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PsychSessions is a locally owned and operated private psychology service. We have two psychology clinics, one on the edge of Canberra City adjacent to the Australian National University, and the other in Deakin adjacent to the John James Medical Centre. Our aim is to provide effective high quality psychological treatment, and where appropriate, do so in collaboration with other relevant health services. Towards this end, our Deakin clinic is co-located within the Canberra Sleep Clinic with whom we work closely to provide integrated wholistic care for people with insomnia and other sleep disorders.


Our Director

Dr John Brown PhD(Clin.Psych) MAPS FCCLP

(no longer seeing clients due to a chronic health condition)

PhD(Clin.Psych), MAPS, FCCLP

Clinical Psychologist, Director

Dr John Brown completed his training in clinical psychology at The Australian National University (ANU) as part of a PhD (Clinical Psychology) degree. This training focused on developing his proficiency in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) used in the treatment of depression, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as Motivational Interviewing used for helping people to overcome addiction, impulse control, and non-compliance problems. John also has an interest in the drug-free treatment of sleeping problems. As part of his ongoing efforts to expand his knowledge and clinical skills, he later undertook additional training in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), which has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression related to interpersonal problems. In addition to clinical practice, John conducts research at the ANU regarding impacts of lifestyle factors on sleep, as well as past research on the long-term effects of recreational drugs on brain functioning.