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Our Areas of Practice
Logotherapists come from a range of different backgrounds. Many are practising as psychotherapists, psychologists or counsellors. Others offer a logotherapy perspective to a wide range of professional activities. As you search for your logotherapy contact first look at their professional background.
You may wish to seek out a Logotherapist who practices professionally in a particular area (e.g. accountancy, palliative care, medicine, relationship counselling). All of our listed practitioners are Logotherapy graduates from courses recognised by the Viktor Frankl Institute Australia.
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In the section just click on the city and Find a Logotherapist near you. Some Logotherapists offer online services so so long as you have access to a computer you will be able to locate a Logotherapist.
Paul is a Family and relationship Counsellor with Anglicare SQ. He is a Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna), a Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (USA), an Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University and an adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland.
He is a registered counsellor with PACFA (Psychotherapists and Counsellors federation of Australia). Prior to his current roles he has worked for over 30 years in education as a high school teacher, Principal and system administrator.
Motoko Shimokawa has practised as a family and relationships counsellor with Anglicare South Queensland. Her background includes work with Social work both in Japan and Australia , telephone Crisis Support and over twenty-five years as a high school teacher, pastoral carer and counsellor in various states and territories. Her teaching experience includes assisting special needs students both in the learning support unit and in mainstream classes.
She is a qualified interpreter and translator (English/Japanese) and a registered counsellor with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). She holds registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
For twenty years I have been involved in the training of marriage and funeral celebrants. In my own role as a funeral celebrant I became aware that people were not well versed in how to express grief emotions. Over that time, I have studied extensively in grief and bereavement. When studying my course in Clinical Pastoral Education I was introduced to Logotherapy. I found it one of the most significant qualifications that I have completed. My pastoral care as a humanist in hospital and home settings has surrounded around supporting dying people and their families with end of life conversations and existential conversations.
Recently I launched my new endeavour in End of Life Planning training. End of Life Planning is about providing emotional, spiritual, and physical comfort to a dying person and their families and friends. The philosophy of End of Life Planning views death as a normal spiritual and physiological process each person undertakes. My belief is this natural end of life process should be holistic.
I am interested in death education in the community and have hosted Death Cafes and lectures on bringing the topic of death back into normal conversation. What fascinates most is the storytelling of a person’s life and the reflection of what meaning it had for them, and for others. I feel my eclectic qualifications really came together when I studied Logotherapy, it also lifted my own spiritual reflection on the meaning of my own life.
Professional Memberships: Association for Death Education and Counselling
I work from a paradigm of maximising individual meaning, growth, change and empowerment. It is my view that optimising authenticity and attunement, facilitates more effective communication and connection with oneself, as well as with engaging in relationships with others.
My personal and professional experiences in various organisational and private practice settings have shaped my practice into rich, warm and respectful warm encounters. A passion for learning through formal study and reflection on everyday life gives me a deep interest in people, philosophy, history and spirituality grounded in both the natural world and the complexities of contemporary living.
I place high value on individual uniqueness alongside the commonalities we share as humans, the different world-views that influence our choices and the importance of exploring what brings your life its own special meaning. Learning and growth is not always comfortable but I think we all know that in one way or another.
I offer supervision face-to-face, by phone and online. My counselling practice is currently by phone and online, with face-to-face options by arrangement.