Timothy Southwell

Timothy Southwell
Social Worker, Relationships and Couples Therapist


  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Masters of Social Work 
  • Gottman Institute Level 2 Trained Couples Therapist

Main Areas of Interest:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Mood & Depression
  • Identity & Self-esteem
  • Transition & Adjustment
  • Career Challenges

     Tim works with teenagers, adults, women, men and couples.


    Tim has had an interesting career starting out in environmental management working in the mining industry. He found his passion for helping others and moved across into corporate psychology after receiving a Graduate Diploma in Counselling in 2016 (Australian College of Applied Psychology) and a Masters of Social Work at Griffith University in 2018.

    Tim has experience across the not-for-profit alcohol and drug sector, QLD Mental Health Service, corporate and organisational psychology and in the private practice sector.

    Tim has corporate experience with workplace issues, bullying, Employee Assistance Programs, executive coaching and mentoring. Tim is Gottman institute trained in couples counselling and works well with men’s issues, women’s issues, and teenagers.

    One of Tim’s key areas of professional interest is relationship counselling. “Tim’s approach to couples counselling is a unique blend of Gottman Methodology and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. This means that Tim draws from Dr John and Julie Gottman’s extensive evidence base and practical therapeutic tools using an attachment theory and psychodynamic lens. Early life experiences, past relationships and personality are explored to assist in therapy all done with empathy, compassion and pragmatism”. 



    Approach to Therapy


    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Interpersonal
    • Mindfulness
    • Psychoeducation
    • Psychotherapy
    • Psychodynamic
    • Solution-Focused Therapy  
    • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)


    Full list of services provided

    • Adult
    • Adolescents
    • Anxiety
    • Affective Disorders
    • Anger Management
    • Affective Disorders
    • Addictions
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spirituality
    • Suicide 
    • Work Related Issues
    • Workplace Issues
      • Anxiety and Phobias
      • Bullying
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Couples Therapy
      • Depression
      • Grief and Loss
      • Gambling Addiction
      • LGBTI
      • Impulsive Behaviours
      • Life Coaching
      • Workplace Bullying
      • Executive Coaching
      • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
      • Men’s Issues
      • Panic Attacks
      • Parenting
      • Personal Development
      • Personality Disorders
      • Personality Assessments
      • Psychotherapy
      • Rehabilitation
      • School Issues
      • Religious Issues

      Timothy Southwell has appointments available at Nundah