Couples Counsellor

  • Couples Counsellor Pomona.


    Counsellor Sunshine Coast


    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Pomona, QLD
    Accepted Insurance Funds
    • Bupa
    • CUA Health (telehealth)
    • Emergency Services Health
    • Phoenix Health Fund Limited
    • Police Health
    • St Lukes Health
    • GMHBA
    • TUH (Teachers Union Health Fund)
    • Westfund
    Specialised Training
    • Masters of Counselling with a focus on Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, CBT, SFBT and Narrative Therapy.
    • EFT externship
    • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems – 2 day workshop
    • Knowing the Narcassist – Recognising the subtle signs beyond the DSM
    • Diaphragmatic Breathing For Anxiety: Enhancing clinical approaches in treatment of anxiety.
    • Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating: Key information to distinguish emotional, binge & disordered eating.
    • Psychosynthesis – Bringing it all together
    • A Closer Look at Eating Disorders
    • Understanding Self-Harm
    • The Body Keeps Score – Bessel Van de Kolk
    • Neurodiversity and EFT
    Areas of Interest
    • Senior couples
    • Grief and loss/trauma
    • ADHD
    • Sexual trauma
    • Trauma informed practice
    • Intergenerational healing
    • Young couples
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Attachment-based
    • Compassion Focused
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Family Systems
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person-Centred
    • Strength-Based
    • Transpersonal
    • Trauma Focused
    About Therapist

    Lisa’s practice is underpinned by two fundamental beliefs. Firstly, we all have within us a drive towards wholeness. Secondly, everyone has an innate (sometimes hidden) self-knowledge, meaning we are the best experts on ourselves.

    Her therapeutic approach is client-centred, holistic and strengths-based. She provides a safe space for clients to listen to their inner wisdom, while being guided and supported within a strong therapeutic relationship.

    Prior to retraining in counselling, Lisa worked in education for thirty years including working in schools, aid, and development projects, and within universities. She has extensive experience working in remote First Nations communities in Australia. She has also lived, worked and studied in Canada, the Pacific, South East Asia and the Balkans. Her diverse background provides a strong professional foundation for her counselling practice.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Holding safe space and listening deeply.
    2. Non-judgemental and asking open questions.
    3. The belief that the client is the expert on themselves, and that within there is a hidden
      wholeness, which can be reached with supportive therapeutic practices in a safe and healing space.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Building relationships and working with clients who experience growth and change.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A couple who have been together for decades – one of them had experienced a trauma to the brain.

    Working with them allowed them to find new ways of communicating, when the old ways no longer worked.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552