Whether you’re struggling with your relationships, your job, or you just feel down about life in general, we’re here to listen. Our aim is to help you understand more about who you are, what has brought you to this point in your life, and what you can do to do live a more inspired, joyous and authentic life.
We provide counselling for individuals, couples and families from all walks of life, regardless of religious belief or background. Our counselling sessions are typically held over one hour in a safe, compassionate and confidential environment.
You’re welcome to visit for a handful of sessions, or join us on a longer-term journey of wisdom and self-discovery. All sessions are provided by qualified professional counsellors and spiritual directors who are themselves taking the CFMA wisdom journey and can share from their own life experiences. We can also offer ongoing support through our contacts within your local community.
Centre for Men Australia is a registered and accredited Harm Prevention Charity.
Counsellors Affiliated with CFMA
An appointment with one of the counsellors can be booked by contacting the counsellors directly.
Cynosure Counselling & Coaching
Gol Gol, NSW
In Person and Online on Zoom
Rob Jones holds a Bachelor of Ministry, a Masters in Counselling and is an accredited Trauma Practitioner (TRTP) and Spiritual Director CSD. He is also a registered Clinical Supervisor and Clinical member of PACFA Member No 20686 and CCAA Member number 400353. Rob offers individual and couples counselling as well as professional supervision and training. Rob is the founder of the Centre for Men and families Australia and has 35 years’ experience working in the community.
Will is passionate about the psychological health and wellbeing of men and how this positively impacts the individual and the people around them. He has worked in private practice, EAP counselling, not-for-profit and government agencies. Some of Will’s specialties include treating trauma, anxiety/stress/depression and life transition/adjustment difficulties. He also has a cultural interest in working with people of Asian Australian ethnicities.
I work in a way so you can find, by your own words, your answers and solutions to the challenges you are going through. My worldview is that every man has what it takes to thrive in life inside of themselves. Meaning: whatever you are looking for by seeing me is within you. I will hold the space for you to stop, listen and see for yourself.
Felipe Oliveira’s experience in counselling men includes:
I dreamed of a place of wildness and hope that people can come get respite and healing, I have lived in Ipswich Queensland for over 30 years and I am passionate about helping people engage with their true selves. I lead men’s retreats and am especially involved in mentoring and leading young men. I am a PACFA Clinical Member and have over 15 years experience counselling. I am married with three grown children.
I began counselling in 2004. Since then I have seen many clients and have highly developed skills in individual therapy. I believe each person has the answer to any issues within them. My aim for counselling is not to give advice or to fix but is to put each client in touch with their true selves. I do this through one on one sessions and retreats.
David is a husband, father, grandfather and qualified Counsellor and Trauma Practitioner with over 6 years’ post-graduate experience. He is the Primary Counsellor at Poppy Seed Counselling and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Counselling, is registered with PACFA, is certified as a TRTP Practitioner/Mentor and Group Facilitator and is an accredited Supervisor.
Andrew grew up in the Huapai/ Helensville area and after time in other NZ cities and four years working in the squatter communities of Asia he returned to the Helensville area in 1996. Since then he completed a number of qualifications including a Masters in counselling. He has worked as a counsellor with men, young men (10+) and their families since 2002.
Andrew specialises in transitions, spirituality, spiritual and sexual abuse, sex addictions, clearing anger, parenting, contemplative spiritual practices, debriefing and community development.
The thing I love about counselling is the privilege of engaging deeply with people and supporting them to identify their strengths, values and motivations and move towards their goals and dreams in life. I believe we only have one shot at this life and we need to risk making the most of it.
I am a clinical member and accredited supervisor with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). I am a Member of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors and am ARCAP (Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) Registered.
I have worked as a therapist since 1990, in community-based organisations and private practice and managed a counselling and training service for 10 years. I have lectured and tutored in tertiary institutions including Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Christian Heritage College (CHC), Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the Institute of Body Psychotherapy, training students in counselling and body psychotherapy.
But, by far, my most valued qualification is who I have become as a healing person. Nodding sagely from across the room is not my style. I’ll be fully engaged with you every step of the way.
It will be my privilege to work with you.
With over 20 years’ experience in the people helping field, Tim is a caring and empathetic counsellor who journeys with people as they learn about themselves. Tim understands the many challenges life can bring and has significant lived experience over a range of issues including physiological trauma; depression; identity issues; relationships; miscarriage; sexuality; and childhood sexual abuse.
Tim is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA membership no. 14095) and Counsellors Victoria, and holds a Bachelor of Theology, Grad Dip Counselling, and a Grad Dip in Creative Arts Therapies. Tim offers both individual and couples counselling and works primarily with adults seeking change in their personal lives. Tim currently works in private practice, as well as EAP support, and his specialties include men; sexual abuse and sexual trauma; sexuality; grief; and body work. Tim is deeply empathetic and utilises a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques including Existential Therapy, ACT; Narrative Therapy; mindfulness, and ritual. Tim is also a workshop and group facilitator, peer educator and psycho-educative and wellbeing consultant.
I’m a registered Counsellor with a strong focus on men’s issues – supporting men through times of transitions, crisis of meaning and mid-life issues. Men have particular struggles and experiences that I have gathered tools to help navigate and lighten. It may be over-stated, but I think it’s true that men struggle to reach out for help and tend to go it alone, but my experience is that struggles are much easier to face with a bit of support.
The truth is, there are times in our life when things fall apart and we feel like we can’t hold it together any longer. It’s at these crunch times that we can deepen our experience of life and ultimately find ourselves in a better place – but we might have to do a bit of work to get there.
I reckon life is like a quest for hidden treasure – we often travel a long way and spend a lot of time searching for something that we always had, right here within us. Counselling is a way of helping you find that hidden treasure. It’s not a bad way to explain how I can help – a treasure hunt – where we search together to find what is currently hidden from you.
