Trish Purnell-Webb is a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director of the Burleigh Heads Psychology Clinic in Burleigh Heads, Queensland , Australia, and the Senior Partner of Relationship Institute Australasia. She is also a Senior Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant for the Gottman Institute. Trish has travelled to North America several times in the past 10 years to be trained directly by Drs John and Julie Gottman. She is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method training sequence, as well as the Art & Science of Love couples workshop. Trish frequently presents Gottman Method trainings for clinicians throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Trish has also undertaken training in Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples having completed an externship and all Core Skills training offered by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and integrates this into her work with couples.
Because of Trish’s expertise in couples therapy and clinical mental health disorders especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mood Disorder, Trish has been involved in the development and delivery of a number of couples programs for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, The Australian Defence Force and the Australian Veterans and Veteran’s Families Counselling Service. Trish has been in private practice on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia since 1997 and provides a range of services to members of the general public including couples therapy, intensive marathon couples therapy, couples workshops and is an active educator and speaker to many community and professional organisations.
As a presenter, Trish is regarded as an engaging, personable, erudite and respectful speaker who is able to connect easily with her audiences and use every day examples and humour to illustrate her point and assist listeners’ understanding of concepts and ideas. Trish is regularly invited to make comment in media including print, radio and television.
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