About Julian

Julian McNally has practised counselling psychology since 1995. He trained in client-centered and solution-oriented approaches before discovering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 2003. The mindfulness components of ACT harmonized with his longstanding interest in Zen Buddhism and Taoism (Julian was a Tai Chi instructor for six years).

Shortly after reading Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Hayes, Strosahl and Wilson, Julian started developing the world’s first online audio ACT training resource, 6 ACT Conversations through RMIT University (online at http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/communication/).

This resource has been utilized and cited by many ACT trainers, practitioners and their clients, and is featured in a chapter Julian co-authored in the New Harbinger book, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Counseling College Students. As well seeing individuals for counselling, Julian also supervises other ACT practitioners in Melbourne, and throughout Australia and internationally (Google Meet, Skype, Zoom or phone) and is principal psychologist at Melbourne’s first ACT centre, The ACT of Living.

As well as serving on committees and interest groups with the Australian Psychological Society, Julian is a Fellow of the APS College of Counselling Psychology, an AAPi member, Charter Member of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and President-Elect of the Australia-New Zealand Chapter of the ACBS (2023).

He has been a registered supervisor with AHPRA since its inception and teaches feedback-informed therapy and the application of deliberate practice methodology for ACT and other clinical approaches. Julian currently provides supervision for provisional psychologists, postgraduate students on placement, and intern psychologists as well as more experienced psychologists, including for area of practice endorsement with AHPRA.

Julian McNally


The ACT of Living, 203 High St, Northcote, Vic 3070


To make an appointment, email
or phone (03) 9133 0891.

Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 24 hour’s notice is required for cancellations. Less notice than this means we will have to charge you a cancellation fee.

Consulting Times

Mondays & Thursdays: 10am-7pm,
Fridays: 10am-4pm
Duration of sessions: 50mins.
Skype and telephone sessions are also available.


$260 per session

You will be contacted to make payment on or before your appointment. Payment will be made via Medipass, our electronic payment system and a receipt will be emailed to you. If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, we will process this for you.

We accept: Visa and Mastercard

Rebates & Referrals

Medicare rebates are available, however a GP referral is necessary. To obtain a Medicare rebate you will need to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral from your GP. Otherwise, if you have a treating psychiatrist, she or he can provide a general referral letter. If you haven’t yet obtained a referral, we may be able to recommend General Practitioners in the local area whom we already work with.

For information about Medicare rebates, please see our FAQ section, particularly ‘Can I receive a Medicare rebate for seeing a psychologist?’ and ‘Are there Medicare rebates for seeing a telehealth sessions? Or private health rebates? – COVID-19’.

If you would like to claim via private health, please check with your private health insurance fund to see if counselling is covered. Otherwise you will need to pay for the full fee.

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