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Professional Training 

I am passionate about providing the best relationship psychotherapy possible. To become more proficient in this particular field I embarked on specialised training and continue to engage in regular professional development. I received training from the institutions below, which can be found through a google search.

  • Alliant International University San Francisco Emotion Focused Couple Therapy Dr Susan Johnson Externship
  • The Gottman Institute Seattle Washington Certificate Level 1 Marital Therapy: A Research Based Approach
  • The Gottman Institute Seattle Washington Certificate Level 2 Assessment, Intervention and Co-morbidities
  • University of Guelph Ontario : Sex Therapy Training Program
  • University of Central Florida Dr Mark Young: Creative Couples Counselling 
  • University of California Berkeley Dr Stan Tatkin PD Seminar Wired for Love : A Psycho biological Approach to Couple Therapy  
  • International Family Therapy Association. Dr John Gottman and Dr Susan Johnson EFT  Vancouver
  • Grief and Bereavment Individuality and the Process of Mourning.Melbourne
  • Imago Institute for Relationships Melbourne
  • Enhancing Outcomes in Complex Trauma - The Integration of Evidence-Based Neurobiological Methods Dr Bessel van der Kolk MD University of Boston USA  
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy  Dr Dan Wile. University of California Berkeley USA Author of book,' After the Honeymoon.' 
  • International Conference of Neuropsychotherapy Melbourne May 2018
  • Compassion Focused Therapy 3day workshop Sydney February 2019

I am a Registered Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation of Australia. (PACFA) Prior to this I was a member of  PCA Tasmania. I have served on its Management Committee from 2001 - 2013  as both Chairman and in the area of  Professional Ethics.

I have been a Lecturer part time for 12 years with Tabor College and 3 years Alpha Crucius College Hobart/Launceston in three subjects, Working with Relationships, Grief, Loss and Attachment, and Counselling Skills 2.


My wife, Jo, and I have previous relationships and share ten children. I experience daily the challenges and effort it takes to make a marriage work well. I have deep respect for the couples I work with and learn from their struggles and triumphs.