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Personal or self development can take many forms and can be facilitated in many ways - it's all about our growth, improvement or enhancement. 

This Directory includes information on the broad range of practitioners on the Sunshine Coast who provide services that aim to help individuals of all ages reach their full potential, from life coaching, mentoring and complementary approaches, through to counselling and psychology  Providers are listed in alphabetical order.  

Assist First Aid is a Registered Training Organisation offering a comprehensive range of First Aid training up to Paramedic level (first aid; advanced first aid; occupational and workplace first aid and first aid for kids); a range of CPR, Emergency and Childcare courses, together with a range of Industry specific courses (Certificate III in Mine Rescue; confined space, safety at heights, manual handling).  Other courses include snake and insect awareness, parent and baby courses, drug and alcohol courses.  Assist First Aid has long been involved in professional first aid services to small,  medium and major sporting and community events. They have developed a professional development workshop program designed to provide quality on-site training tailored to meet your organisation's specific needs, schedule and budget.  In addition, Assist First Aid can provide their services in Brisbane, Melbourne and Harvey Bay and are available to travel to rural Queensland.rovide quality on-site training tailored to meet your organisation's specific needs, schedule and budget.

 (07) 5444 4171 or 0431 641 497                                

Address: Level 2 Noel Burns House, 21 Nicklin Way, Buddina  Q. 4575



Avatar® is the most powerful, purest self-development program available. It is a series of experiential exercises that enables you to rediscover yourself and align your consciousness with what you want to achieve. You will experience your own unique insights and revelations. Its you finding out about you.

Ph: Tsu Shan Chambers on (07) 5438 8387


Barb Wood, Psychologist and Hypnotherapist

Over 25 years' experience.  Offering counselling to individuals and couples for relationship difficulties, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, phobias, traumas, depression, infertility.  Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR and Hypnosis.

Ph/fax: (07) 5444 5659

Location: 6 Dilli Court, Alexandra Headland Q. 4572



Bloomhill offers immediate emotional support for any person diagnosed with cancer, family members and carers.  Bloomhill provides leading edge psychosocial care and services include such things as counselling and arts therapy for adults and children and group support for patients, carers and children.  

Ph: (07) 5445 5794    

Location: 58 Ballinger Road, Buderim  Q.  4556


Cancer Council Queensland Counselling

Cancer Council Queensland Counselling Service is a free and confidential service available to Queenslanders (patients, family members and carers), either by telephone or face-to-face in some areas.  You can receive a referral to the service by calling the Helpline, which can also provide you with information about their other services and support groups. 

Ph: 13 11 20 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday) 




Centacare Counselling and Relationship Education Services aim to enhance the personal development and relationship skills of individuals, couples, children, young people and their families. Counselling offered includes relationship, family, child and personal. Domestic violence programs for individual, family and group.       

Ph: (07) 5479 4755                             F: (07) 5430 9309  
Location: 1/8 Denna Street, Maroochydore Q. 4558
Address: PO Box 5350, Maroochydore  BC 4558



Dedicated to helping you explore, uncover and achieve your ultimate potential through facilitated workshops, development programs and events. Their speciality is mastering the art of bouncing back a.k.a. bouncebackability. Increase your emotional resilience to adversity and feel empowered to act and change your life NOW.

P: 0408 736 994           F:(07) 5452 6896   


Chenrezig Institute

Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice. The Institute provides integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others. Chenrezig offers a broad programme from secular mindfulness and ethics through beginner Buddhist topics through to university-level Buddhist philosophy. Drop-in teachings and meditations are scheduled throughout the week and course, workshops and retreats on weekends.

Ph: (07) 5453 2108                                    E:

Location: 33 Johnsons Road, Eudlo


Curious Kids Can

One to one personal mentoring service dedicated to nurturing and strengthening students' emotional intelligence so they can become confident 
and competent lifelong learners.
Parent/s only consultations also available.  Invest in your child's emotional intelligence.
Ph:  Reception - 0437 658 831                   E:
Location: Eudlo

DCT Solutions

DCT Solutions has over 15 years experience working with organisations and individuals to optimise their business results by building their people capability.  We believe that great leadership one of the foundations to a success business. We also believe that everyone is born leader; just some people havent unleashed their potential yet. 

