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Dr George Burkitt

BDScHons(Qld) FRACDS MMedSci(Nottm) MBBChir(Camb) FRACGP FASPsychMed

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Emotional intelligence and personal growth create happier individuals, more fulfilling relationships, more committed teams and more vibrant, productive and successful companies and organisations.

Psychological medicine practice devoted to counselling and psychotherapy for men, teenage boys and their families – located in Woolgoolga (NSW mid-north coast)

For the past 20 years, I have been a special interest GP providing a service devoted exclusively to counselling and psychotherapy for men, teenage boys and their families. Most patients initially come alone although at times I see couples, larger family groups and parents (including single mothers) of troubled teenage boys and young men who themselves are unwilling to attend. As a GP, I can write Mental Health Plans if required and am also accredited to undertake focussed psychological strategy sessions as for psychologists.

Common presenting issues include:

  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • Relationship difficulties or breakdown
  • Parenting issues (e.g. teenage boys in a single parent or blended family)
  • Emotional and sexual abuse
  • Psychosexual problems, confusion about sexual orientation
  • Anger and domestic violence
  • Poor self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Drug and alcohol dependence

A mental health plan and/or written referral from a GP is welcome but not essential. Some patients are referred by word of mouth or via other agencies e.g. Mental Health Service, Centrelink, Community Corrections. Patients with Health Care Cards are bulk billed. For others, the gap payment is less than $40. Psychotropic medication and all physical health issues are referred back to the patient’s own regular GP. Potential patients should call 0429 335 907. I will personally introduce myself, explain the nature of my work and discuss making the initial appointment.

Group and corporate services

  • Facilitation of emotionally intelligent cultural change in male-dominated organisations
  • Professional and personal development workshops
  • Mentoring and peer support programmes
  • Corporate programmes to enhance vision and mission, engage everyone in leadership and management, develop ethical and sustainable business strategies.

An exciting experiential approach that engages people powerfully, responsibly and compassionately, acknowledging and understanding the strengths and vulnerabilities of male psychology and behaviours – specifically tailored for individual and corporate needs.

Dr George Burkitt
Men’s Health and Wellbeing Specialist
BDScHons(Qld) FRACDS MMedSci(Nottm) MBBChir(Camb) FRACGP FASPsychMed