Dr Owen Lello

Senior Psychologist Dr Owen Lello (BA Psych, MSc, DClinPsy, MAPS) is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with a warm, empathetic style through which he incorporates Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with other modalities.

Owen believes that a strong therapeutic relationship forms the basis of successful therapy. He has expertise in treating clients across the age spectrum with a variety of clinical presentations, including anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, grief, stressful life changes and post-traumatic stress disorder. Owen has a particular interest in treating complex trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder. 

Owen has a preference for using a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy treatment approach but draws on other treatment modalities depending on client’s preferences and what is clinically indicated. These include Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). During the therapeutic engagement Owen demonstrates his awareness of and sensitivity towards the various formations of social inequality, including sexism, racism and classism, and is concerned with mitigating the impact of social inequality on his client’s mental health.

Owen has completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, writing his doctoral research thesis on the effect of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills on suicidality in people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. He has worked in a number of different settings in both Australia and the United Kingdom, including several adult community mental health teams, a mental health intensive care unit, a medical rehabilitation ward and in private practice.

Professional Registration

Full Registration with the AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia (Registration Number: PSY0001683226)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

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