About Julie

About Julie as a Therapist

Julie’s empathetic and unique approach, to empowering individuals, has given her the accolades she deserves. She is an exceptional communicator who is passionate about assisting people in getting their life back in control and on track with a minimum time frame.


With well over a decade of clinical and professional experience, Julie offers genuine, powerful and down to earth solutions. Her approach is simple, direct and gets results. She sincerely believes an individual can change their programmed conditioning from their childhood and biological imprinting to free them from self-sabotage and destructive behaviours.


As a wife, mother, friend and businesswoman, Julie ‘walks the talk’ and continues to challenge herself in order to further her learning and growth so as to be congruent and genuine in her work.


Julie has her clinic for hypnotherapy on the Central Coast.


“I just wanted to tell you that I think you’re fantastic. You’re a wonderful person and you are so good at what you do. I’m so happy I found you and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you (& I do). It makes a nice change to find someone who has so many techniques on hand, who can genuinely help and who isn’t it it for the money – you said it would only take a few sessions and it did!” Sally Greenwood

julie-mcdonald therapist

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.  

– -Maimonides

Julie’s work is based in the theories and

foundations of the following


This is about making ‘normal life’ more fulfilling. It is based on improving and emphasizing peoples values, talents and inherent strengths.


Psychology is a scientific study of how people behave, think and feel.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – looks at an individual’s pattern of thinking and the associated actions.


Replacing undesirable behaviours with more desirable ones.


Creative Visualisation/Hypnosis – is an altered state of awareness where an individual can have an increased response to suggestions.


Psychotherapy – is also called Deep Therapy and is concerned with the meaning of experience and behaviour.


Neuro Linguistic Programming – explores the relationship between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotions (programs).


A practice to shift awareness away from thinking into a state of awareness, peace and calm.


The balancing of energy that flows through the body.


A way of thinking about the world, the universe, life and people.

Julie’s Qualifications

  • Diploma of Modern Psychology
  • Practitioner in EMDR – Trauma Therapy
  • Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
  • Master Practitioner Level and Registered in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Master Practitioner Level in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certified Master Practitioner of Sequential Mind Technology
  • Certified Master Trainer in NLP
  • Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist
  • Certificate of Advanced Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Certified Stage Hypnotist
  • Certified Sports Hypnotherapist
  • Certified Past Life Regression Therapist
  • Transpersonal Counselling (6 months)
  • Cert IV in Small Business
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Julie’s Associations

  • Clinical Member of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)
  • Associate Member of Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprogramming

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