MGestTherapy, MSocPol, BSW, MAASW (Accr.), MPACFA (Clin.), MGANZ (Clin.)
Director, GTB and Graduate Entry Coordinator
Tina provides support for our Directors and is the person you’ll speak to about administrative requirements.
The Directors are supported by an academic staff. GTB also invites national and international guest presenters to support the delivery of the four year program.
Year 2 Coordinator
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.
B.Couns & MGestTherapy, Clinical Member PACFA, Member of GANZ & ISCA
Year 4 Coordinator
Angela joined the GTB academic staff 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.
Year 3 Coordinator
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 Counselling 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 has worked at Interrelate since early 2016 as a relationship counsellor and group facilitator.
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.
Rosemary has been in private practice for over 20 years. Since 2005, she have provided Gestalt Counseling and Therapy with individuals, adolescents, children, couples and groups. Rosemary is also a faculty member at Quest College Maroochydore for their Counselling program. Rosemary has been a trainee trainer with GTB since the beginning of 2018.