Doug Burke

//Doug Burke

Doug Burke

Doug is an accredited mental health social worker and counsellor with over 30 years clinical experience in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety and their impacts on relationships. As Director of Therafit Pty Ltd, Doug has been working in his private practice since 2001.  Previously he worked as a counsellor with Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service for nearly 20 years, and in part-time private practice for about 20 years (as a social worker, group facilitator, supervisor, mentor, presenter and consultant).

Doug Burke

Doug works with individuals, couples, groups and organisations.

Doug is also:

  • A skilled group facilitator
  • An experienced professional supervisor, mentor and coach
  • A dynamic presenter
  • A skilled educator and trainer

Doug works with individuals, couples and families on issues such as trauma, post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, institutional abuse, relationships, stress, critical incidents, personal direction and motivation, alcohol and drugs, self-esteem, anger management, and loss and grief.

As an experienced group facilitator, Doug has developed a range of therapeutic and psycho-social group programs.

He can tailor programs or facilitate existing programs for organisations.

Doug has expertise in facilitating groups of women, men, couples and mixed gender.

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Bardon Counselling and Natural Therapies Centre
151 Boundary Road
Bardon Qld 4065

Contact details

Phone 0419 963 142 for an appointment.


[/tab] [tab]Doug has expertise in facilitating:

  • Trauma: Survival not Pathology
  • Managing Depression
  • Couple Lifestyle groups
  • Stress Management
  • Anger management
  • Alcohol Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Sleep Improvement
  • Defusing and debriefing
  • Resilience
  • Wellness
  • Fit2Beat Depression© program

Doug has an excellent reputation as an educator and trainer and receives positive feedback on his dynamic presentations.  Doug can

  • develop new programs
  • tailor his programs to client needs, and
  • facilitate existing programs for organisations.

Topics include:

  • Trauma: Survival not Pathology
  • Managing Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger management
  • Alcohol Management
  • Sleep Improvement

Doug has specialist knowledge and expertise in working with trauma and mental health issues, in counselling and group contexts.  He has expertise in working with war veterans and military personnel and their family members.

He has expertise in developing and facilitating groups, in providing professional supervision, mentoring and coaching and in delivering presentations for corporate clients.[/tab] [tab]Accredited mental health social worker with over 30 years experience.

Doug is skilled in a range of evidence-based therapies, including individual and relationship counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, critical incident stress management, and grief and loss counselling.

Doug’s approach is client-centred, strengths-based, solution-focussed, and holistic.

He addresses the mind/body unity aspects of his clients.[/tab] [tab]Doug is a member of the

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Australasian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ATSS)
  • Australasian Military Medicine Association (AMMA)

He is also the Convenor of the Australian Association of Social Workers’ (AASW) Private Practitioners’ Practice Group in Queensland.[/tab] [tab]Referrals Content goes here[/tab] [tab]Billing Content goes here[/tab] [/tabcontent] [/tabs]


I struggled for years. Why hasn’t someone given me these helpful strategies and ideas before? They have changed my life. Thanks Doug” – Janet

Since I have been seeing you, Doug, my GP says he has seen more positive changes in me than in the last 10 years.” – Jim

It was all very practical and very helpful. You were informative, flexible, and generous with your experience and wisdom”- Aisha

Good lecturer knows his subject” – Lex

Thank God for people like Doug Burke who tell it in plain terms” – Lucy

Intelligent, teachable, safe, informative, relaxing, humorous, welcoming” – Gerry

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