Dr Trish Quinlivan
I graduated as a doctor in 1991 and spent roughly 20 years working mainly as a General Practitioner.
In 2011 I developed quite severe insomnia while working as a GP. After much deliberation and many anxious moments I realized that the insomnia was my body’s way of letting me know that I needed to make a change. I knew it was time to leave general practice and move into an area that was much closer to my heart.This was helping people heal from psychological stress. It was the best move I have ever made. My insomnia recovered and I love what I do now.I grew up in a family where there was significant mental illness, this was probably what nurtured my passion. I have had my own therapy intermittently and practiced meditation on and off since I was 18. I believe it is very important as a therapist to be able to understand myself. I currently feel more at peace with my life than I have ever felt.Mindfulness or presence has been a huge part of that and I am very keen to share its value. I have a lovely husband Dan who works part time with me at living mindfully, two lovely boys Sam and Joe and a dog Molly.My family and friends are my most valuable teachers.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Western Australia 1991
- Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 1996
- Two years of Intensive psychotherapy training 2005 and 2006 Gestalt Institute of WA
- Mindfulness Training since 2012 Including Mindfulness Teacher Training, ongoing supervision as needed and ongoing retreats.
Three years in the hospital system including Fremantle Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.Including training in general medicine, general surgery, emergency, peadiatrics and womens health.I also worked in Palliative Care at Hollywood Hospital and at Family Planning WA.
18 years as a general practitioner always with an interest in psycological medicine.
5 years working entirely in mental health, stress and lifestyle issues.
Psychological symptoms like depression and anxiety are our bodies way of aiming to teach us. If we listen to our bodies and start to make changes we can heal. Even minor adjustments can make a significant difference. I would love to guide you, please feel free to contact me.
Mr Daniel Moylan
I have an understanding at a personal and professional level that stressful life issues can be very challenging. We can either give up or work through the challenge and grow as a person. Like all of us I have faced challenges from which I have learned a great deal.This has included being dyslexic, working in many different roles over the years and adapting to experiences faced in these roles.Also being a proud parent of two boys and being in a loving relationship with my wife for over 20 years has provided many valuable learning opportunities.I have found that it can be the hardest challenges that teach us the most.
My personal and working experience has fostered a passion for sharing and applying practical and realistic strategies that assist people in their challenges. Most particularly my passion is around parenting and young people.
- Bachelor of Arts majors psycology and politics 1987 Flinders University
- Postgraduate Bachelor of Social Work 1993 University of Western Australia
- Two years Intensive psychotherapy training Gestalt Institute of WA 1994, 1995
- Mindfulness training ongoing since 2011. This has included Mindful Parenting,Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Meditation Teacher Training with Eric Harrison and ongoing retreats and supervision.
I have completed extensive study in counselling and social work. Most importantly I have applied the theory in the real world. My work in schools, a parent support center, hospitals, residential care, corporate sectors and as a stay at home parent over the last 30 years has led to clear understanding of realistic and practical skills and strategies that will be supportive for you and your child.
I also have extensive experience developing and delivering staff training and workshops, in the areas of parenting, managing stress, mindfulness, meditation, managing children’s behavior and personal development. Please see the Staff Training and Workshops section for more details.