Connecting Your Meaning of Life
Suffering, doing it tough and not feeling ok is a part of our life.
The experience of suffering and feeling that life is overwhelming at times, is a part of being human. All suffering is tough, but not all suffering needs to be meaningless. Viktor Frankl speaks of a human’s underlying “defiant power”, that part of us, our true self and unchanging spirit, that motivates our ability to stand up and live a meaningful life in spite of our suffering.
We often feel like we are at the whim of the world around us, that we are a product of our past and moulded by those around us. We might find ourselves asking:
Perhaps it’s time to start living according to your own ‘defiant power’
The cost of our sessions is $100 for a 1-hour sessions. Some of our counsellors offer reduced fees for Australian residents with a health care card and those on a Centrelink benefit. Some practitioners also offer Health insurance rebates with Bupa, Medibank, and AHRG
Meet Our Logotherpists
Watch as we introduce Paul, Motoko and Doug. To go forward or back at any time use the dots below.
Paul McQuillan is a registered Counsellor (PACFA No. 21993 – Clinical) and a Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna), a Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (USA). He specialises in meaning of life issues, personal growth, relationships and cross-cultural issues. Paul offers two sessions for the price of one to clients with a Centrelink benefit or Healthcare card. Your second appointment will be free. A date will be negotiated for this at your first appointment. He has worked as a high school teacher, Principal and system administrator across four states and territories.
He is an Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland.
Motoko Shimokawa is a registered counsellor (PACFA No. 25394 – Clinical). She specialises in cross-cultural issues, personal growth, family and relationships. Her background includes social work both in Japan and Australia, Crisis Support and many years as a high school teacher, lecturer, pastoral carer and counsellor in various states and territories. Motoko offers two sessions for the price of one for clients with a Centrelink benefit or Healthcare card. Your second appointment will be free. A date will be negotiated for this at your first appointment She is a qualified interpreter and translator (English/Japanese).
With a strong background in addiction treatment, Douglas has worked for many years as a counsellor in roles addressing substance use disorders and disordered gambling. Douglas has a special interest in supporting clients with issues of addiction, grief, existential issues, and self-esteem.
Douglas currently resides in Far North Queensland, where he spends his spare time in appreciation of the natural world. Doug offers rebates for sessions via BUPA, Medibank and AHRG.
How to Book an Appointment
We offer online (via ZOOM) counselling appointments from our clinics in QLD. We serve clients worldwide. Booking times are listed for Brisbane Australia. Book a convenient time and check for time zone differences.
Please email us with any questions or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
To book an appointment follow the instructions below and use our online booking form. To find out more send us a message using the form at the bottom of the page or call Paul on 0408 740 749.
To complete our online booking form below.
Select the type of appointment – initial appointment or returning client
Select your counsellor.
I’m available on or after. In this section select the date you want your appointment. Then click the blue “Next” button and you will be taken through to select the time you want your appointment.
Appointment times your counsellor has available will display, just click the time you want you’ll be taken to the next section to complete your details.
Fill out all of your contact information then click Next to move onto the payment section.
Payments are processed via PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account you can pay using a Credit Card.