"Finding Meaning in Life"

Address for Counselling

Lifechange Therapies
Canossa Specialist Centre, 160 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Oxley 4075. Contact Paul on: 0438 813 860

Connecting Your Meaning of Life

Suffering, doing it tough and not feeling ok is a part of our life. That does not mean we have lost Meaning in life. Just your Meaning of Life is clouded over by overwhelming thoughts and feelings.  However, your unchanged self (Spirit) is intact.  Victor Frankl speaks of this as your “defiant power.”
We may be moulded by so many factors and experiences of the past.  Now you are going to mould yourself by your defiant power. We offer a space for Connecting Meaning for those who are searching for Meaning in:
  • Relationship counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Wellness in Mental Health
  • Stage of life changing
  • Parenting Counselling (Stepfamilies, Blended families)

Meet Our Counsellors

Paul McQuillan PhD, Psy D.

Paul McQuillan Ph D, PsyD 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, M. Coun., M. Soc. Sc.(Coun)., G. Dip Ed., M.A.

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.

How to Book an Appointment

We offer online (via ZOOM) counselling appointments from our clinic in Oxley, Brisbane. Face to face appointments in Brisbane can be negotiated.  Please email us .

If you have a health care card or are on a Centrelink benefit we offer a 50% reduction in fees. 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.

Just complete our online booking form below.

Select Lifechange Therapies in the Category option.
If you have a Health Care Card or receive Centrelink Support then select Health Care Card as your service option. Please bring your Health Care Card with you for your first session.

Select your counsellor. Paul is available Monday and Wednesday. Motoko Shimokawa is available on Fridays.

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.


Contact Us

To know more about our courses, or to inquire about personal counselling visit these pages on our site or send an enquiry.

Have Questions

Pick up the phone and give us a call. If we are with a client or student leave a message and we will return the call. Call Paul on:

  • 0408 740 749
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