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John Flanagan

Master of Gestalt Therapy

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Certified Gottman Couples Therapist

Advanced Clinical Trainer and Consultant

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Since completing his Bachelor of Social Work in 1988 and later a Masters in Gestalt Therapy, John has had an extensive history in direct service delivery with couples, families and young people.

John was the first Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, Advanced Clinical Trainer and Consultant. This means that John has completed all levels of training and mentoring available through the Gottman Institute in Seattle, USA and can now provide training to other therapists in this modality as well as provide couples with world-class couple workshop experiences. He is one of only 28 therapists in the world to hold this standing. John is a certified presenter for all levels of Gottman therapist training and the The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop. He has completed his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has delivered a broad range of training both accredited and non-accredited. 


John is trained to provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a range of therapeutic approaches including:


·     Gottman Relationship Therapy  -  see here for more details

·     Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples

·     Cognitive Processing Therapy

·     Motivational Interviewing

·     Gestalt Therapy

·     Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Over the last 20 years, John has provided a range of psycho-educational group programs to Australian veterans and their families in areas such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and resilience. He has  provided training to therapists and human service organisations in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, USA and New Zealand.

Contact Information:  Please direct all enquiries to Kylie-Jo Elliott
P: 07 5576 2633

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