Tess Collie


I’m a psychologist who offers a holistic approach to psychology and counselling.

I have been in private practice for over fifteen years and also counselled across a variety of settings including private and public hospital palliative care, Relationships Australia, Queensland Cancer Fund and Kumbari Avenue Special School. I bring a broad range of life experiences to my psychology practice including a previous background as a senior business executive and university lecturer.

By using a combination of EMDR therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and CBT (especially mindfulness based), I work together with my clients towards their therapeutic goals, such as to develop healthier and more effective coping strategies, resolve adverse life experiences, increase self-awareness, experience better relationships, and live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Lotus

“The deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms.”

How I Can Help

It’s my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we’ll work to achieve your goal together

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Trauma

Trauma & PTSD

The effects of the trauma can persist even if the events happened a long time ago.

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Anxiety


A person experiencing anxiety often has persistent negative and distressing thoughts.

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Depression


Around one in five people will experience feeling depressed at some point in their life.

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Cancer Support

Cancer Support

The cancer journey can be demanding physically, mentally and emotionally on the patient and those around them.

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Stress


Stress can affect many aspects of our lives such as our work performance and relationships.

Gold Coast Psychologists And Counsellors Anxiety Grief Counselling

Grief Counselling

Grief is most often thought of in relation to the death of a loved one, but it can also relate to any kind of loss.

Awards And Prizes

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 Scholarship

Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship

1997 Scholarship

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