Counselling Psychologist (Co-Director)
Dave is a Counselling Psychologist with over 30 years of experience and is one of the directors of Misso Psychology & Consulting. Prior to commencing private practice in 2004, Dave managed one of Australia’s largest counselling agencies and occupied key advisory positions for Australian state and federal governments, including membership on the Queensland Domestic Violence Council. Dave incorporates systems theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, sensorimotor approaches and modern consciousness research in his therapeutic practice, training and supervision. As a business consultant, Dave has worked with a wide range of industries in facilitating organizational strategic planning, leadership development and coaching with executive, senior and middle-level managers.
Dave is a board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and a clinical supervisor for the Australian Government’s Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services. He is currently the chair for the Australian Psychological Society College of Counselling Psychology (Qld) and is conducting postgraduate research at QUT investigating individual functioning in male perpetrators of domestic violence.
Donna is a workshop facilitator and has worked in the Human Services field for over 25 years. Prior to establishing Misso Psychology & Consulting, Donna was involved in community services management in organisations that delivered counselling, education and training programs for individuals, couples, and families. Her work in project management was instrumental in developing systems to help strengthen service delivery in these organisations. Donna’s skills in this area were also utilised by the State and Federal governments to assist in implementing Quality Assurance Systems for government-funded community-based organisations.
Donna is a Co-Director of Misso Psychology & Consulting and conducts workshops that utilise sensorimotor and mindfulness-based approaches in working with people who have been affected by trauma. She has worked with these approaches extensively in Australia, USA, and Europe. She has a Bachelor of Human Services majoring in Child and Families, qualifications in counselling, and a Diploma of Community Services Management.