Gale is an experienced psychologist who has been practising on the Gold Coast since 1997. She has been specialising in individual and relationship counselling for over 15 years. Gale focuses on practical ways to restore and improve your relationship in a friendly, caring counselling environment.
Gale has had experience in a wide range of individual and relationship areas, including pre-marriage preparation, communication styles, affairs, step/blended families, intimacy issues, separation counselling, grief, injury/illness of a spouse/partner, parenting styles and shared goals/life purpose.
Gale enjoys assisting in all types of relationship concerns including friendships, family members and co-workers.
Gale also has a strong interest in physical health and psychology, mindfulness and stress management and can incorporate these types of strategies within the relationship counselling.
Julie’s speciality is relationship counselling on the Gold Coast and by Skype. Previously a Special Education teacher for 18 years, Julie has been a Psychologist for 17 years in her own private practice. She is passionate about understanding what makes people tick and in empowering clients to reach their potentials, and, with her great love of relationships, she has specialised in Relationship Psychology and Sexual health and potential for the majority of this period.
With her caring and compassionate nature, and unbiased approach, she can give you insight into what dynamics are operating in your relationship, how to create the right balance for you between individuality and togetherness, and how to have an active, vital and fulfilling sex life.
In her Relationship studies, Julie has trained in Family Systems Theory (with David Schnarch and Ellen Badin), Emotional Focus Therapy (with Jenny Fitzgerald), the Gottman Insititute, Relational Life Therapy (with Terry Real), A.C.T (with Russ Harris), the Enneagram (The Enneagram Institute, U.S.with Don Riso & Russ Hudson) along with attending the Couples Conferences in the US.
In Sexual issues Julie has trained with David Schnarch (The Sexual Crucible), David Deida (Sacred Intimacy), Barry McCarthy (Good Enough Sex Model) and Sandra Pertot (Australia’ pre-eminent Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist).
Julie has also studied widely on Narcissism and Narcissistic traits and offers help and support to those who need support in dealing with and managing these in both themselves and their partners.