About – Counselling at Warm Pathways

Welcome to Warm Pathways Counselling, a counselling service based in Brisbane. Our mission is to empower individuals with the tools for resilience and healthier relationships, fostering connection and belonging in a world where loneliness is prevalent. Our vision is to create a world where individuals feel empowered, connected, and resilient in the face of life’s challenges.

Our Story 

Warm Pathways Counselling was founded by Tim, a licensed counsellor with a background in IT. After experiencing his own struggles with loneliness and other challenges, Tim discovered the transformative power of mindfulness and decided to pursue a career in counselling. He now brings his passion and expertise to his clients, helping them navigate life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.

The Face behind Warm Pathways 

Tim is the owner and licensed counsellor at Warm Pathways Counselling. He is dedicated to creating a warm and supportive environment for his clients, and believes in the power of mindfulness and connection to foster resilience and well-being.


We offer a range of services to support our clients’ mental health and well-being, including:

  • Individual counselling: one-on-one sessions with a licensed counsellor to work through personal challenges and promote self-awareness and growth.
  • Couples counselling: sessions designed to help couples improve communication, build trust, and deepen their connection.
  • Group therapy: an opportunity to connect with others who are facing similar challenges and work towards common goals in a supportive environment.
  • Grief and loss counselling: support for individuals and families coping with the loss of a loved one or other significant life changes.
  • Stress management counselling: tools and strategies to manage stress and promote relaxation and well-being.
  • Anxiety counselling: support for individuals experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, and other anxiety-related challenges.
  • Depression counselling: support for individuals experiencing depression, including exploring underlying causes and developing coping strategies.
  • LGBT counselling: support for individuals who identify as part of the LGBT+ community, including exploring identity, relationships, and other challenges.
  • Narrative therapy: a collaborative approach to counselling that emphasizes the power of storytelling and personal narrative to promote healing and growth.
  • Mindfulness-based therapy: a therapeutic approach that emphasizes present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance to promote well-being and resilience.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): a therapeutic approach that uses mindfulness and values-based action to help clients overcome challenges and live a more meaningful life.

About Tim

Hello, my name is Tim Coates and I am a licensed counsellor living in Brisbane. I have been involved in software development since the 1990s, but have since moved into counselling to reduce the stigma around mental health and to help others avoid the struggles I faced. I am a parish administrator part-time, and also hold qualifications in computing, counselling, business computing, and theology. In addition, I am certified in First Aid and have a Blue card.

My values and beliefs are grounded in empathy, respect for others, equality, honesty, and humility. I believe that everyone should be treated with kindness and compassion, and I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all of my clients. While I am a Christian, I understand that everyone has their own beliefs, and I do not bring my personal beliefs into the counselling room.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching AFL, playing games, listening to music, reading, and cooking. These activities allow me to unwind and recharge after a long day.

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.




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