Justin Leung

Clinical Psychologist - Justin Leung (Rosebery, Alexandria, Zetland, Waterloo, Eastlakes, Botany, Mascot)

Justin King Hang Leung

Clinical Psychologist
Mascot: Tuesdays & Wednesdays | Rosebery: Mondays & Thursdays

I have been practicing since 2009, and have maintained a passion for trying to better understand and assist people with diverse psychologies, live different lives, and experience varied challenges (e.g., from those struggling with homelessness or repeated imprisonment, to ambitious entrepreneurs, dedicated activists, unconventional artists, and others who do not fit stereotypical categorizations).

Early in my career, I focused on learning trademarked “special” techniques and over-complicated interventions, but over time, I have come to appreciate why good therapy is often basic in appearance. Helping clients non-defensively reflect on oneself and carefully interpret patterns can just be an ordinary-looking conversation. Likewise, heartfelt empathy, appropriate affirmations, well-timed suggestions that are otherwise unwelcomed, and measured efforts to redirect the client back to what is unpleasant but pertinent, are amongst the basic-looking things that make therapy a therapeutic experience for many clients.

I was taught to do the above well, emphasis must be placed on getting to know the intricacies of each client’s personality and being attuned to the nuances of their internal experiences. Being able to imagine what it might be like to experience the world, other people, one’s inner conflicts, and even the therapy process the way they do is crucial for me to understand each client’s struggles and properly orient my work.

People have such phenomenally diversified psychologies, ways of life, and encountered challenges. I am grateful for being given a chance to help while learning about the complexities of real-world psychology from those I try to help. In many ways, psychotherapy is a mutually rewarding endeavour.

Other Notes

While dedicated to clinical practice, Justin also guest lectured on advanced topics for the clinical masters program at UNSW and trains prospective clinical psychologists at UTS. He was also invited to share his expertise with the clinical division of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Justin adopts an integrative approach to therapy. He mostly draws on the theories and principals of Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), supplemented by a number of other modalities.

Justin is from Hong Kong and speaks fluent English and native Cantonese. He sees adults and late-adolescents, and has experience providing psychotherapy to Psychiatrist and Psychologist clients.

Phone: 0415 811 277
Email: info@psycspot.org.au

Address: Suite 7 / 61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018 (At The Cannery)
Address: Shop 5 / 659-669 Gardeners Rd, Mascot NSW 2020 (Near Mascot Station)