Meet Our Team

Johnny Kieran-Black

Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner & Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


The Genki Centre
1 Arundel Street, Glebe 2037


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander

Adult Mental Health
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
General Counselling
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Self Development
Suicide Prevention Scheme
Trauma Recovery

0426 897 049

About Johnny

Johnny is a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner. CAT is a mode of psychotherapy that looks at the way people think, feel and act, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences. Through this therapy modality, Johnny helps clients make links between how past relationships with others have impacted on the way they relate to their sense of self. In addition to CAT, Johnny has trained in Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Open Dialogue and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Johnny is very experienced and passionate in working with trauma, grief and loss, survivors of childhood abuse, alcohol and substance problems, self-harm and relationship difficulties. He has assessment skills and knowledge in identifying and working with depression, anxiety, psychotic and bipolar spectrum disorders.

An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Johnny has more than 18 years’ experience working within public and private mental health settings and has been in private practice since 2012. As Senior Clinician at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Young Adult Unit, Uspace, Johnny facilitates group psychotherapy helping participants develop knowledge and skills to guide their recovery journey. He also provides private clinical supervision, group and systems consultations to organisations, including twenty10, Girls Rock! Australia and NIDA. Johnny has a special interest in working with people within the LGBTQI+ community and works with all age groups.

Johnny understands how hard it can be to talk about traumatic experiences. He strives to bring warmth, acceptance and compassion to all of his work.

Johnny is a Professional Member of both the Australian and New Zealand Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ANZACAT) and the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).


Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner (ANZACAT): 2 year International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association (ICATA) approved course
Diploma in Social Work
BAppSC (Hons, Social Studies)