Trish Purnell-Webb

MPsych(Clin) B(Psych)(Hons) MAPS FCCP CGT

Clinical Psychologist

Certified Gottman Couples Therapist

Master Trainer and Consultant

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Please note:  Trish is only  offering online consultations for the foreseeable future

by appointment  only

To hear Trish being interviewed about her practice listen to this podcast


Trish is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years experience working with people from all walks of life.  Trish was the first Certified Gottman Marital Therapist in Australia and along with John Flanagan, are still the only Australians to hold the title of Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainers and Consultants.  This means that Trish 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 couples therapy and workshop experiences. She is one of only 26 therapists in the world to hold this standing. Trish is also a certified presenter for The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop.

Along with Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Trish has completed training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and a range of evidenced based psychotherapeutic approaches for treating individual mental health concerns including:


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trauma

  • Cognitive Behavioural Mindfulness based Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (for treatment of PTSD)

  • Existential Psychotherapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

Trish is available by appointment only from 7am to 6pm Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  Appointments are generally 60 minutes in duration, however Trish also offers Marathon Therapy.  Marathon therapy is an intensive approach to couples therapy which involves a couple attending therapy for 2 consecutive days running from 8.30am to 5pm.  The intensive nature of the approach results in major transformational change that occurs rapidly. Contact us for more information about this very successful approach.

If you are located in an approved Telehealth location, appointments are available via the internet using a secure web conferencing platform that meets the privacy and security requirements for medical use.  This means you can access Trish's services no matter where you are located. Trish is also a Partner in Relationship Institute Australasia, an organisation that focuses on providing world class therapist training, couples therapy and couples workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.  For more information about these service please visit www.relationshipinstitute.com.au .  

Trish accepts Mental Health Care Plans, Private Health Fund Referrals, WorkCover, DVA and self referrals.  Fees are paid at time of service and we accept Visa, Mastercard & EFTPOS.  Internet consultations can be paid for via secure online payment. 

Contact Information:
E: trish@burleighheadspsychology.com.au
P: +61 7 5576 2633
M: +61 414 655 986