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
mobile: 0418 624 266 (Click here to learn about Dr Freeman and his psychedelic t-shirt.)
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
contact: (Click here to contact Denisia via the web)
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 )
Dr Jonathan Dwyer
Jonathan is a consulting psychologist to the Pinniger Clinic.
He provides support and therapeutic intervention subsequent to traumatic incidents,
and cares for patients where a personality disorder has been diagnosed.
Referrals to Dr Dwyer are arranged via discussion with Clinic Director Leon Petchkovsky (ph 0420 923 885)
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.
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)
website: Natural Health and Medicine
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.
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