Mark is an experienced Relationship Counsellor (ICEEFT). He has completed the Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and is working towards international certification.

Mark accepts new clients on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Hello, and thank you for connecting with us at Gold Coast Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy. As a Counsellor for more than ten years, I have the privilege of supporting people to develop a better understanding of who they are and how to navigate challenging times in their relationships successfully.

Having practised in a variety of settings, I have gained extensive experience in the areas of relationship counselling (couples & individuals), addiction (alcohol, substance abuse, & gambling), parenting matters (co-parenting & post-separation), domestic & family violence, and general mental health (i.e., anxiety, depression, stress, and adjustment issues).

When we unpack and look deeper into our issues, we often see that there’s more to the story. I have also worked with clients experiencing poor emotional regulation, childhood attachment injuries, anger issues, relationship dissatisfaction, lack of communication, affairs, and loss of intimacy and connection.

Relationships can be rewarding on many levels and are essential for our general well-being. However, relationships can also be challenging and impact our lives; they take time, energy, and regular maintenance. I have been with my partner for 20 years. To have a successful relationship, you need to put the effort in and be open to having those difficult conversations (i.e., relationship maintenance).

My approach to counselling is to listen to your story respectfully, be objective, curious, and non-judgmental. I will provide you with effective counselling using evidence-based theories and techniques that are specific to meet your needs. These include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Therapy.

I get a lot of satisfaction in seeing people improve their circumstances, make changes, and achieve their goals. I look forward to supporting you in building better relationships.

We are so incredibly grateful for our sessions with Mark. He is more than we could have ever hoped for. His approach makes us feel completely comfortable with no judgment and has already made such positive impact on our relationship. We feel very lucky to have found Mark

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science – Griffith University.
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Masterclass in Emotional-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Integrated Couples Therapy – Advanced Skills for Treating Complex Couples 
  • Accredited Facilitator of the Caring Dads Program, Keeping Kids in Mind Program
  • Trained facilitator of Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Program, Business of Parenting Program, Men’s Behavioural Change Program, and Circle of Security
  • Registered member of Australian Community Workers Association
  • Registered member of Australian Community Counselling Association

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