Dr Owen Lello

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience and Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Pronouns: He/him

Dr Owen Lello psychologist

Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That nobody should have to carry the burden of their problems alone.

I believe…

That life is complicated and we should be wary of anyone who says that they have all the answers.

I believe…

That improvement rarely occurs without setbacks but it’s in how we respond to these that shows us what we are capable of.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
I can make a perfect flat white.

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I’m calm, empathetic and easy-going. I find that letting conversation flow in an organic manner often leads to the most rewarding experience and I prefer to be collaborative rather than directive. I have also been told that I smile a lot!


What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
As an introvert, I need time alone to recharge and without a good night’s sleep, I am far from the best version of myself. I have to make these two things priorities when managing my own mental wellbeing.

My life motto:
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” (Carl Rogers)

My background and experience

I have eight years’ experience working as a psychologist in a variety of settings, including community mental health teams, inpatient units and private practice. I completed my studies in Melbourne, London and Newcastle. During my doctoral studies in Newcastle, I developed an interest in Borderline Personality Disorder while conducting research for my thesis and this remains of particular interest to me.

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I can help you with:

  • Adjustment to stressful life changes
  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Identity issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Panic attacks
  • Personal development
  • Phobias
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences, I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Psychodynamic based approaches
  • Schema Therapy

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