychological health.

5. Life works better when you spend time amongst trees and in the company of animals.
 

Kat in available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Areas of Interest
  • Anxiety

  • Pregnancy planning, fertility and IVF

  • Miscarriage

  • Perinatal/Postnatal Adjustment

  • Stress and burnout

  • Relationship issues

  • Major life changes

  • Grief 

Approach

I have training in a broad range of therapeutic interventions and a preference to work using the following models:

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

  • Interpersonal Therapy 

  • Mindfulness training

Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

Registration & Membership
  • Registered Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Member Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (MAAPi)