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EXPERIENCE EMPOWERING and INSIGHTFUL THERAPY

Rohan Watson and team are caring therapists supporting the wellbeing of individuals, couples, and families.

Rohan is a dedicated and professional psychotherapist who brings a compassionate down-to-earth style of communication.

His deep psychological insights and break-through practical solutions are honed from thousands of hours spent counselling and coaching people from all walks and seasons of life. 

He combines that experience with extensive university training spanning the fields of psychology, counselling, and education. 

That solid background is therefore reassurance that Rohan is well-equipped to uniquely support you in finding solutions that are right for you and your situation. 

Rohan also draws upon an eclectic repertoire of research-proven approaches and techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Therapists Who Get On Your Wavelength to Explore Real Solutions

Applying research-proven therapies, we are committed to a simple philosophy of helping people more smoothly navigate life’s challenges, and opportunities.

You’ll find our approach is authentic, relatable, and empathetic, and your uniqueness and individuality will be valued and respected.

Our Practice offers therapy that caters to a wide range of mental health needs, lifestyle and life-transition challenges, and management of complex emotional and behavioural patterns.  Additionally, we’re a popular provider of Family Counselling, and Marriage and Couples Therapy.

The relationship therapy service we deliver is highly sought-after.  Our registered counsellors have the training, resources, and skills to offer support and hope in healing, repairing, and resolving relationships.

As well, Rohan has conducted thesis-level study of Workplace Wellbeing and maintains a strong research interest in this area.  On mental wellbeing, Rohan has been quoted in national industry magazines.  He especially enjoys counselling and coaching leaders and business owners / managers to develop healthy growth mindsets and build resilience.

The services offered are delivered in-person at our Toowoomba City consulting suite, or via phone or online video-stream.

Our professional counsellors are independent and non-judgemental, create a comfortable and confidential space for sharing thoughts and feelings, offer guidance, present fresh perspectives, and provide support to help you turn barriers, problems or challenges faced, into solutions and a positive path forward. 

Reaching out for counselling support is your positive step towards finding real solutions for learning how to navigate  life’s challenges more smoothly.

My Practice is committed to helping people improve relationships, outlook on life, and overall wellbeing, within a setting that is accepting, caring, safe and private.

We offer modern evidence-based approaches to tailoring therapy that best meets the unique needs of each individual, couple, or family unit.  We would welcome your enquiry.

About GO-TO Counsellor Rohan Watson | Counselling & Coaching

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Your Therapist for Positive Change | Move Your Life Forward

Therapy is a professional pathway for adults, adolescents, and children, to become equipped and empowered to grapple with the stressors of life’s pressures, challenges, and complexities.

We want to help you flourish, instead of flounder, as you weave your way through life-transitions, relationships, illness or disability, grief or loss, dealing with different attitudes or expectations, and in handling disappointments and setbacks.

We care.  We will listen. We will seek to understand what has brought you to this present point, and then explore with you the goal or outcome of therapy that you believe is important to you.

Research shows that when people are meaningfully engaged with others, feel happier and positive, they enjoy a higher quality level of health and wellbeing.  Our therapists will make your wellbeing their professional priority.

What is important, is getting help early.  Take control and get in touch with us before life spirals or snowballs out of control to avoid further negative impact on the wellbeing of yourself or others.

Let us get on your wavelength, and together, discover real solutions that support you in living a healthier, enriching, and more purposeful life.

Family Counselling — 4 Relationship Therapy Tips

To get the best from family counselling sessions, when fixing a relationship is a priority, here are 4 tips to consider mindfully putting into practice:

