Tess Collie

Tess_Collie_PsychologistB.Psych (Hons), Dip Gestalt Therapy, FAAP, MAPS, MIML

Tess Collie is a registered psychologist and Gestalt psychotherapist and offers a holistic approach to psychology and counselling.  Tess has counselled across a variety of settings including Relationships Australia, Kumbari Avenue (Special) School, Queensland Cancer Fund, private and public hospital palliative care, and private practice. Tess brings a broad range of life experiences to her psychology practice including a previous background as a senior business executive and university lecturer.

In addition to working extensively with issues such as workplace and life stress, anxiety, depression, and personal growth and development, Tess has particular interests in trauma, grief and loss counselling as well as health and well-being issues (e.g., cancer support, pre-surgery counselling). Tess uses a combination of EMDR therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and CBT (especially mindfulness based) approaches. Tess works together with clients towards their therapeutic goals, such as to: resolve adverse life experiences, increase their self-awareness, connect with themselves and others, and live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Tess has been recognised with a number of awards, prizes and scholarships including:

  • University Medal – Griffith University 1999
  • Australian Psychological Society Prize in Psychology 1999
  • Psychology Medal for Achievement in the Bachelor’s Degree, Griffith University 1999
  • Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence – B.Psych with Honours 1999
  • Pearson Education Australia Award for Academic Excellence 1999
  • Patience Thoms Honours Scholarship 1998
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship 1997

Tess offers counselling for adults in the following areas:

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma (such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family violence, sexual assault, motor vehicle accidents)
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cancer support 
  • Prior to preventative cancer treatment (e.g., prophylactic mastectomy)
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Personal growth/development and life coaching

Tess is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Psychologists, and a full member the Australian Psychological Society, and the Institute of Managers and Leaders (Australia).

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