My name is David
Buchanan and I'm a counsellor living in Brisbane, Australia.
The purpose of this page
is to advertise myself and my private practice on the Internet.
Take a moment to read
about me and the counselling service I offer.
In 1981 I became the
Co-ordinator and principal counsellor of a large family crisis
centre in Sydney. Families with many complex and diverse problems
accessed this service on a daily basis.
When I moved to the Gold
Coast in 1984 I continued developing my counselling skills with
families and individuals alike. I worked with people in
depression, those facing crises or experiencing trauma. Many of
the families I worked with were facing dysfunction or
deteriorating family relationships.
I was invited to move to
Brisbane in 1987 and counselling became a major part of my
vocation. I worked for an organisation that allowed me the
freedom to pursue my passion for counselling, and with the
support of the agency I conceived of and initiated a counselling
and education centre for people wanting positive change in their
1999 saw my private
practice open for people around Brisbane.
In 1980 I graduated
after studying counselling extensively. Charles Sturt University
accepted me as a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts in psychology
in 1982. When I moved to Brisbane I commenced study for the
Graduate Diploma in Social Science and upon completion continued
my studies to the level of
Master of Social Science
In addition to formal
academic qualifications, I have attended many workshops and
seminars focusing on counsellor preparation. I trained at the
Brisbane Education Centre and qualified in facilitating parent
education training courses - allowing me to facilitate a joint
Commonwealth and State Government Parent Matters II training
My experience and
academic training has allowed me the privilege of teaching in
tertiary education institutions. The Queensland University of
Technology employed me as Tutor teaching undergraduate social
science students the basics of counselling skills. I taught two
classes of 35 students, with all students passing the unit.
The Australian College
of Applied Psychology invited me to join their teaching staff in
1999. Through this college I am able to share with other mature
people theories and skills necessary for competent counselling.
I am a full member of
the Counselling Association of Australia Inc. This is a
nationally registered counselling organisation for counsellors
with formal qualifications and experience.
My counselling service
is client focused. Only the issues you want addressed
are dealt with.
Full confidentiality is
We are all unique and your uniqueness will be
respected and upheld.
I do not judge others or persuade them to
think or act in a manner uncomfortable in any way.
My focus is not on telling you what to do but
asisting you on your journey to achieving what you want in life.
My motto is:
to chaos and peace over troubled waters"
If you, or a friend, are seeking counselling
please email me.