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Friendly, effective, non-judgemental and confidential care.

We help people live a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. 

We provide evidence-based psychology diagnosis and treatments for a wide range of psychological, emotional, behavioural and mental health concerns to people all over the Gold Coast. Our psychology clinic is located central Gold Coast in Bundall. 

We can help you and your loved ones work through current and past challenges, while developing tools to move forward with confidence and resilience.  

Don't sit on a waitlist, we have availability!

Ready to book a psychology consult in person on the Gold Coast?

Call us on (07) 5458 4800  or fill out the form below.

Down to earth Psychologists

We hand pick our amazing psychology team to ensure that they are friendly and down to earth. Seeing a Gold Coast psychologist may be daunting, but we can assure you that you are in a safe space with warm and dedicated professionals.

Right-fit Guarantee

If after your first consultation, you don’t believe our psychologist is the right fit for you we will offer a complimentary consultation with another team member or a full initial consult refund. We know how important a healthy therapeutic relationship is to ensure positive outcomes.

Experienced Professionals

Our psychologists are highly qualified and experienced professionals who are committed to their practice and ongoing professional development, ensuring you receive the best in psychological treatment and care. Our team is registered with APHRA and Medicare with NDIS available.

Art Therapy on the Gold Coast

Helps people explore feelings that can be hard to put into words and promotes enhanced self awareness and emotional resilience. It is a highly effective modality to support people of all ages.  

Art Therapy Psychologist Gold Coast

Teens and Adults Psychology Gold Coast

We support a collaborative approach to manage or resolve any issues that you are facing. Our Gold Coast psychologists will support you with a range of best-practice psychological treatments and/or therapies informed by your personal circumstances and goals.  

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We offer empathetic, non-judgemental, and caring support in a clinic space that is warm, inclusive and welcoming. 

We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and overcome any challenges holding you back, no matter how big or small.  

Some areas our Gold Coast Psychology team can support:

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. There are many different treatments available and our experienced team will work closely with you to support you to better health. Therapies such as CBT have been found to be effective. 

We believe in supporting the individual and their families. We offer individualised care. 

Unmanaged and ongoing anger creates problems for you and others around you and can significantly impact your health, your relationships and your life. Anger can also get in the way of dealing with problems effectively and can, in fact, make the problem worse.

Our team of Sunshine Coast Psychologists are trained in providing psychological support if you feel your anger is out of control. Your psychologist works with you to assess if your anger is a problem and helps you identify the triggers and early warning signs of your anger. You will learn how to express your anger in other ways that enable you to live a healthy and happy life.

There are a number of different techniques that can be used with children to deal with mental health conditions and other psychological and behavioural issues. These tend to be used to help children to develop emotional regulation, resilience, confidence, relaxation and relationship skills. Currently only offered online. 

Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is one of the most common mental health disorders in Australia.  Fortunately, with the right support, depression is a highly treatable condition.

The cause of depression is multifactorial, meaning there may be genetic, biological, psychological, social and environmental factors contributing. Major life trauma, stress and change can be a trigger for depression. People with chronic disease, such as cancer, heart disease and other debilitating illnesses are at an increased risk of depression, as are those with a family history of depression.

Many people find that talking to others can help the healing process, and the support of family and friends is integral. Professional help is available and recommended if your feelings of grief and loss are intense and long-lasting, if you feel overwhelmed with pain or as though you will never recover from your grief, if you are avoiding/finding it hard to grieve, or if you find it hard to participate in day-to-day activities.

Professional support, such as seeing a Psychologist, can help you to move through the grieving process and thus allow you to move forward. Seeking support early is important as long-term or overwhelming grief can significantly impact your overall health, however, seeking support at any stage, no matter how long ago you experienced loss, can provide relief.

If you are experiencing symptoms of OCD and find that they are affecting your work, school, or home life, our Sunshine Coast Psychology team are here to help. Our Psychologists are empathetic, non-judgmental and confidential.

Your Psychologist will work with you to implement evidence-based psychological therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and stress management strategies, to help you move forward.

With expert psychological care, OCD can be effectively managed and you can feel your best and live a quality life.

Seeking support early is important, as postnatal depression and anxiety can impact not only your mental wellbeing, but also your relationship with your partner and your baby. Plus, it can be an extremely overwhelming and isolating experience as you try to cope with your own symptoms as well as adjusting to and caring for a new baby (and sometimes other children). Postnatal depression is nothing to be ashamed of and there is nothing “wrong” with you. It is important to remember that postnatal depression is a temporary medical condition and fortunately, with the right support, it is treatable.

If untreated, PTSD can have a significant impact on one’s life, causing ongoing problems, including relationship problems, physical conditions (headaches and fatigue), sleep problems, difficulty working/working too much, and other mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression or substance abuse.

