|Specialist Areas:||Adolescent development, Anxiety, Behaviour problems, Child development, Depression, Emotion regulation, Identity difficulties, Mood disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Parenting, Phobias, Professional supervision, Self-esteem & self development, Shyness & social skills deficits|
|Treatment Areas:||Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based therapies|
|Client Types:||Adolescent, Adult, Child|
Level 2, Change House
150 Featherston Street
|Practice Name:||Julia Sawyer|
|Bio:||What I offer
I am available to help children and young people, who are suffering from such things as worries, stress, perfectionism, low mood, and self-harm. This is primarily achieved through a therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT, which is all about teaching you ways to manage your thoughts and feelings so they don't get in the way of what you want to be doing.
I am also an accredited Dialectical Behavioural therapist (DBT), a therapy which has proven very effective for self-harming and managing emotions that go up and down.
Why would you come to see me?
I have been a clinical psychologist for 15 years and throughout that time I have worked in a public service that treats moderate to severe mental health. I oversee a number of other clinical psychologists and am also in a consulting role.
I have worked with people of all ages and with varying degrees of difficulty. I am empathetic to the different stressors that a child or adolescent may face as they manage their development, and to the work, life, or parenting stressors that adults face.