Tweed Coast counselling for individuals and couples
Supporting your emotional and relational wellbeing

Hi, I’m Ian Waugh, psychotherapist and Founder of Genuine Relating.

Genuine Relating is a unique, dynamic and interactive approach to personal and relationship counselling, enabling people to heal, grow and flourish and create healthy intimate relationships.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been privileged to meet and study with many gifted and insightful counselling teachers and therapists. They openly shared their experiences and cemented my love for my work, helping others achieve their best life too.

As an accomplished Gestalt therapist and counsellor, there’s nothing better than assisting my clients to understand their relational dynamics, from personal or relationship issues, through to managing their psychological health.

My end goal for each client is to empower them to do whatever it takes to move beyond their current life situation and into a well-lived life. A life you deserve to live.

Over the years, I’ve held clinical positions in a large therapeutic community, implemented therapeutic programs in indigenous treatment settings and consulted on program development and clinical protocols. I have presented workshops, seminars and provided training to organisations on subjects such as working with clients presenting with co-morbidity, trauma-informed practice and case management.

Academically, I’ve been awarded a Masters of Gestalt Therapy and Diploma of Human Services. I have taught Gestalt Therapy within a postgraduate program.

Want to find out more about my counselling or book a workshop?

Counselling is very personal so feel free to book a FREE 15-minute call to see if we connect as I listen to you and explain how Gestalt therapy works. Or if you’d like to book me to present at your next workshop or event, please contact me to discuss what I offer.
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