We work collaboratively with you to develop and implement effective treatments that enable you to manage and recover from PTSD. Specific psychological treatments that have been proven to benefit those with PTSD include trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and exposure therapy.

Our team of highly trained and friendly Psychologists are able to offer an array of assessments. Including (but not limited to):

  • Complete Psychological assessments- including for Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD in both children and adults.
  • Children’s social, emotional, language and cognitive functioning (all aspects of child developmental assessments)
  • Medico-legal assessments
  • Stress investigations
  • Cognitive functioning assessments
  • IQ Tests (Children and adults)
  • Needs assessment
  • Vocational assessment
  • Personality assessment
  • Parenting Styles assessment 

Whether you feel as though your relationship is truly on the rocks and couples counselling is your last shot, or you simply know that your connection and partnership could be enhanced with professional support, our dedicated team of psychologists can help you.

psychologist or counsellor can provide professional support to help you understand the condition and implement and practise specific evidence-based techniques that will enable you to manage your social anxiety and bring about lasting change. This may include developing skills and techniques for managing anxiety, simple lifestyle changes, and using psychological therapies such as mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

It is common to feel like there is no end to chronic stress, however, there are a number of treatment approaches that have been proven to effectively reduce and manage stress. It is often not as simple as saying “stress less”. Rather, a thorough approach to stress management will enable you to feel empowered to identify and manage stressors and stress, ensuring you can lead a balanced life that supports your overall health and wellbeing.

A form of therapy utilising creative expression through art, completely supported by the Psychologist. Many teens and adults prefer this form of therapy.
Deb currently sees adolescents with various therapy needs.

Our Gold Coast Psychology team aim to:

Meet Our Gold Coast Psychology Team:

Psychology Gold Coast

Deb Tawhai - Bundall Psychologist and Art Therapist

Deb is an empathetic psychologist and art therapist with more than ten years experience working in private practice, for non-government agencies and on community based programs including school resiliency programs. Deb has a passion for helping children and young people navigate life transitions, as well as helping people manage and overcome anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, perinatal and postnatal issues, adjustment disorders, self esteem problems, sexual identity and school based issues.

Deb prefers to use a flexible and tailored approach to helping her clients, and is available for art therapy and in person psychology sessions at our Gold Coast psychology clinic in Bundall or for Telehealth appointments.

Sunshine Coast Psychologist - Anu Johnson

Anu Johnson - Psychologist

Anu has extensive experience in working with adults, children, adolescents and families. Anu is available in person at Mooloolaba or for online Telehealth consultations. She completed her Masters of Psychology degree in her home country of Finland and practised as a registered psychologist there for more than seven years prior to calling Australia home. Available in person in Mooloolaba or for online Telehealth consultations.

Psychologist Ambrose

Ambrose McKinnery - Psychologist

Ambrose has a wealth of expertise with 20 years’ experience in clinical and counselling psychology, as well as organisational psychology. Ambrose utilises various traditional therapeutic approaches including stress management, he also takes a real-life and solution-focused approach to issues at hand, to help people take more control of their lives. Working with couples and adults, Ambrose is available in person in Mooloolaba or for online Telehealth consultations.

Frequently asked questions

You can see our Gold Coast psychologists without a referral, however if you would like to receive a medicare rebate then you do need a referral. The current rebate is $89.65. After you have paid you will receive an invoice to claim the rebate from Medicare. 

People who are eligible for a mental health care plan can receive up to 10 individual or group therapy sessions covered under Medicare in one calendar year. Once these have been used, there are other incentives through medicare that you may be eligible for such as an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). Currently post covid there is an additional 10 session that you may be able to receive the rebate for (taking the total to 20).

We do offer a limited number of bulk billing sessions (subject to criteria)

This depend on which Psychologist you see, our general Psychologist fee is $200 for in person in the Gold Coast clinic or $185 for some of our Gold Coast online team, and you may be able to receive a rebate of $89.65 if you have a valid mental health care plan. This full fee is considerably less than the recommended fee by the APS. 

Please contact the clinic on further information (07) 5458 4800 

Yes if you are self managed or plan managed.

Yes we do. For full fee paying clients, we can easily offer confidential online consultations. However, you may not be eligible for a medicare rebate unless you are rural (thus subject to medicare criteria), so you will need to pay the fee without a rebate if you do not match this criteria.

We accept credit card (No Amex), EFTPOS, cash in clinic. For interstate clients we take credit card payments. For overseas clients we accept PayPal.

Talk to a friendly Gold Coast psychologist. Make a booking!

If you are ready to book a Gold Coast psychology consult, call us on (07) 5458 4800 or fill out the form below.

Our Gold Coast Psychology Clinic is a warm, welcoming and inclusive space.
We hope to see you there soon.

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Located at 6A/55 Upton Street, Bundall. Gold Coast. Plenty of parking! See you there! 

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