  • OPENNESS —  Coming to therapy with an open mind to receive support and guidance, and with a willingness to genuinely connect, transparently communicate, and cooperatively collaborate for the common good of all, is vital for beginning a process of relationship repair and renewal.  Clutching to your own agenda or having a closed mindset to embracing different perspectives, concepts, and strategies, will only scuttle any real chance for success in strengthening relationships.
  • OWNERSHIP — Take responsibility and own your part in any missteps, mistakes or mess-ups in your family relationships. Keep yourself from blame-shifting and fault-finding.  Instead, focus on what you can change to contribute to positive transformation in your relationship with your partner or other family members.
  • ACCEPTANCE — How you think and act is a matter for you.  But how other people think and respond about life issues, is their responsibility.  Accepting you cannot expect everyone else to think or behave in the same way as yourself, opens the door to embracing greater understanding and tolerance.  Anger, resentment, and frustration fall away faster by genuinely accepting and valuing one another’s uniqueness and individuality.
  • FORGIVENESS —  Holding onto thoughts and feelings of negativity towards others keeps you stuck.  Your wellbeing stays stifled and sabotaged.  Forgiving others for hurt, pain or trauma caused, may seem a formidable thing to do.   The idea of it alone, may grate against every fibre of your being.  However, forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.  Forgiveness frees you from a hold or control that another person has over you.  By extending mercy unconditionally, there’s a letting-go process of unshackling from past hurt and pain, leading to healing, growth of inner strength, and a capacity to move forward with fresh purpose.  The more you forgive, the more freed you become to easier love yourself and others.
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How Couples Therapy Helps Rescue Relationships

Partnerships, especially long-term ones, can often be tough to sustain in the pressure-cooker of life.  Couples Therapy is a way of getting support and real solutions for saving relationships.  What’s important, is seeking help early before your relationship winds up in serious trouble, and before potentially impacting other family members, friends, finances, housing arrangements, or career.  

Even when partners have the best of intentions of fixing a relationship, they usually lack the special skills necessary to work through the complexities of raw human emotions.  It is extra hard too, when partners intricately know, and can leverage, each other’s weaknesses or vulnerabilities.  So that’s where the expertise of a trained and experienced relationship therapist can step in and is able to confidentially offer the right support and guidance.  Click here to learn more.

How to Cope with Uncertainty — Therapist's 5 Step Guide

How to Cope with Uncertainty - 5 Steps

Uncertainty makes people want to hit the panic button.  The feeling of losing control or being flung into the unknown, fuels fear-driven anxiety and distress.  When we become hyper-stressed and really anxious, we are putting our health in harm’s way, physically and mentally.  Knowing how to cope with uncertainty, is therefore essential for taking care of our wellbeing.

In all kinds of ways, uncertainty unexpectedly disrupts the regular rhythm of our lives.  At any time, we may face one of life’s sliding-door moments. It might be a serious car accident instantaneously causing permanent disablement, job loss, homelessness, divorce, the untimely death of a loved one, or a business failure. 

A vaccine doesn’t exist for uncertainty.  There’s no immunity against curveballs.  But… we can develop an optimistic, healthy mindset, and life-affirming resilience skills, to be well-equipped for managing and coping with times of uncertainty.  Click here for a 5 step guide to handling uncertainty.

How to Get the Life You Want with GRIT

How to Get the Life You Want with GRIT

What would your life look like if it were healthier, happier and more purposeful?  Do you struggle with feeling ‘stuck’, but unsure how to move your life forward?  Have you dreamt of a better life that’s richer and fuller and gives you a greater sense of meaning?  It’s possible to get the life you want.  But it takes GRIT.

We can be dreamers, drifters or doers.  The choice is ours to make.  If we only ever daydream, or just drift through life, can we really expect to be flourishing?

We all know that life can get prickly, painful and pressure-filled.  When adversity strikes, some people shrink back and sink, or they shut-off, like a turtle that pulls its head back into its shell.  That’s a restraining mindset.  Beliefs and thoughts about ourselves and our world, that holds us back and holds us under.

But then there are other people who seem to turn adversity into advantage.  They turn life’s stumbling blocks into stepping stones that take them further and higher towards living the life they want.  What are they doing differently?  Click here to learn about the change-making importance of GRIT to achieve what you want from life.

Psychotherapist Rohan Watson

Rohan Watson is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and a general member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience.  He holds qualifications in Psychology, Counselling and Education from Monash University and USQ including a Master of Counselling (Advanced Practice) degree awarded with Distinction.

As a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mental Health Researcher, Rohan helps unlock the potential in people to live healthier, happier and more purposeful.  Rohan is genuinely caring, and offers clients a private, professional and safe counselling setting.  His focus is on providing genuine support and real solutions for achieving positive and transformational outcomes.

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