• Refer Yourself

    Dr. Robert Dawborn sees people across Townsville with a wide range of mental health concerns - including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, substance misuse, personality disorders, PTSD and complex PTSD.

    You can refer yourself or be referred by your GP or Psychiatrist.

  • Appointments

    In many cases, about six to twelve psychotherapy appointments are appropriate.

    Longer term issues will need more time – for example, entrenched patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving, impacting your everyday life.

    Concessional patients will reach the extended Medicare safety net (EMSN) in 6-8 consultations.

    Non-concessional patients will reach the extended Medicare safety net (EMSN) in 18-21 consultations

  • Unlimited Medicare Rebates

    Patients requiring longer term psychotherapy can have continuing unlimited consultations under Medicare. This is because Dr Dawborn is a GP.

    Patients having brief or long term psychotherapy can always begin psychotherapy under a Mental Health Care Plan. Psychotherapy can always be continued using GP item Number 44 once the GP Mental Health Plan has been completed.

    All personal therapy appointments are for 50 minutes. Couple sessions are for 60 minutes.

Psychotherapy counselling services & treatments

Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for the following conditions and issues.

  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress
  • Change
  • Conflict
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Drug Dependence
  • Emotional Distress
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Insomnia
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Development
  • Marriage Breakdown
  • Marital Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Separation
  • Sexual Abuse and Trauma
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Work Related Issues

I utilise the following therapeutic approaches as a psychotherapist

  • Brief Psychodynamic therapy
  • Couple Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Family Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychotherapy
  • Process-Oriented Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Systems Therapy
  • Trauma Counselling

A Passionate Townsville Medical Psychotherapist

If you are experiencing trauma or require therapy for any issues you may be experiencing, please contact a psychologist. I am available for therapy in Townsville and can be reached on 0499 440 422.

Get in Touch

Suites 6 & 7 Level 3 The Clarion Hotel 201-209 Sturt St Townsville City 4810 (Cnr Sturt & Stanley)

Phone: 0499 440 422

We are not always able to answer the phone, so please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, email us at willungacottage@bigpond.com or fill out the form to schedule a 15 minute phone call at a time that suits you. We look forward to speaking with you!

Remember, positive change begins when you contact us!


Dr Robert Dawborn - Medical Psychotherapist
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