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Dr John Merchant

Dr John Merchant is an inner West (Newtown) Psychologist and Jungian Analyst providing private psychological services to adults in Sydney as the principal consultant for John Merchant & Associates Pty Ltd. He specialises in long-term psychotherapy (Jungian Analysis) and also works as a consultant and trainer. John supervises intern psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors both in Australia and overseas.


John Merchant is a graduate of the University of Sydney in Psychology and Zoology with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Western Sydney. His career began in welfare work running residential programs for troubled youth with drug and alcohol problems. On returning from fieldwork in the USA with the GROW movement (an Australian based self-help group for people recovering from mental illness), he moved into secondary education with a primary focus on student welfare. School administration expanded his interests into the human resource dimensions of management psychology. In response to his clinical interests, John subsequently undertook Jungian Analyst training.


John is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the International Association for Analytical Psychology and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (New York). He is currently a Deputy Editor for the Society of Analytical Psychology's Journal of Analytical Psychology.


Medicare rebates can apply to clients seeing John Merchant who have a referral from their GP or Psychiatrist. Further information on Medicare can be found at