Justin King Hang Leung
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 varied lives, and experience similar-yet-different challenges (e.g., from those going through homelessness or repeated imprisonment, to ambitious businessmen, dedicated activists, unconventional artists, and numerous others who do not fit stereotypical categorizations).
Early in my career, I focused on learning fancy techniques and trending interventions, but over time, I have come to appreciate why good therapy is often basic in appearance. Helping clients non-defensively reflect on oneself or one’s unhealthy but cherished relationships can just be an ordinary-looking conversation. Likewise, heartfelt empathy, appropriate affirmation, well-timed and sensitively worded tough suggestions, or measured efforts to redirect the client back to what is unpleasant but pertinent, are all basic-looking things that make therapy a therapeutic experience for many clients.
I was taught to do the above well, focus must be placed on understanding the intricacies of each client’s unique personality and being attuned to their subjective experiences. Being able to imagine what it might be like to experience the world, other people, life’s struggles, and the therapy process the way they do is central to providing real empathy and individually tailored assistance.
People have such phenomenally diversified psychologies, ways of life, and encountered challenges. I am grateful for being given a chance to help, and to learn about all the psychological variabilities and complexities from those I try to help. In many ways, psychotherapy is a mutually rewarding endeavour.
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 rich theories and principals of Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), but also utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and a few 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
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)