A good counselling relationship with genuine care can assist you to develop a deeper understanding of who you are and free yourself from emotional turmoil.

Our approach

Our approach to counselling and psychotherapy is mindful, integrative and relational. The therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist is the key to healing. We strive to create a safe, supportive and comfortable environment where difficult issues can be discussed in confidentiality.

We are all different!

There is no single approach that works for everyone. Therefore, a combination of different theories and techniques, including mindfulness, ACT, family constellations & Gestalt therapy, will be tailored specifically to your individual needs and existing strengths. Through mindful self-awareness, we will discover the blocks or obstacles that are hindering you achieving your full potential.

“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”



"I needed help. At first I was hesitant as I thought a man could not provide me with the gentleness, patience, compassion and empathy that I was after. Boy, was I wrong. Jon is an exceptional human being. He brought out the best in me and assisted with the rediscovery of the person who I was and who I always had been. His guidance pointed me in the right direction even during the times I didn't understand the why or the how. I felt comfortable to trust the process and have been emotionally enlightened. Jon also gifted me with the tools to continue using in my everyday life. A year on and I'm still feeling grateful. Occasionally we run into each other on the street and it feels like we have been friends for years. His desire to help others is admirable. Thank you Jon for helping me smile again from the inside. You have a special gift and I am a very thankful recipient."

Barbara Gadke, Brisbane

"Hello Jon, I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to meet you and have some sessions with you. Your fresh approach and presentation and interaction during our discussions were a great help to me. Thank you."

Denice, Brisbane
Individual Therapy
The individual counselling is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client that aims to facilitate change and improve quality of life.
Therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy sessions (60 minutes): AU$125
  • Free yourself from habitual patterns of stress, anxiety, depression and self-criticism

  • Reclaim your personal power

  • Heal past traumas and reconnect with your emotions

  • Improve well-being

  • Develop resilience in the face of major life challenges

  • Improve the quality of your relationships

  • Find meaning and purpose in life

  • Rediscover the deep love and appreciation towards your partner

  • Improve understanding of your and your partner’s needs

  • Redevelop intimacy and emotional closeness that can get lost over the years

  • Improve communication within the relationship

  • Find healthy ways to go through conflicting and challenging situations

  • Create a caring relationship that is based on love, understanding and respect

Relationship Counselling
A relationship is like any living organism. It requires time, understanding, care and effort. Maintaining a healthy relationship can be difficult at times. Relationship issues that are not dealt with appropriately will lead to emotional problems and eventually relationship breakdown over the long run.
Group therapy
Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists (group facilitators) working with several participants with related issues. Recent research has shown that group therapy is a highly effective form of psychotherapy that provides at least equal benefits as individual psychotherapy (Yalom, 2005).
  • Increased Feedback: It enables insightful feedback not only from the group facilitator but also from the other group members. These different perspectives and honest feedback are highly effective in promoting personal growth and change.

  • Modelling: Seeing other group members handling similar issues can help participants to discover new approaches to their problems.

  • Improve Social Skills: Meaningful interactions with group members lead to new social skills and effective communication, which can be transferred to other relationships.

  • Cost Effective: Due to its format, group therapy is less expensive than individual therapy.


A phone consultation gives you the opportunity to understand the way we work and see if you feel comfortable with the process. In this 20-minutes session, we discuss your needs and lay out the foundations of our journey together. You will then be able to decide if you would like to start with therapy.

"I chanced upon Jon’s mindfulness circle when I was going through a really challenging time in my life. I went along to try and distract my brain for a couple of hours left feeling a stillness for the first time in years. Those of us with busy brains know how golden stillness is. At the time I was meant to be commencing another round of MHC with a psychologist, but decided that Jon might be a good alternative to that. I had seen psychologists on and off over the years and they didn’t really ‘get it’. Over the course of the next year, with Jon as my counsellor and mindfulness guide, I learnt and healed and became so much stronger than I have after years and years of psych treatment. Jon taught me that the stillness and peace we yearn for is inside each of us. Through creating a space where I felt safe enough to trust myself and to sit with whatever arose, Jon showed me what is possible when I slow down enough to let my internal dialogue settle. I said to Jon when I started seeing him that my goal was to be able to spend a weekend away by myself camping and reading books. I have since spent many weekends entirely on my own and entirely comfortable with that – something so new to me. Thanks Jon!"

Jane W Smith, Brisbane

Cancellation Policy

Rescheduling and cancellations within 24 hours of your session time incur the full fee. This policy is representative of the industry standard within the counselling and psychotherapy professions. You will find that therapy works best and produces long lasting change when appointments are regular and consistent.


Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. We adhere to the Australian Counselling Association Code of Ethics. For more information, please refer to the conditions of service. Before attending your first session, please read the informed consent form regarding the conditions of service.


It is important to note that Conscious Beginnings is not an emergency service. If you require immediate support, please contact emergency services or after hours counselling services such as

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Police, Fire or Ambulance: 000

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