Year 1 Co-ordinator
Greer is an experienced Gestalt therapist, supervisor, group facilitator and educator. She received her Gestalt training with the Gestalt Association of Queensland Inc. Greer has an education and welfare background with experience in working with young people at risk and those who have been abused or suffered trauma. Her doctoral studies focused on adolescent masculine development. She works with individuals, couples and groups in therapy, supervision and group facilitation. She works as a contracted consultant and educator to teachers and leadership teams within schools.
MGestTherapy, MSocPol, BSW, MAASW (Accr.), MPACFA (Clin.), MGANZ (Clin.)
Year 3 Co-ordinator
Paddy is a qualified Social Worker and psychotherapist, trainer, group facilitator and organisational consultant. He received his Gestalt training at the Gestalt Association of Queensland Inc. He has worked extensively in the Employee Assistance field with a particular interest in responding to traumatic events. He has engaged in the management of several national and international consulting and counselling organisations in the welfare, state and private sector. He enjoys practicing Aikido whenever he can.
Year 2 Co-ordinator
Sharon’s own life journey is to explore how to live her “one wild and precious life” in ways that are meaningful and satisfying in relationship with her family, friends and the communities with whom she is connected. In her roles as mother, therapist, supervisor, educator, consultant and facilitator she is passionate about supporting others to explore how they might live their own satisfying and meaningful lives. With Bachelor degrees in Theology and Ministry and Master degrees in Education and Counselling and career experience in outdoor education, pastoral care, school and tertiary education and management Sharon brings wisdom, creativity and play to her life and work.
The Directors are is supported by an administrator and faculty. GTB also invites national and international faculty to support the delivery of the 4 year programme.
Administration: Amanda Ross
B.Couns & MGestTherapy, Clinical Member PACFA, Member of GANZ & ISCA
Year 4 Co-ordinator
Angela joined the GTB faculty in late 2012, after returning from several years of wandering in the UK & Europe. Her adventuring spirit and wide range of interests influence both her approach to life and her therapeutic work.With a background as a retail pharmacist, Angela entered into the Gestalt world with GAQI in 1991. For many years she lived and worked in the Wide Bay area in a variety of community situations including private practice, Lifeline, Palliative Care, Vietnam Veterans & Sexual Assault. Angela is actively involved in Family Constellation work and has accessed training in Australia & Europe. She finds this process a very useful medium for revealing larger system dynamics and supporting individuals to find a stronger sense of their place both in their family system and in life in general.
BSW, MAASW (Acc) MGestTherapy, DST, STAA, ClinMGANZ.
Tracy is a Gestalt Therapist, Social Worker, Teacher, Shiatsu Therapist and Mother of four who lives and practices in the Northern Rivers region. She has a private psychotherapy practice in Mullumbimby and also works at The Sanctuary Byron Bay as a Shiatsu therapist, working with clients with addiction and mental health issues. Tracy has a particular interest in the area of death and dying, loss and grief. She considers Gestalt Therapy as a vehicle that is able to bring the reality of mortality more fully into life. She has been involved with Amitayus Home Hospice Service in Byron Bay for 9 years, as a carer, committee member and trainer. She has taught Holistic Counseling and Shiatsu at Nature Care College in Sydney and has lectured in Counseling and Communication Skills at Southern Cross University.
Dip. teaching, MGestTherapy
Michael originally worked in primary school education and then moved into IT where he worked for over 20 years in a variety of roles. He graduated from the Brisbane Gestalt Institute in 2006 and since then has had experience working in private practice offering individual and couple therapy, mediation and clinical supervision. He has also worked for a number of NGO’s facilitating rites of passage programs for adolescent boys, groups for men pertaining to relationship, anger management, communication, and loss and grief, and for NSW govt. facilitating restorative justice conferences for young offenders.
In 2013 he completed his Masters of Gestalt Therapy at Gestalt Therapy Brisbane with a focus on effective ways of working with emotions, and particularly shame, in psychotherapy. He is currently on faculty at the same institute.
He has worked at Interrelate since early 2016 as a relationship counsellor and group facilitator.
Tine migrated from Germany to Australia after extensive travels ten years ago. She completed her Gestalt training at the Brisbane Gestalt Institute and her Master of Gestalt Therapy at Gestalt Therapy Brisbane.Tine has a background in Social Work. Her work experience involves working with women who experience domestic violence in Arnhem land. Drug and Alcohol counselling and working with women and children who have experienced sexual abuse in Far North Queensland as well as counselling women in prison. At the moment she is proudly looking after her two young sons while expecting another.
B. Dance & Somatic Studies (Hons), MGestTherapy, CMGANZ, ARCAP/PACFA reg
Zjamal has worked internationally for over 30 years in professional, academic and community settings, as a group facilitator, somatic educator, creative process lecturer and community arts leader. In her faculty positions in Amsterdam and San Francisco and on teaching tours throughout several continents, she has presented her integration of personal development and psychosomatic education. Zjamal is also in private practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and is regularly invited to facilitate professional level counsellor training. For the last seven years she has provided Clinical Supervision for practitioners in the field and those in social work and counselling organisations. She is a graduate of BGI and joined faculty there in 2004, and completed her masters at GTB. She is passionate about the intimate theatre of one on one work, and the creative potency of the group setting.