Our Discover the Leader in Me - five step program is perfect for anyone who wants to:

Find what is working and discover hidden resources

Use existing strengths and visualise future perfect

Take action to achieve their potential

Discover your own leadership balance

Ph: 0488 955 885                                        E:


Empowering Jewellery - Rings with Meaning

Sterling silver rings engraved with positive affirmations.  Wear your ring daily to remind you 

to stay Empowering!  Motivate yourself, stay focused on a goal or find your inner strength.  

Visit the Facebook page to view the online store.

Ph: (07) 0401 009 384


Family Challenge

Clinical psychology services for children, adolescents and families.  Individual assessment and diagnosis; early intervention and prevention; evidence-based treatment; workshops and professional training; community seminars; international aid.     

Ph: (07) 5478 0202        F: (07) 5478 0206            E:

Location: 19 Walan Street, Mooloolaba  Q.  4557
Address: PO Box 1268, Mooloolaba  Q.  4557


HeartMind Connections

Holistic counselling, healing and training.  HeartMind Connections offers a heart-centred approach to healing trauma, building emotional wellbeing and manifesting your potential. Integrating body psychotherapy, mindfulness, artistic therapies, Reiki, Acutonics sound healing, Australian Bush Flower Essences and Dru yoga, meditation and Dru Yoga Dance. Personal sessions and group training available, personal growth and practitioner levels.

For more information on courses, classes and workshops offered click here.

Ph: 0409 564 276                 E:     

Postal Address: PO Box 151, Maleny  Q. 4552


Growing Early Childhood

The team at Growing Early Childhood are committed to empowering both child and parent whilst continuing to celebrate families and attachment.  Programs include the "Building Resiliency" Workshops which are run by registered teachers and facilitators for 4-7, 7-12 and 12-16 year olds.  Click here for more info on the Workshops.  

Growing Early Childhood also provide training for those interested in becoming Facilitators of the 'Fun Friends' (4-7 year olds) and the 'Friends for Life' (7-12 year olds) Programs.           Click here for more info on the Facilitator Training.

Ph: 0414 674 674 (Donna)        


Life Bridge

Life Bridge is an organisation dedicated to assisting individuals to take charge of their future and to find their life's purpose.  

Life Bridge offers nationally accredited training offered in collaboration with Community Training Australia.  New classes start monthly and as an approved VET FEE HELP provider, there are no upfront costs.  Courses offered include the Diploma of Counselling, the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management), the Diploma in Youth Work, the Diploma of Community Services AOD & Mental Health and the Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling. The holistic health and weight management program called 'Embracing Me' addresses the mind/body/soul/emotional aspects of food, eating and creating a healthy lifestyle.

Ph: (07) 5451 0555                 

Location: 2/131 Sugar Road, Maroochydore



Lifeline provides counselling, information and referral for people with mental health problems and to friends, relatives and others who want to know how to help.    

Ph: (07) 5409 2600 or 13 11 14

Location: 37 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore  Q. 4558


Marie Walton - Art Therapist

Marie is an accredited transpersonal art therapist who works one-on-one with children and adults and has facilitated workshops and support groups eg Gold Coast (Art of Healing, Speaking with Stones, Healing Depression with Art; the Mind, Body and Soul Festival  (Speaking with Stones); Womenspace in Brisbane (Discovering your Authentic Self with Art ) and at the LILI Personal Empowerment Centre in NSW (Speaking with Stones).

Qualifications: BA, Dip. TP Art Ther., Cert. NLP, Cert. Timeline Ther, Cert. Sandplay & Symbolwork, Grief & Loss Counselling) (Member of SNTR, INTO) 

For enquiries please phone Marie on (07) 5309 6157 or email:                  

Queensland Youth Industry Links Inc.

A not-for-profit community organisation committed to assist all young people aged 13 to 19 years to gain the skills, experience and professional guidance to help them to achieve a successful transition through school, and from school to further education, training and employment. QYIL partners with industry and employer groups, schools, community organisations, parents, young people, youth service providers, other government organizations and professional career advisers to deliver their programs.

