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Dinah Eades BuchananTGI Director & Retreat Facilitator
Dinah is Director of Terrigal Gestalt Institute and co-founder and facilitator for the ‘Opening to Grace’ Gestalt Healing Retreats. She is an experienced Educator, Gestalt Therapist, and Gestalt Spiritual Director with many years experience in Counselling, Child & Family Health, Gestalt Therapy, Spiritual Direction, and Group Training.
M.Couns, Grad Dip Gest Th, PACFA Registered, GANZ Clinical Member
Dinah is Director of Terrigal Gestalt Institute, and co-founder and facilitator for the ‘Opening to Grace’ Gestalt Healing Retreats. She is an Gestalt Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Gestalt Spiritual Director, with many years experience in Gestalt Therapy, Child & Family Health, spiritual companioning, and Group Training. She has offered personal / spiritual development and therapeutic services for over 25 years on the North Coast, Sydney & the Central Coast. She has also been a Gestalt Trainer & Counselling Skills Educator for the past 20 years. Dinah’s particular focus includes personal / spiritual growth, depression / anxiety and grief / bereavement.
Dinah has a passion for assisting others to discover their inner strengths, move through difficulties, transform their lives and realise their full potential. Dinah is also completing a Masters in Spiritual Direction and has a special interest in understanding psychological crisis through a spiritual lens. Her particular joy is to accompany others on their own personal and spiritual journey, wherever that takes them.
She currently has a private practice in Sydney and on the Central Coast of NSW and works with Individuals, couples and groups.
“It gives me great delight to see others open to the possibilities that this journey has to offer. As the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, so the intangible ‘more’ awaits us …”
Available for Personal Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Spiritual Direction, Professional training & development
Springfield, Central Coast, NSW
Contact: 0439 752 710 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry is co-founder and facilitator for the ‘Opening to Grace’ Gestalt healing Retreats. He has completed studies in Community Services/ Case Management / Theology / Gestalt Therapy, and has a particular passion to combine Gestalt therapy with spiritual practice.
Barry is the co-founder and facilitator for the ‘Opening to Grace’ Gestalt Healing Retreats. He has completed studies in Community Services/ Case Management / Theology / Gestalt Therapy. He also has an extensive background in the business and management world. Barry has a particular interest in combining spirituality with Gestalt principles and the powerful transformation that can occur through this medium.
Declan is a skilled Gestalt trainer and facilitator, and was on faculty at TGI for over six years. He has a particular interest in living a spiritual life and has been practicing mindfulness meditation from the Theravadan Buddhist tradition for the past 15 years. Declan is currently in private practice in Bondi, Sydney.
Declan originally graduated from Sydney Gestalt Institute, and was on TGI faculty for five years. He has spent over 20 years working in the corporate and therapeutic sectors. During this time, holding senior managerial positions in several organisations, he has always been interested in understanding how to best motivate the people who work with him, providing a stimulating environment for them and supporting them to pursue their own individual goals/needs within the restraints of organisational life. At that time he undertook leadership training to better facilitate his ability to lead others. Needing to expand on this training, he then underwent four years of Gestalt therapy training and graduated in 2010 from the Sydney Gestalt Institute. He now combines his leadership and managerial experience with his lifelong interest in personal development and growth, to support others through periods of change in their lives.
Declan has a particular interest in living a spiritual life and has been practicing mindfulness meditation from the Theravadan Buddhist tradition for the past 15 years. He believes that having a core spiritual life provides support, strength and nourishment in our daily lives and he brings this passion into his therapeutic relationships with his clients. Having also studied Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Yoga over many years, Declan works with his clients in a truly holistic way. Declan currently sees clients through his private practice in Bondi (see contact details below).
Declan has also published his first book entitled “Mindfulness, Neurobiology and Gestalt Therapy” on Amazon. It discusses the application of mindfulness and the underlying neurobiology/neuroscience in therapy (not just Gestalt) and gives some useful daily living practices.
Johanna TreweekeGestalt Therapist - Coffs Harbour, NSW
Johanna is a Gestalt Therapist and Social Worker and was a TGI facilitator for over six years. She is a Gestalt Therapist and Holistic psychotherapist for Individuals, Couples and Groups, She currently has a private practice in Coffs Harbour, NSW.
Gestalt Therapy Trainer, Holistic Psychotherapist for Individuals, Couples and Groups, Professional Support, Creative Psychotherapy.
Johanna is a Gestalt Therapist and Social Worker and has been on TGI faculty for the past six years. She works privately as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and has been counselling individuals, couples, families and groups for over 20 years. Her work builds on skills of field intelligence with an emphasis on creativity.
Johanna’s current passion is the intersection of Gestalt Therapy and Process Work. Johanna has presented seminars and papers on a variety of approaches in psychotherapy – including Process Work, creativity and impasse, mindfulness, eco-psychology, narrative therapy, psychodrama, metaphor, dance and art therapies. Johanna’s academic background includes five years lecturing at Southern Cross University in Counselling and Social Science and four years conducting post-graduate training in Gestalt Therapy.
Johanna’s special areas of interest include: Mindfulness and Gestalt / Process Work / Field Intelligence / Creativity / Shame and Belonging / Couples Therapy / Dreams / Journaling “My aim is to support trainees to develop their own unique style, utilising their creative intelligence to connect with others with meaning, authenticity and compassion.”
For information on session times and Gestalt groups run by Johanna in Coffs Harbour contact her on details below.
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Phil has been a Gestalt Trainer since 1986 and was on TGI faculty for over five years. He currently works in private practice in Surry Hills, Sydney, and runs Gestalt Retreats with Rhonda Gibson-Long in northern NSW at Anahata Retreats.
