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Mr  Gregg Palmer

Mr Gregg Palmer

Mobile 0410 106 556
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Mouna Counselling

Mobile 0410 106 556

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with an extensive knowledge of working with adults undergoing stress, trauma and crises. I specialise in working with deep trauma and am skilled at tolerating difficult states, such as profound despair, that, for example, intense self hatred can lead us to. That said, there is no problem that is too small, as everything is relative. Many people feel their suffering is not deserving enough of counselling. This is one of the greatest myths of all.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 1102/1 Lake Orr Drive , Varsity Lakes , Gold Coast QLD 4213 0410 106 556 PHONE 0410 106 556

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Assessment, Home Visits, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Relational, depth oriented counselling and psychotherapy within a transpersonal context

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Childhood Issues, Creativity, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Self Harm, Sex Related Issues, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Attachment Theory, Developmental, Dream Work, Existential, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychosexual, Psychosynthesis, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Transpersonal

    I work within a leading edge relational, embodied and psychospiritual context, primarily focused on the unconscious informed by transference and countertransference dynamics. My approach is relational depth oriented psychotherapy, particularly influenced by the view that it is the relationship itself, between therapist and client, that soothes.

    We may work through layers of insecurity, inadequacy, depression, anger, rage and hate, as well as contacting more sublime feelings of love and intimacy, exploring patterns within your psyche and the many aspects to your identity, revealing your deeper self.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Masters of Arts with Merit Psychotherapy - 2015 - University of East London
    • Post Graduate Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling - 2012 - University of East London
    • Graduate Certificate Psychosynthesis Counselling - 2010 - University of East London
    • BSc Psychology - 1998 - Goldsmiths University

    Quality Provision

    Grounded in the "therapeutic relationship as a body-mind process between two people who are both wounded and whole." Michael Soth

    Background

    I have been in private practice since 2010. Clinical Director of a counselling placement service allowing me to work within a multi-disciplinary team over a range of approaches.

    I was CEO of a non-profit organisation that I set up and ran for over 5 years, providing psychotherapy to people otherwise without access. Working with more than 60 staff, I know well the stresses many of us can struggle with each day.

    My work is based on my own experience of coping with and moving through crises, my personal commitment to growth, both professionally and spiritually, as well as my work with clients. With over 14 years experience in clinical work, I have spent time on both sides of the client/therapist relationship, which is the most valuable experience of all.

    Appointments

    Currently available in office or via WhatsApp video call, Skype or phone

    Fees

    Each one hour, individual session, is: $120

    I do offer concessions



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    10 Questions with Gregg Palmer

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

    • My own personal journey through the landscape of trauma and spirituality.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • My theoretical basis is steeped in psychoanalytic, intersubjectivity and developmental theory, and my interest as a counsellor and psychotherapist has always been stimulated by ideas of consciousness, embodiment and relational perspectives, and especially transference and countertransference dynamics. I work with these ideas alongside my deep entrenchment with eastern approaches to spirituality, within the broader context of self realisation.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I think embodiment of our emotional being is essential, to undermine the survival strategies of the psyche, that can have debilitating effects on our health and relationships. Learning to tolerate tensions and conflicts within our psychic life, as embodied, felt experience, paradoxically offers a pathway to the sublime. This is key to freeing the psyche from anxiety. I would consider the awakening of consciousness to be central to health and wellbeing. Such self knowledge also brings us closer to understanding how we are creating our lives and what we could do differently.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • My main focus is on the relational moment, so the 'charge' of the session that informs my interventions and the direction of the session, arises from the unconscious field of the client. This is called countertransference. I also work with meditative based practices and imaginal work. Psychosynthesis also offers techniques such as disidentification, that help support establishing the base of true self, whilst learning to let go of subpersonalities and ego defences. Exploring what we identify with is key, in order to step back from aspects that are not supporting our highest growth. I would describe my approach as depth oriented psychotherapy, so working with the unconscious is primary. Moving through psychodynamics in order to liberate the psyche from its conditioning.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I would hope from the first session. Taking that step and really connecting with a therapist who is a good match for them, is gold.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • It has continually challenged me to undermine my ego defences and live authentically from a more heart oriented perspective. There is no other way to extract the rich nectar of ecstasy from life.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I love the connection each new therapeutic relationship brings and the depth of the longer term relationships. The opportunity to metabolise trauma and reveal intimacy. A chance to see each person for who they are, and to share in the rich and meaningful idiosyncrasies of each person's humanity.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Yep. It seems no matter how self realised we may be, we are never free from psychological disturbance. I kind of love this truth. It keeps us with our humanity.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • People can have a tendency to be so mentally identified, they can disconnect from their natural being. I would place this as a root contender for pathology.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • The Primal Wound
      A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction, and Growth, John Firman, Ann Gila
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    Mr  Gregg Palmer

    Gregg Palmer

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I work within a leading edge relational, embodied and psychospiritual context, primarily focused on the unconscious informed by transference and countertransference dynamics....

    • Varsity Lakes
    • Attachment Theory, Developmental, Dream Work, Existential, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychosexual, Psychosynthesis, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Transpersonal