Gold Coast's Pinniger Clinic
Where cutting-edge neuroscience meets depth psychotherapy.
Pinniger Clinic patients typically experience a rich depth of co-ordinated care because of the wide range of personalities and professional approaches within our hard-working team. Scroll down to learn more about each one of them...
Feel free to contact any practitioner directly for further information before arranging an initial consultation.
A/Professor Leon Petchkovsky FRCPsych PhD
mobile: 0420 923 885
The Director, Dr Leon Petchkovsky, is a UQ Associate Professor in Psychiatry and is an experienced Jungian Analyst. He is a past-President of both the CG Jung Institute and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts. He regularly works in remote Central Australian communities.
Dr Harry Freeman FRANZCP
website: www.frequency.com (learn about Dr Freeman and his psychedelic t-shirt.)
mobile: 0418 624 266
Dr Freeman has been working in psychiatry for over 30 years, most recently in acute hospital psychiatry. He has worked extensively in outpatient and community psychiatry as well as administrative psychiatry.
Dr Freeman maintains a critical stance toward the domination of the medical model in the understanding and treatment of emotional problems. His work as a consulting psychiatrist with The Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AUSAID) in East Timor deepened his interest in Psychological Trauma, and working in the UK, Northern Territory and Queensland furthered this interest and continues to influence his work.
Dr Philip Morris FRANZCP PhD
mobile: 0422 545 753
Dr Morris has medical qualifications MBBS (Hons), BSc(med) (Hons), and PhD.
He is qualified in psychiatry and addiction medicine in Australia and is a
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
(FRANZCP) and a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine
(FAChAM). He is qualified in general adult psychiatry and geriatric
psychiatry in the USA and is Board Certified by the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He is a Certified Independent Medical
Examiner (CIME) with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
(ABIME). Dr Morris is a Distinguished Fellow and Board Member of the Pacific
Rim College of Psychiatry.
Dr Morris is Executive Director of the Gold Coast Institute of Mental Health. He is Medical Director of Mirikai, a young adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation program on the Gold Coast, and is Medical Director of the Gold Coast - Tweed Memory Disorders Clinic. He has a private psychiatric and medico-legal practice on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. He is a member of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee... [click for more]
Professor Ian R. Coyle
mobile: 0419 722 258
Professor Coyle obtained his PhD in Psychology in 1975. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical
Psychology in 1976. He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Forensic Excellence at Bond University.
He has published in Clinical Psychology, Criminology, Ergonomics, Forensic Psychology, Law, Psychopharmacology, and
Safety Science. He has been the recipient of a number of research grants and awards. He is a full member of the
College of Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society and is one of two experts in medico-legal
psychology in the world accredited to the International Criminal Court. Apart from lecturing extensively he has given
expert evidence in forensic matters for over 25 years. He has authored or supervised the writing of over 12,500 forensic
reports presented in various jurisdictions. He has given evidence in Australian jurisdictions more than a 1000 times over
the last 25 years. In criminal matters Professor Coyle has specific expertise in perceptual, cognitive and perceptual
factors relevant to eyewitness evidence; child sexual abuse/rape; paedophilia; human factors engineering/forensic ergonomics;
criminogenic risk assessment and psychopharmacology.
Denisia J. Hockley Dip.Psy.,BA.,BSc.(Hon)
Masters Mental Health (Psychotherapy)
Registered AHPRA: (Australia)
MAPS Clinical College (Australia)
Member APS (American Pain Society)
Member Association of Independent Authors USA
Denisia J. Hockley is an Australian Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Author.
Since 1998 she has worked with clients ranging from general anxiety and depression to victims of trauma and abuse through to everyday families struggling with typical life issues as well as those with clinical psychiatric disorders. In 2010 in California she specialised in helping clients with chronic pain issues. As a therapist, she has worked in outback aboriginal settlements, men’s correctional facilities, addictions programs and private practice/s. Her style is laidback informal, and solution-focused.
Denisia is a qualified Psychotherapist and also works with Leon Petchkovsky with his Neuro-feedback clinic. An ex-policewoman, she has had a colorful and diverse career. Denisia’s methods for psychological intervention include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other general methods to provide expert care for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and Developmental Trauma (non-organic) in adults and adolescents: which result in anxieties, depression, personality disorders, relationship and self-concept difficulties as well as many physiological symptoms including pain and gastrointestinal disorders. She has produced a series of CD therapies covering Sleep, Addiction, Health and Weight, Anxiety, Depression and more.
