Contact Dr Robert Dawborn

  • Refer Yourself

    Patients can self-refer or be referred by their GP or Psychiatrist.

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

  • Appointments

    In many cases, about six to twelve 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 also be seen under a Mental Health Care Plan.

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

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

  • 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

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, send us an email 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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