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Mrs Emily Rotta

Mrs Emily Rotta

Mobile 1800744568
Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor

Transitional Support

Mobile 1800744568

Emily Rotta is a highly qualified counsellor with 10 years of experience. In addition to her private practice, Emily has also worked in both the state and private education sectors. Emily is a member of the Australian Counselling Association, Career Development Association of Australia as well as the Australian Counselling Association of Supervisors. She provides specialist therapeutic support to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.


  • 7 Lotus Street, Daisy Hill, Brisbane QLD 4127 1800744568 PHONE 1800744568


  • Counselling, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Emily works from a philosophy of understanding a person’s transitional stages through life and that their reactions to these transitions. Emily’s counselling environment has a relaxed yet professional atmosphere that has become a discrete oasis for her clients. She is committed to helping her clients understand their situation and equipping them with appropriate strategies to manage both the outcomes and their expectations.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Mediation, Performance Anxiety, PTSD, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills, Trauma Recovery, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Sandplay Therapy, Solution Oriented

    Emily incorporates various therapies within her sessions that are personalised to fit in with her particular clients. These therapies draw upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Family Systems, Sandplay Therapy, EMDR and EFT.


    • Master of Ed. Studies (Guidance Counselling) - 2008 - University of Queensland (UQ)
    • Graduate Diploma of Education - 2006 - Griffith University
    • Certificate of Supervision and Training - 2016 - ACA College of Supervisors
    • Certificate IV Career Development
    • Bachelor of Commerce - 2004 - James Cook University (JCU)

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • Career Development Association of Australia
    • EMDRAA
    • Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association

    Quality Provision

    As in all professions, the counselling practitioner needs to be constantly upgrading their knowledge and skills. Participating in regular ongoing supervision and continuing professional development ensures this quality service and meets the ongoing annual requirements of professional associations.


    Before embarking in her private practice and consulting venture, previous positions held include Guidance Officer within Catholic and Education Queensland Schools, as well as Senior Teacher in secondary schools in areas Vocational Education, Business and Accounting. Emily also has vast experience working in the Private Business sector as a Public Accountant and Practice Manager. She draws on all these experiences in her current practitioner role which focuses on personal and relationships counselling, career and professional development and transitional support.


    At our Springwood practice, we offer a discrete oasis for our clients. Whether you require one on one counselling, group guidance and mediation or workplace workshops, we can tailor our services to meet your needs.

    Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00pm

    Transport and Parking

    Public Transport
    Springwood Bus Way just a three-minute walk.

    Free Car parking and Street parking is available.


    Please contact our reception team who will be happy to provide you with the costs of our consultations and treatments.

    Payment Options

    EFTPOS, Credit Card, Online Payments including Paypal and Stripe. Cash can be accepted with prior notice.

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    10 Questions with Emily Rotta

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I came into the profession after many years of volunteering my time with homeless people and street kids. This experience inspired me to study counselling formally and to use my skills to work with young people who are faced with homelessness, violence within the family and a lack of feeling connected to the school system, their family and themselves. I had over the many years' supported young people and helped them to find hope and meaning in their own lives as well as connecting them to support to assist with this.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Formulate questions to be answered or problems to be solved. The working assumption is that the more clearly the question or problem is stated, the easier it is to identify critical issues.

      My fundamental approach to complex situations is to gain a full understanding of the situation and to apply or/and gain the knowledge to implement the most appropriate method and response the issue.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Normalising our emotions. We have many emotions but we are often afraid to express our feelings as they may be categorised as not been normal or having a problem. Feeling sad, mad and anxious are only a few of the emotions we express yet are often diagnosed as mental health disorders instead of just normal responses to situations.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I incorporate various therapies within sessions these are personalised to fit in with the person. These therapies draw upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Family Systems, Sandplay Therapy, EMDR and EFT.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • When you have the tools to self-soothe and self-regulate your feelings, sensations and emotions, you feel more able to ground yourself when you a experiencing a confronting situation. These tools empower you to feel better able to cope with life's challenges.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy gives me the tools and personal awareness that my experiences and feelings are a normal reaction. Therapy gives me an environment to feel support and better able to cope with the situation.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Helping people to learn that they have the answers within.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I have curly hair and it is often I mess. I like to keep my hair messy to remind myself that we can not control everything.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Not taking the time to care for ourselves and spend time doing nothing and with people we love.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

      Some Powerful Lessons from this book: Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself

      “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”

      Any new pursuit requires entering uncharted territory — that’s scary. But with any great risk comes great reward. The experiences you gain in pursuing your dream will make it all worthwhile.
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    Mrs Emily Rotta

    Emily Rotta

    Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor

    Emily is a supportive and open-minded individual who has an empathetic and warm approach to her work. She has an extensive background working with complex trauma and uses an integrated approach that is client-directed and is tailored to meet the individual needs. Her counselling style involves a combination of various models that honour the individualism of the client. ...

    • Daisy Hill
    • CBT, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Sandplay Therapy, Solution Oriented