Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CBT Counseling Excellence

Experience transformative change with our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) counseling service. We will guide you through evidence-based techniques to reshape negative thought patterns, promoting emotional well-being. Take control, build resilience, and embrace a positive mindset on your journey to lasting change.

Happiness comes form The Between

When you understand our dual nature, you may see why happiness comes from the difference between our current reality and our perceived ideal self. It comes from the right relationships between yourself and others, yourself and your work, yourself and something larger.

In counseling, if you're seeking Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies, we'll work together to reshape negative thought patterns and develop practical tools for positive change. Through a collaborative process, we'll empower you with the skills to navigate challenges and foster a more positive and resilient mindset.

Terrigal Counselling - Wellbeing Check-Up

Wellbeing Check-Up

Our Wellbeing Check-up offers a relaxed and confidential single session, perfect for those seeking a casual chat to maintain their sense of wellbeing without any ongoing commitments.

Terrigal Counselling - Transformative Results

Transformative Results

Our comprehensive therapeutic program is crafted to deliver impactful outcomes. With tailored sessions and evidence-backed methodologies, we're dedicated to tackling problems head-on.

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Forge ahead towards a brighter future. Together, let's embark on this journey of transformation.

Terrigal Counselling at North Avoca Holistic Wellbeing


Welcome to your fortress, your domain, and your moment. Here, it's all about you — a confidential stronghold where you can delve deep into your thoughts, emotions, and feelings without reservation.

Terrigal Counselling at North Avoca Holistic Wellbeing


Your communication style steps into the spotlight. Counselling isn't about conforming; it's about celebrating your individuality. Feel free to express yourself openly, whether that means using words, reflections, or whatever feels most genuine to you.

Introductory Consultation

Take advantage of a free 15 minute phone chat before you jump in. We'll help you decide on the best starting point. Book now and we'll give you a callback.

The Details

Our Counselling Contract covers what to expect from our Counselling Service and Approach. It is important that you review this before commencing Counselling.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Our Approach

Our approach is grounded in empathy, compassion, and non-judgment. We understand that every man's story is distinct and deserving of the highest regard. Our aim is to establish a secure and supportive environment where you can openly share your thoughts and emotions. We specialise in Person-Centered Counselling, Gestalt, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT).

Personal & Confidential

In our one-on-one counselling sessions, we'll team up to tackle the hurdles you're up against, delve into the intricacies of your relationships, and boost your self-assurance. Our goal is to arm you with the skills and understanding to cultivate stronger bonds with your loved ones and embrace your genuine self with confidence and authenticity.

Guidance & Support

You don't need to travel this path solo. We're here to journey with you, providing unwavering support and guidance at each turn. Whether you're exploring individual counselling, couples therapy, or family intervention, we customise our services to fit your specific requirements. Counselling is your domain, your moment to shine.

Mental Check-Ups

Ever wondered about the benefits of scheduling regular check-ups for your mind?

Counselling Choice

What's the perfect choice for you, right here, right now?

Service Range

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Frequent Questions

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Our Location

North Avoca Holistic Wellbeing

North Avoca Holistic Wellbeing

Shop 2/21-23 North Avoca Parade, North Avoca NSW 2260

Your Counsellor | Gerard Dunning

Gerard Dunning

Gerard is dedicated to making complex psychological concepts accessible and relatable, especially for men seeking help. He takes a thoughtful and deep approach to exploring personal dynamics, often challenging conventional views to foster a deeper understanding. Gerard's discussions cover important topics like cultural norms, personal and professinal relationships, individual rights, and the impact of technology on our lives.

With a genuine curiosity about how personal identities fit within broader societal contexts, Gerard navigates through ethical considerations with a keen eye. He is particularly interested in how relationships and cultural beliefs shape societal attitudes, reflecting his commitment to understanding the benefits and ethical implications of new therapies in mental health and social cohesion.

Gerard's approach to psychotherapy is marked by a blend of intellectual curiosity and thoughtful inquiry, encouraging meaningful dialogue about personal challenges and innovative solutions. His goal is to help individuals navigate their unique paths with greater clarity and confidence.


Relationships are the cornerstone of our existence, molding our feeling of belonging and satisfaction. We understand the hurdles that can emerge in romantic partnerships, friendships, and extended family ties. Our goal is to assist you in nurturing robust communication habits, settling disputes, and rekindling the happiness and affection that initially brought you together.

Family Dynamics
Family Dynamics

Family lies at the core of our practice, and we champion the importance of nurturing and fortifying those ties. Whether you're in need of guidance to weather rough patches, tools to enrich communication and comprehension, or aspirations to foster a peaceful household, our compassionate approach is customised to suit your distinct requirements.

Youth Development
Youth Development

Childhood is a time of immense growth and development, and we are passionate about providing the necessary support for children to thrive. Whether your child is struggling with emotional challenges, facing transitions, or experiencing behavioural issues, our child-focused therapies provide a nurturing space for exploration, healing, and growth.

Gerard Dunning is an accredited member of the Australian Counselling Association. For any matters concerning Code of Ethics and Practice, contact The Australian Counselling Association, or download a copy of the code here.

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