Dr Julie E'Silva

Dr Clinical Psychology; Logotherapist/Existential Therapist, & Somatic Experiencing Therapist
BA(Psych) BA Hons (Psych) MA (Clinical Psych) Phd (Psych)

Logotherapist/Existential Therapist; Trauma Therapist

Education & History

Dr Julie E’Silva - Clinical Psychologist; Logotherapist/Existential Therapist; Trauma Therapist


Professional Licensure
  • August 2014 – Present  |  AHPRA  Licensed psychologist – Clinical Endorsement  |  Australia – Registration number:  PSY0001839578
  • May 2005 – Present  |  Licensed Clinical Psychologist in South Africa with HPCSA  |  Registration number: PS 0091421


  • SETI – Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
  • APS – Australian Psychological Association
  • VFIA – Victor Frankl Institute of Australia
Professional Certifications
  • January 2010 – Present | Diplomat Logotherapist (as per teachings of Dr Victor Frankl)
  • January 2013 – Present  |  Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (as per training of Dr Peter Levine)


  • Doctoral Degree – PHD Clinical Psychology
    University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
    Dissertation:  Exploring how unresolved trauma contributes towards stuckness within intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships: applying somatic experiencing and logotherapy interventions.
  • Masters Degree – Clinical Psychology
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Dissertation: The cognitive perceptual functioning of victims of repetitive armed robbery in the workplace
  • Pre-Masters approved Internship Program
    Weskoppies Hospital – Pretoria – 2003 to 2004
    Community Service Internship – Benoni :  2004 to 2005
  • Honours Degree – Psychology
    University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – Psychology and Education
    University of South Africa, South Africa
  • APA Approved Supervisor Certificate – 2016
    Communicate Training Certificate
  • Somatic Experiencing Certificate – 2015
    Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
  • Advanced Certificate = Ericksonian Hypnotherapy – 2014
    Milton H. Erickson Institute of South Africa. Meisa
  • Advanced Certificate in Ego State Psychology – 2014
    Milton H. Erickson Institute of South Africa. Meisa
  • Certificate in Sports Psychology- 2001
    University of South Africa
  • Diplomat and Advanced Certificate in Logotherapy – 2010
    University of South Africa

Professional Interests

  • Individual, couple and family therapy. Self-empowerment and self-actualization assistance
  • Vicarious traumatization and self-care therapy for professionals. Trauma intervention work
  • Body psychotherapy – somatic experiencing therapy. Psychodynamic psychotherapy.
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship Issue.  Unresolved grief resolution.   Life adjustment and transition challenges. Anxiety and depression.

Professional Experience

  • Managed own private practice, conducting individual, couple and group therapy consultations for 10 years in South Africa.
  • Established own new private practice, Soul Purpose Psychology, in Australia and currently ongoing.
  • Sub-contracting at Melbourne University Health Services.
  • Clinical psychology counselling at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist and team leader at Abbotsford Private Hospital in Perth, Australia.
  • Sub-contracting clinical psychologist for two other independent private practices in Perth, Australia.