My name is Ian Waugh.  I am a gestalt trained psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years’ experience offering support across a range of concerns. I hold a Masters in Gestalt Therapy and clinical registration through the Australian Counselling Association.

Through my extensive experience and training I have developed a relational approach, with an emphasis on genuine relating, enabling me to assist people to resolve their life crises, relationship problems, emotional and mental health difficulties and addiction concerns.

Please browse my website for services, offerings and how I can best assist you.

Or you can contact me directly on 0413653396.   

My Practice

Is influenced by relational gestalt therapy, contemporary spirituality and holistic evidence based practices.

Is embedded in the here and now and honours the practice of genuine relating, promotes emotional freedom, relational engagement, improved mental health, and ultimately a healthy satisfying well-lived life.

My Aims

To create an atmosphere where the healing potential of genuine relating can grow and flourish.

To foster a relational attitude that values personal uniqueness, deep connection and belonging.


Couples Therapy

Personal Therapy

Addiction Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a relational approach to psychotherapy and counselling. Emerging out of the psychoanalytic movement of the early 1950’s, Gestalt therapy has evolved to be now recognised as a sensitive and robust mainstream therapeutic approach, grounded in self - awareness, genuine relating and experiential learning promoting growth, healing and change.

Gestalt Therapy assists in resolving mental health and emotional difficulties that might present in your life as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Life Crises
  • Relationship Problems
  • Addiction Concerns

Genuine Relating

I coach couples and individuals in the Art of Genuine Relating.

Genuine relating explores the hidden ‘stuff’ we each bring to our relationships. It is this hidden stuff that affects the quality of our interactions, distorting our sense of connection and belonging. We are often unaware of what triggers us into negative interactions, and feeling hurt, rejected or frustrated by things others might unknowingly do or say. Likewise, others may be easily offended by our comments or actions that were not intended to create harm our hurt.  

It is within these murky waters of relating that difficulties, heartache and longing arise. However, when our interactions are flowing optimally these murky waters clear, allowing genuine connection and a deeper sense of belonging to be present.




Through my lived experience I understand the human cost of addiction and what it takes to create a sustainable recovery practice. Personally, I have successfully moved through the addiction process, the journey of recovery and beyond.

As a recovery therapist, coach and activist my focus is on supporting individuals, couples and families to move beyond addiction and to build sustainable recovery support networks.

I offer:

  • Addiction Therapy
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Couples and Family Mentoring
  • Recovery Plans and Treatment options

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Contact Information

Ian Waugh
Gestalt Therapist and Counsellor

0413 653 396

Locations We Cover:

Banora Point - Tweed Coast

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