Dr Trish Quinlivan counsellor

Dr Trish Quinlivan

Personal history

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 the standard general practice setting and move into an area that was much closer to my heart.This was helping people heal from psychological stress,also teaching mindfulness and mind/body medicine. 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 what nurtured my passion to help people heal.
Over the years I have always addressed my own issues having therapy in earlier years and practicing meditation on and off since I was 18. These days during meditation and at other times I sit in enlightened states of being.A state that accesses the love that is at the core of all of us. This love is spreading through my life and I feel very at peace.I know how to guide you towards healing because I have healed myself. I have a lovely husband Dan who works as a school counsellor, two lovely boys Sam and Joe and a dog Molly.My family and friends are my most valuable teachers.


  • My current teacher is Isira a deeply enlightened being who lives in Sydney.
  • I am a student of A Course in Miracles.
  • 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.


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.
7 years working entirely in mental health, stress, mindfulness & spirituality.
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.
See Dr Trish Quinlivan Interview on relationships are complicated website