I am a poet and a musician and I like to have a surf as often as I can – Currimundi is my local break.
The Hiding Place
The most secure place to hide a treasure of gold
Is in some desolate, unnoticed place,
Why would anyone hide treasure
In plain sight?
And so it is said,
“Joy is hidden beneath sorrow.”
I am a passionate lover of nature in all its forms, in particular human nature. I love to see the potential released all things from buildings I have worked on as a tradesperson, old furniture and houses I have restored and renovated and people who I walk with as a therapist and guide.
I work in ways that are nature-based and wholeness-focussed, not merely wanting people to not be struggling, but rather creating the conditions for thriving: Uncovering gifts and living them into the world.
I am a husband of 26 years, Father of 4 grown children, Businessman for 25 years, Tradesman, Counsellor (Since 2008), Group Facilitator & Soul Work Guide. I have been involved in Centre for Men since 2004, as a counsellor, Group facilitator, retreat leader, Board member & MROP Elder.
By using the challenges you are facing and areas of disruption in your life as the entry points we can explore your story and make some sense of what is going on. Find any past experiences etc that might need some deeper understanding & healing around them and find areas of your mental/emotional fitness that might need developing. Leaving you more equipped to handle life.
I work with Individuals & Couples. Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Addictions, Anger, Victims of Abuse, People using Coercive Behaviours etc. Life Stage Transitions & Life Ache.
I also specialise in what I call Soulwork Guiding, which goes beyond regular therapy’s goals of handling life better and into the realm of the deeper work of uncovering your gifts behind the wounds, integrating the parts of you that had to be disowned along the way, but you now need to lead a full embodied life of living your Truest Self into the world.
While all of that sounds great it can be a daunting journey of confronting our fears and roaming around the dark forests and dungeons of our lives uncovering discarded treasures: Retraining parts of ourselves to serve our gifts and abundant life rather than keeping ourselves safe. This is the journey of rewriting our personal story in a mythic way, so that we see the importance of each of us playing our part, being fully alive and offering our unique gift to a world that needs each of our gifts now as much as it ever did.
These sorts of journey’s always work out better if you have an experienced guide who knows the terrain with you.
Soul Work Guiding is a great way to integrate deep personal experiences common to people who have done Forged & MROP etc.
When life becomes difficult to manage, we need to connect with someone who will help us make sense of it all, who will remind us of our true selves, who will help us care for ourselves again, so that we might feel whole, hopeful and joyful. Someone who will give us strategies to make the future very different from the past. This is a right of every person, to be understood, to be known, and to find a way forward.
As a counsellor, psychotherapist and community leader, I have over 20 years experience journeying with people through life’s challenges. I offer a confidential, non-threatening, accepting, affirming presence for everyone, no matter what their situation.
My practice is in a quiet, beautiful part of Coorparoo near the Brisbane CBD. I also see clients via Skype.
Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, feel stuck in life, or find things too hard to manage emotionally, I am here to listen and to help you find the resources that will help you thrive.
The links to my services will give you a sense of what I can offer you.
To be able to connect and journey especially with women, the sometimes forgotten or stifled of our society, is a privilege that stems from deep within me. We have so many roles, wife, mother, daughter just to name a few. Navigating through this to reach our real feminine self, name our wounds, some of which have been handed down generationally, and being truly connected to ourselves and others can seem to be an overwhelming task some days.
So I invite you to come, sit a while, and together we can discover the truth of who you are. For years now It has been, and still is, my privilege to do this journey of discovery and healing with people. Using my Bachelor of Counselling and years of life long learning and study it’s always a joy to see “… when a woman breaks free out of boxes that have limited her, when she sets her self free and begins to nourish and enrich herself, her relationships are nourished and enriched as well” (Monk Kidd, 1996).
For some, coming in person is not possible so I also offer Zoom sessions. There are more details on the Inner Living Well website. “Although many things are good and nutritious for the soul, most fall into … Women’s four basic food groups: time, belonging, passion, and sovereignty. Stock up.” (Pinkola Estes)
I work from my private practice in Scarborough QLD as well as fortnightly in Dalby and Chinchilla. I also offer online sessions via zoom. I hold a BA (Hons, Psychology) and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and am a registered counsellor with PACFA. I am also a Certified TRTP (trauma) Practitioner. I am a wife, mother and grandmother.
I encourage you to look at my webpage for more information about my services and experience.
Life is change.
Not all changes are equal.
Some changes you choose, some happen to you.
Sometimes you get what you expect. Other times you experience the unexpected.
There are times you handle change well, and times you feel like you’re not coping at all.
And in the throes of significant change, you can forget a lot of things – things that could help you not just cope but thrive in and beyond the present challenge. And you can embrace thoughts, practices, and beliefs that might work against your well-being.
I’m here to walk beside you through significant change.
Believe me, I’ve had my share – multiple national and international relocation’s, career changes, family and relationship upheaval, burnout, depression, financial hardship, health issues, and more.
That’s how I know the kind of things might be showing up for you as you navigate the challenges of change, and how lonely the journey can be.
I also know the exhilaration of coming out the other side of such a journey, and the power of having a witness to the labour required and the growth that has resulted.
I’m also here to help you to reconnect – to yourself, to significant others, to your context, to your spirituality – and to (re-)discover the wonder of you, your power to act even in the darkest of times, and the gift of your life. I offer a safe space to work through a current change, or to prepare for a future change. You can choose to work therapeutically with me in a counselling process or engage in regular reflective practice as a tool to develop your self-awareness and to take stock of your life. Either way, I am here to support you and your well-being.
To explore whether I am the right person to work with you, click this link to schedule a free and confidential 15-minute enquiry.