My name is Tim Coates, and I’m a licensed counselor based in Brisbane. My journey to becoming a counselor was long and winding. I have been involved in software development since the 1990s, but after facing my own mental health struggles, I decided to pursue counseling as a way to help others avoid the same challenges.
As someone who has both undergone therapy and has my own lived/living experience, I understand how challenging it can be to seek help. That’s why I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all my clients, grounded in empathy, respect for others, equality, honesty, and humility.
In addition to my counseling qualifications, I also hold degrees in computing, business computing, and theology. I am certified in First Aid and hold a Blue Card. While my personal beliefs are rooted in Christianity, I understand that everyone has their own beliefs, and I do not bring my personal beliefs into the counseling room.
When I’m not working with clients, you might find me watching AFL, playing games, listening to music, reading, or cooking. These activities allow me to unwind and recharge after a long day so that I can be fully present for my clients.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to connecting with you.
Feeling curious about my style and what it is like to work with me? Feel free to give me a call at 0476 407 437 for a free phone consultation. I’d love to learn about what you’re going through and how I can help.
Take care, Tim