Denisia is most passionate and fascinated by brain science and as she terms it... "The Amazing Abilities of our Magical Minds." She has written a number of books including Your Child the Little Scientist. (The Little Book Series addresses every aspect of life, health, happiness, and mental wellbeing and can be obtained in E-Book format at www.littlebookseries.us )
Danielle Montgomery BSc (Hons) MCounsPsych MAPS
phone: (07) 3356 7070
mobile: 0448 055 497
Danielle is a clinical psychologist who provides interventions for depression & anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, grief & bereavement issues, work stress, and perinatal and relationship issues.
Social Worker, Psychoanalyst and Organizational Consultant Associates:
Patrick Burnett - Jungian Analyst (Zurich trained)
mobile: 0439 945 042
Patrick is an Analyst who sees Jungian psychotherapy as a place where people have the opportunity to deeply explore their own mind and motivations in a setting that is supportive, empathic and completely non-judgmental. Patrick believes that the human mind is able to heal itself and bring itself back into balance given the right circumstances.
Patrick trained at The C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich, Switzerland, and is now a senior Jungian analyst within the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also a Training Analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of ANZSJA where he is engaged in selecting, training, examining and supervising trainee Jungian Analysts. Patrick is available to psychologists and psychotherapists for psychotherapeutic supervision.
Flávio de Grandis - Jungian Psychotherapist (Training with ANZSJA)
mobile: 0410 784 810
Flávio de Grandis is a Jungian Psychotherapist who practices in Currumbin QLD. He is currently completing training as a Jungian Analyst with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts.
In 2000 Flávio obtained his Bachelor in Physiotherapy from the University of Santo Amaro (UNISA), Brazil. He received his Masters degree in Science at University of São Paulo (USP) in 2004 as well as post graduate qualifications in Psychosomatics. Flávio trained with a Jungian Analyst in Brazil and is a passionate practitioner who has also worked as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings during the last thirteen years both in Brazil and in Australia.
In his work as a physiotherapist Flávio specialises in manual therapy and the Bertazzo Method of movement re-education. He has a particular passion for the GDS Method which, unlike conventional physiotherapy methods, takes an holistic view of the patient and their postural problems. Flávio’s passion for integrative work has led him into his training as a Jungian analyst with ANZSJA. As a psychotherapy practitioner Flávio also provides treatment informed by a Jungian perpective.
Paul Dickson - Organisational Consultant
mobile: 0408 010 556
Paul is a somatic psychotherapist who assists patients through awareness and integration of the body, somatic experience, and the embodied self.
Nargiza Sowman, BNat(SCU)
mobile: 0404 118 892
Nargiza is a practitioner of natural and preventative medicine and believes that appropriate nutrition is fundamental to good health. She enjoys working with clients to empower them to regain and maintain their own health, especially in the areas of mental health, womens health, childrens health and chronic conditions affecting older adults.
Working from a holistic and biochemical perspective, Nargiza uses multiple modalities such as nutrition and herbal medicine, homeopathy, tactile therapy and flower essences in treatment.
Sue-Ellen Taylor - Psychologist
mobile: 0407 130 222
Sue-Ellen is a registered psychologist with more than 20 years of experience delivering psychological services and therapy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. She has worked in clinical private practice since 2004.
Sue-Ellen’s approach to mental health and wellness is informed through the perspective of Developmental Psychology, with the understanding that we all continue to grow and develop throughout our lifespan. She also has a background in applied neuropsychology.
Sue-Ellen delivers all of her services through Telehealth to ensure accessibility no matter what location a person may live in or their circumstances regarding health, mobility or other factors. Her main treatment focus is the treatment of trauma related mental health difficulties. She is also a “Sex Positive” therapist and LGBTIQ+ friendly.
Therapeutic modalities that Sue-Ellen is trained in and incorporates in therapy include: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Brainspotting; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness; Somatic Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Emotion Focussed Therapy; and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Sue-Ellen accepts Mental Health Care Plans, NDIS Plans and self-referral. Rebates are also available through Private Health. Please fill in the contact form on my website to see my availability and book your appointment now.
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