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Mr Peter Howie

Mr Peter Howie

Mobile 0411 873 851
Relationship Therapist, Psychodramatist

Psychodrama Australia

Mobile 0411 873 851

This means that I seek to assist folks who want to develop their wisdom and build heir understanding of themselves, their families, their work communities and others and are able to act on this wisdom.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 45 Clarence St, Coorparoo, Brisbane QLD 4151 0411 873 851 PHONE 0411 873 851

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Phone Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Burnout, Childhood Issues, Creativity, Cultural Issues, Divorce / Separation, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Performance Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Stress Management, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Existential, Experiential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Psychodrama, Systems Theory

    Are you able to play chess in your head? How about bridge? How about noughts and crosses? If we can't do those simple things in our head then how can we hope to grasp the complexity of our lives, our relationships, our hopes, our dreams, our fears and concerns. I work with the psychodramatic method in groups or with individuals. This allows us to actually lay out a wide range of elements of your life. We then can make a thoughtful and contextual analysis without having to do it all at once.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Science - 1978 - Australian National University
    • Diploma in Computing - 1985 - Metropolitan Business College
    • Psychodrama Practitioner - 1999 - AANZPA
    • Psychodrama Trainer & Educator - 2006 - AANZPA
    • Master of Education - 2012 - Griffith University

    Professional Associations

    • Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association

    Background

    I have worked and trained hard and attained the qualification of Psychodrama Trainer. I love my craft and my art. I have been running experiential development groups since 1993. As Director of Training for the Brisbane Campus for Psychodrama Australia, I am responsible for the range of programs being developed and run and for the curriculum development of the training programs for psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and role training.

    Appointments

    One on one counselling during weekdays
    Groups during weekdays, evenings and weekends.

    Transport and Parking

    There is plenty of on street parking nearby.

    Fees

    The fees for one to one counselling range from $85 per hour through to $275 per hour for corporately paid clients.
    The groups range from $195 for 4 evenings, $295 for 6 evenings, $1945 for the Core training program $250 for weekend series

    Payment Options

    Direct transfer, cash, cheque
    Credit card (online only).



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    10 Questions with Peter Howie

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

    • I found people so interesting and then I found that following that interest turned out to be a form of therapy as well. I was exploring myself through psychodrama groups when I realised that I wanted to understand how psychodrama worked and what this meant about myself and others. Once I had done lots of training, I began to work with people.

      Simple really.

      Then I continued to train and learn and understand other ways to work with folks, and other ways that folks learned, and began to apply these as well.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I wrote an article on the philosophy behind the chap who developed psychodrama and it can be found here: https://psychodramaaustralia.edu.au/philosophy-life-j-l-moreno%E2%80%99s-revolutionary-philosophical-underpinnings-psychodrama-and-group-psychot

      Principally the idea that we create meaning between us as social creatures. There are few meanings that are independent of real living people. And when we get together we swap our ideas with others and are effected by their ideas and we developed ideas in common. This is usually called something like social constructionism or constructionism.

      Along with this is the diea that each person's individual perspective is valid for them and makes sense for them and in their context. This perspective may not serve them and be 'objectively' unhealthy or simply unreasonable. However, while a person's perspective may be wrong-headed, it is still their perspective and somehow they have lived a life where it makes sense to see things like that. Without seeing what someone else sees, and understanding how they understand the world, how can I claim that they are wrong. This perspective is often called phenomenology.

      There is also an existential element to psychodrama. The whole process is based around following the warm-up of the individual or a group, if done in group psychotherapy. This presumes that people have a purpose or at least are acting as though such a purpose exists. Often this purpose needs to be clarified. Often a purpose needs to be unearthed. Often a purpose needs to be created. Sometimes the purpose has been given by others and a person is unaware of this and needs to work out their own purpose. This is called existentialism.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am interested in how people make sense of their context and their world. This includes learning about repetitive mistakes and learning to self-forgive.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Generally I use action methods, specifically psychodrama. I use these simple and powerful processes in both groups and with individuals. This means that sessions are not dependent of language or understanding or me having to know everything about another person. Psychodrama is used to develop the spontaneity of a person so that they may themselves determine their next steps. Spontaneity allows a person to develop new responses to old and stale situations that they have had trouble with. It also allows a person to use their own skills and abilities more easily to solve their own problems.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Usually after the first session.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Its made me a better learned. I have become good at learning for myself. I have also become good at learning about other people.
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    Mr Peter Howie

    Peter Howie

    Relationship Therapist, Psychodramatist

    This means that I seek to assist folks who want to develop their wisdom and build heir understanding of themselves, their families, their work communities and others and are able to act on this wisdom. ...

    • Coorparoo
    • Existential, Experiential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Person Centred, Psychodrama, Systems Theory