Phil has been a Gestalt Trainer since 1986 and was on TGI faculty for five years. He currently works in private practice in Surry Hills and facilitates Gestalt Retreats with Rhonda Gibson-Long in northern NSW. Phil is particularly interested in gay and lesbian health and relationship issues, sexuality and the impact of HIV on our communities.
Doug first trained as a relationship counsellor in 1970 – 1973 and undertook further training in Gestalt and Family Therapy. In the late 1980’s he developed an interest in body focussed, or Somatic models of counselling and has undertaken further training in this field. For eight years, from 1973, he operated a counselling centre in Western Sydney and then was involved in the creation of the LifeCare Counselling Service in Sydney. In 1989 he began a private practice as a Counsellor/Therapist, and human relations consultant on the NSW Central Coast.
His experience includes over 30,000 hours of counselling and thousands of hours of intensive clinical supervision and group training for counsellors and other health professional throughout Australia. He is a Clinical Member and Registered Supervisor of Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors, a Registered Clinical member of Christian Counsellors Association. He has a BA in Sociology and an M.Th. with focus on the family systems.
Gaby has qualifications in Social Science and Gestalt Therapy and has also trained in Family Systems theory, Narrative therapy and Dialectical Behaviour therapy. She is also trained in mediation and is presently part of a Mental Health team within Family Support where she coordinates community based casework and groupwork for individuals and families. She is also involved in working with clients with borderline personality traits, depression and bipolar disorder.
Since commencing private practice in 2002 Gaby has conducted workshops on self support, provided supervision to counsellors in local community agencies, as well as working with individuals, couples and families. Since 1986 she has also been a practitioner of Aikido.
Gaby’s present interests are to explore the therapeutic dimensions of spirituality and to continue learning more about working with dissociative identity disorder.Previously Gaby has been involved in a gestalt interest group in Newcastle and is keen to re-establish such a group in the future.
Gaby has a strong commitment to integrating theory and practice.
“I believe Practice without Theory is empty; Theory without Practice is blind.”
PH: 0410 756 019 / 02 4962 3022
Private practice address:
Hamilton Chiropractic Clinic, 2/24 Brown Rd, Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Marcus has worked as a Social Worker and Counsellor for many years on the Central Coast. He has also recently completed professional training in Clinical Supervision and has a private practice on the Central Coast, NSW.
Naturopath, Counsellor, Energetic Healer and Group Facilitator
Lisa is a TGI graduate and currently has her own private practice on the Central Coast, NSW. She is a naturopath, Gestalt therapist, energetic healer, group facilitator and supervisor, with over 18 years’ experience working in the field of complementary medicine. She has a Master’s Degree in Wellness and has completed professional training in clinical supervision. She lives her life passionately supporting others to embrace their Mind-Body-Soul connection. One of her gifts as a practitioner is her ability to work without judgement and support people to connect with their own internal wisdom, awareness, authenticity and improve their state of well-being. Lisa has a natural insightful style of facilitating workshops and retreats and runs numerous courses from Sana Wellness.
Masters in Wellness with Distinction RMIT University
Advanced Diploma Naturopathy (Australasian College of Natural Therapies) 1998
Diploma Nutritional Medicine
Diploma Remedial massage
Diploma Herbal Medicine
Advanced Diploma of Gestalt Psychotherapy
Reiki Master (level 3)
Diploma of Bowen Technique
Certificate of Bush Flower Essences
Advanced Certificate of Crystal Healing (Level 3)
Grad. Cert in Professional Supervision
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)- 6091
Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) – S790
Registered for Health fund rebates. EFT, credit card and Hi-Caps facilities available.
To make an appointment with Lisa phone: 0417 541 838
Leanna is a holistic health practitioner, specialising in transformational body work, massage, holistic counselling and group facilitation. Leanna uses a combination of modalities when working with her clients and her passion lies in her ability to connect people with their bodies.
Leanna is a graduate of TGI and has a private practice on the Central Coast, NSW. She is a holistic health practitioner, specialising in transformational body work, massage, holistic counselling and group facilitation. Leanna uses a combination of modalities when working with her clients and her passion lies in her ability to connect people with their bodies.
Many years ago, as a result of an accident, Leanna was faced with a physical and emotional challenge in the form of debilitating pain. It has taken her many years to feel that she is once again whole and healthy. This journey has provided Leanna with a deep and profound empathy for others and a gift for working with the body, focusing on body awareness, pain management, and the bodies’ emotional health. She incorporates a blending of anatomy and physiology, spiritual wisdom, contemporary psychology and emotional healing in her work and can connect to her clients through touch, movement, and intuitiveness.
Leanna continues to upgrade her skills and is now a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, a certified Remedial Massage Therapist, and is a qualified Psychotherapist.
Leanna currently works as a Holistic Health Practitioner, specializing in Transformational Body Work, Holistic Counseling, and Workshop and Group Facilitation. Leanna’s work promotes
well-being by teaching techniques for the successful release of trapped emotions and energies both from the body and the subconscious mind. She can assist you in releasing limiting beliefs and fears that prevent you from living your life to the fullest, and encourages health, wellness and stress management strategies for healthy, passionate and happy living.
Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Physchotherapy
Diploma in Remedial massage
Reiki Master (level 3)
Certificate in Discovering the Total Self Program
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)- 26680
Naomi is a Graduate from the Sydney Gestalt Institute 2010 and has over ten years of experience in case work in addition to numerous years of experience working with new parents.
She has her own private therapy practice on the Central Coast and is currently working part-time as a Practitioner within the Catholic Schools system in addition to seeing clients at the Interrelate Family Relationships Centre. Some of her special interests include: attachment issues, transition to parenthood/motherhood, grief & loss, the pregnancy journey, self esteem, relationships (including separation), family and couples therapy and depression. She has four children and lives on the Central Coast.