Bringing a warm, respectful and collaborative approach to helping people develop full and meaningful lives.



I provide psychological services to young people, adolescents, adults and families face-to-face or via telehealth.

I work with people seeking assistance for worry, anxiety, panic difficulties, phobias, trauma, self-harm, obsessions, mood difficulties, relationship issues, physical health conditions, and alcohol and substance problems.

Some clients come to see me because they simply feel stuck in life or lack motivation or purpose.

Supervision and

I’m a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor and provide supervision to early and mid-career psychologists with an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and attachment-based family therapies.

I also provide training workshops to mental health clinicians on suicide risk assessment and management and ACT.  Since 2020, I have delivered these workshops in Sydney, Auckland and San Francisco. 


I deliver presentations and workshops on mental health first aid, crisis response, and developing a healthy and engaged workforce. Since 2019, I have tailored these workshops to global banks and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand.

My style is warm, interactive and compassionate, and presentations are backed by high impact audio visual materials.

More about me

I work as a Clinical Psychologist with adolescents and adults in private practice in Ballina, NSW, and via telehealth.  

I also hold a position at an adolescent inpatient unit at Lismore Base Hospital.  Additionally, I’m a supervisor on the Master of Clinical Psychology training program at Macquarie University.  Since 2019 I have been delivering workshops and presentations to local and global organisations.  I’m also a former board member of the Australian and New Zealand chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences.  

I’m trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and attachment-based family therapies.  Whenever possible I try to work collaboratively with other clinicians to achieve the best outcomes for my clients. 

My first 10 years of clinical experience was with the Child Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) and the Northern Sydney Child Protection Service at Royal North Shore Hospital.  Through these positions, I developed an interest and expertise in working with people affected by childhood trauma and crisis management.  I also work with young people and adults struggling with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.  

Prior to working as a Clinical Psychologist, I held a research position at the Black Dog Institute and teaching roles at Macquarie University and the University of Wollongong.  

Outside of the office, I try to live a full life with my young family: walking through rock pools, taking a longboard out for a surf, playing mediocre golf, dabbling in photography, cooking, sipping a coffee and trying to stay in the present…

Doran, J (2022). Working with Suicidal Young People: Re-Thinking Risk and Integrating Contextual Behavioural Science and Attachment Theory.  Presentation and workshop at the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science World Conference (14-19th June, San Francisco). 

Doran, J. (2021). Working with Suicidal Clients: Rethinking Risk and a Contextual Behavioural Perspective. Presentation and workshop at the Australian and New Zealand Chapter Association for Contextual Behavioural Science annual conference (26th-28th November).

Proudfoot, J., Whitton, A., Parker, G., Doran, J., Manicavasagar, V., & Delmas, K. (2012). Triggers of mania and depression in young people with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders143, 196-202.

Proudfoot, J., Doran, J., Manicavasagar, V., & Parker, G. (2011). The precipitants of mania in the context of bipolar disorder: A review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 381-387.

Doran, J., & Franklin, J. (2010). Coaching for success: A comparison of two approaches. Paper presented at the Fourth Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Coaching, Sydney University, Australia. (11 – 12 June).

Franklin, J., & Doran, J. (2009). Does all coaching enhance objective performance independently evaluated by blind assessors?  The importance of the coaching model and content. International Coaching Psychology Review, 4(2), 126-142.

Doran, J., & Franklin, J. (2008). A comparison of the effects of two performance-enhancing interventions on first year academic success. Paper presented at the Seventh Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, Bond University, Australia. (27 – 29 November).


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