Ph: (07) 5443 4322                                  F: (07) 5451 1533

Address: Level 1, Paradise Centre, Cnr Lutana and Burns Street, Buddina


Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.  They offer services that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.  

Ph: 1300 364 277



Richards Consulting

Richards Consulting provides professional knowledge and skills relevant to the problems  faced in business.  Rod Richards is a specialist in developing new business projects and his background and experience include thirteen years of business consulting and business   mentoring. Click here for more information.

Ph:   0408 750 502                                  E:




Suncare Community Services Inc. provide care, support, information and referral services      to elderly and disabled people of all ages and their carers, such as their mental health and carer counselling programs.

Ph:   (07) 5409 5900 (8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Mon to Fri)      E:

Location: 26 Memorial Avenue, Cotton Tree


Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership (SCYP)

SCYP is designed to maximise the potential of young people on the Sunshine Coast  and the capacity of organisations to support them. The SCYP focuses on partnering with community services, business, Government, schools and the general community to facilitate Capacity Development of a comprehensive and cooperative community based approach to support  young people in all areas of community life, learning, development, employment, culture and recreation.  Click here to see the broad range of programs SCYP delivers.

Ph:   (07) 5479 0070     E:

Location: 6/131 Sugar Road, Alexandra Headland



thedesk aims to support Australian tertiary students to achieve mental and physical health & wellbeing.  Being a student can be a challenging time and providing resources online means that more people will be able to get help to improve their wellbeing and be able to study more effectively. thedesk offers free access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice.


United Synergies

United Synergies provides services to families, and in particular young people, to assist them in achieving their full potential.  Their programs and services are available to young people and their families on the Sunshine Coast and include youth support programs, mentoring programs, educational support, work experience programs, pre-employment and training services, counselling and referral services.

Ph: (07) 5442 4277              E:       

Location: 12-14 Ernest Street, Tewantin
W: Click  here for website

Vanessa Bushell, Psychologist

Owner of Conscious Solutions, Vanessa offers holistic counselling, personal development workshops and wellbeing products. With over 15 years experience as a Psychologist, she works with individuals, teenagers and couples. Vanessa creates a safe, non-judgemental  space which supports and guides people to empower themselves through meaning, purpose and connection. Therapeutic modalities include: Cognitive behavioural therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Systemic therapies, and Mindfulness. 

Ph: 0424 507 101                                           E:

Location : 1st Floor, Suite 7/1794 David Low Way, Coolum Beach


Wealth Beyond Freedom - Award Winning Success Education

Wealth Beyond Freedom offers personal leadership development training, success education and entrepreneurial mindset coaching for professionals who are seeking an opportunity to create or enhance a successful global business opportunity for themselves and a lifestyle choice.  Offering a University accredited Masters Certificate in Personal Leadership Development.  For information on this and other courses offered click here

Ph: (07) 3040 1144   M: 0412 244 835       E:

Postal Address: PO Box 4037, Caloundra DC  Q. 4551

Yin Health

Yin Health is an integrative health centre specialising in women and families where Eastern and Western Medicine meet - it is the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast.  Services currently include Child Health Nurse, Doula, beauty & waxing treatments, Chinese medicine & acupuncture, Chiropractic, corporate services, creche, Health Coach, holistic therapies, massage, Mental Health Social Worker, Naturopathy, Podiatry and Psychology.  There are also personalised yoga, pilates and dance classes per week, various courses and workshops, community support groups and a retail online store with health and wellness products.

Ph: (07) 5438 8387         F: (07) 5438 8833              E:

Address: Suite 1B, Ground Floor, The Edge East, 10 Lake Kawana Boulevard, Birtinya Q. 4575

Yoga & Crystal Awareness Training Centre

Multi-discipline Yoga and Healing Centre specialising in Yoga for children and adults on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  Crystal light healing workshops and healings.  Kids healing workshops, Hypnotherapy, NLP, KaHuna Massage.

Ph: 0433 945 826                                                E:

Location: 66 Phillips Road, Dulong  Q.  4560


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