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Mr Mark Tonkinson

Mr Mark Tonkinson

Mobile 0410 035 337
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

MSc, MQCA (Clinical), MBACP (Acc)

Mobile 0410 035 337

Feeling stuck, lost or alone with your concerns? Talking about your issues with a trained professional can provide a welcome sounding board to better observe and understand yourself and uncover new ways to manage the problematic areas of your life. My aim is to provide a safe and supportive space, to be curious and encourage you in exploring the difficulties you are experiencing in your life, in order to develop your insight enabling personal growth and behavioural change.


  • Ballow Chambers, 121 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000 0410 035 337 PHONE 0410 035 337


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • I see adults for Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling.

    I can provide either brief structured Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy focused on a specific issue, or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to work on more problematic issues, or patterns of behaviour, affecting your life and relationships.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Behavioural Issues, Burnout, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Eating Disorders, Emotional Crisis, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Insomnia, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Sex Related Issues, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Dream Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Freudian, Object Relations, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

    My goal as a psychodynamic psychotherapist is to help you explore your current issues and any related contributory factors in your life experience. The aim is to develop personal insight and understanding to help bring relief and enable behavioural change.

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy has a research base and it can provide many benefits:

    • Work on the underlying causes of your difficulties or any trauma in your life
    • Feel more self aware to help reduce anxiety and critical thinking
    • Feel more resilience to cope and manage with difficulty as it arises in your life and relationships
    • Develop your emotional insight facilitating personal growth and change
    • Develop your relational skills and capacities for more fulfilling relationship


    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2012 - Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
    • CoE Counselling and Counselling Skills - 2009 - Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

    Professional Associations

    • Queensland Counsellors Association Inc
    • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Quality Provision

    I attend regular and ongoing supervision and undertake regular continuing professional development.

    Professional registrations include: Clinical Member of the Queensland Counselling Association; Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist.


    I have clinical experience as a psychotherapist working within the British National Health Service (NHS), NGO's, tertiary education and in private practice.

    I was previously employed as a full time therapist in the NHS working with GP or self referrals with mild-severe mental health problems. I met and exceeded all the targets for recovery whilst at the service.

    I have a wide range of clinical experience across a range of problems including; Anxiety, Depression, Relationship problems, Trauma and loss of any kind, Sexuality issues, Pre and postnatal problems (men or women), Eating disorders, Compulsive or addictive behaviour, Life transitions/change, Crisis situations or Personality disorder.


    Brisbane CBD
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
    Tuesdays 1.00 pm - 6.30 pm

    Transport and Parking

    Good transport links at Brisbane and car parking available opposite building.


    Fees are available on request. Concession fees are available as well as a limited number of reduced fee appointments.

    As I do not provide a medicare rebate this ensures your treatment remains confidential.

    Payment Options

    Payment is by paywave, cash or bank transfer.

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    Mr Mark Tonkinson

    Mark Tonkinson

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

    Mark is rigorously trained to Masters level as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and holds professional registrations in the UK and Australia. He has clinical experience within Govt Mental Health Services in the UK, NGO's, as well as tertiary education. Mark currently maintains a private practice in Australia. He has experience helping people with a wide range of concerns and can flexibly provide either brief, time-limited or open ended therapy....

    • Spring Hill
    • Dream Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Freudian, Object Relations, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic