Julie Hughes

Registered Psychologist

  • Qualifications: BSocSci (Psych) (Hons), MAPS
  • Available: Fridays
  • Special interests: Psychology, Ecotherapy and Adolescents (16+ years) and Adults
"I chose Next Practice Erina as a base for my walking therapy because their holistic and integrated approach to patient care aligns perfectly with my professional and personal values. Sustainable wellbeing requires careful attention to both our physical and emotional health and I love that we can provide all aspects of that support to our patients."

Unfortunately, Julie Hughes is at capacity and is no longer taking new patients.

Please note, Julie is available for Psychology and Ecotherapy consultations for adults and adolescents (16+ years old). Appointments are not available for children under the age of 16.

Julie is mother to two daughters, a Psychologist with General Registration and a Forest Therapy Guide in training. With experience working across a variety of settings including community women’s health, schools, and private practice, Julie is now excited to be offering walking therapy.

Walking therapy combines traditional psychological talking therapy with the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, which translates to taking in nature through our senses. Julie takes her clients outdoors and into the fresh air. Walking therapy is an inclusive practice and can accommodate all levels of ability and physicality. It is not a fitness practice. Walking therapy is conducted on flat ground and can include as much sitting you like. The emphasis is on experiencing the benefits of being outside in nature.

Julie is available for Medicare-rebated sessions for adolescents (16yrs+) and adults for support in the following areas: anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment, life transitions, grief/loss, coping skills, challenging emotions.

Julie is a professional member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi), and a student member of the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA).

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