We support people through difficult

and worrying times to help them heal.

Problems only get solved when you stop ignoring them.

Sometimes we can be going through a hard time, but for whatever reason, we don’t get help. This can result in the pain in your life lasting longer, or worse, it builds up and up until one day we gets to a point where we realise-we really need to get some help.

Problems and troubles are like germs. They come into our life and unless we have strategies to protect ourselves or deal with them should they make their way into our body, we can end up unwell. If we don’t go see a doctor, what may start out as a mild cold, if left untreated could turn into pneumonia. Our emotional wellbeing is much the same. We all have different immune systems and some of us are more susceptible to illness, it’s the same with our emotional wellbeing. You’d never hesitate to take yourself or your child to a doctor if you were unwell - seeing a therapist to help you emotionally should be viewed the same way.

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You don’t have to struggle in silence. 

We have a range of options to support your needs.

Children’s Therapy

We support children & young adults through difficult & worrying times to help them heal. During childhood there is rapid and intense change in a child’s life and growing up can be difficult. For some children it is relatively easy and smooth, and even exciting during their transitions to adulthood. For others the transition is overwhelming and wrought with challenges. If your child is facing some challenges, then your child may need some specialist age-appropriate counselling to help them overcome, develop skills, resilience, and confidence.

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Adult’s Therapy

We’ll support you during life’s tough times. No one likes to be in emotional pain and feel like they are alone without support. At Innate Therapies we have specialist counsellors that are highly experienced in supporting people through life’s tough times.  Counselling is a personal opportunity for you to receive the support you need. Our team are here to support you every step of the way. We will guide you towards a more balanced, happy and fulfilling life through individual or couples/relationship counselling. Problems only get solved when you stop ignoring them.

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Relationship & Family Therapy

We support adults, couples, parents, families and carers during life’s tough times. Every relationship is unique and will have many wonderful aspects and often some complex challenges also. We support families through difficult & worrying times to help them heal whether that be from a traumatic event, separation, mental health issues, death of a family member and much more. Family therapy can help to identify problems that are impacting each individual family member. Through therapy, we can assist the family to move forward and form stronger relationships.

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Supervision for Counsellors

We support counsellors to help them grow. Supervision is a session where a Counsellor meets with a supervisor who is trained and qualified to mentor, support, and guide a Counsellor with their counselling skills and practice. Counselling can have its challenges, such as burnout, projection, transference, and blurring of professional boundaries. A supervisor is trained to assist the Counsellor to avoid these things from occurring. Through supervision a Counsellor has the opportunity to gain a balanced insight into their own personal skills and learn new tools to better assist their clients.

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Attachment & Trauma Therapy

At Innate Therapies we have specialist therapists who work with children and adults who require attachment and trauma therapy. Your first relationships impact how your sense of self develops, and how you see relationships working. People who have been exposed to abuse, abandonment, and neglect in their early years of life often have an inability to form healthy interpersonal relationships. These traumas can have subtle yet long-lasting effects on a person’s emotional health. Secure attachment teaches your nervous system how to regulate.

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Critical Incident Support

Critical incidents happen. This could be a workplace or school accident, injury or death of a co-worker, injury or death of a client or student, violent incident at work, robbery or another traumatic event. When an accident or incident has happens in the workplace, education facility or in the community, and the staff, students or others have been impacted and need debriefing, a therapist goes in and supports those who have witnessed or been impacted by the incident. Innate Therapies have trainer therapists who help in these emotionally charged and challenging situations.

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Workshops & Courses

We create amazing programs that improve the emotional wellbeing of our participants. Being a well-rounded and resilient human being that is content with one’s life, is a journey of lifelong learning. If you aren’t taught effective ways to deal with life’s ups and downs, that can lead to many negative feelings and can impact your self-confidence, create habits or emotional responses that have a negative impact on yourself and those around you and so much more. That is why at Innate Therapies we believe in educating children and adults through our amazing programs.

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When we experience trauma, or are going through a tough time, therapy and early intervention is so important no matter your age.

If you or someone you care about doesn’t want to talk to someone about their problems, we have a range of therapies to suit. If you do want to talk to a therapist, we have a range of therapies, tools and resources. These will help you process and move through the difficult times and return to a balanced and happy life.

Life is precious.
People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. They're able to cope with life's challenges. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to manage them. Everyone deserves to feel emotionally strong.

Whether it’s you, your child, your spouse, friend or your students are not coping, our team are here to support you every step of the way. We will guide you towards a more balanced, happy and fulfilling life.

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Not all therapy is the same.

Caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body.
In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other. At Innate Therapies, we know that everyone is unique. That is why we have a range of evidence based therapies we integrate into our traditional counselling methods to get to the root of a problem. Think of your problems like a weed, we can’t just hack off the leaves. We need to dig right down to the roots and sort things out from there and sometimes that’s hard with traditional counselling. That is why these evidence-based therapies effectively source the root of the problem.
A treatment method that is “evidence-based,” is backed up by objective, scientific evidence that proves it is effective.

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)


Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)


Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


Therapy Through Play


Clay Field



Sensorimotor Art Therapy


Expressive Therapies


Symbol work and Sand Play


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As Cairns' most diverse therapeutic practice, our approach to your therapy is personalised to suit you and your specific needs while incorporating a range of therapies to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Whether you are after counselling or therapy for your child, yourself, your family, or couples therapy we’d love to support you.
We work with all ages from young children to adults and specialise in Attachment & Trauma Therapy. We have therapy rooms in Cairns, Mossman, Yarrabah and Gordonvale.

We are an NDIS Registered Provider.

We provide flexibility in appointment times and offer evening and weekend appointments where possible.

Appointments are held in our rooms where we provide you with a comfortable, tranquil and private setting for your sessions with us.

Alternatively, we are able to provide online counselling sessions for individuals in remote areas or those who prefer staying in the comfort of their home.

We offer outreach counselling sessions to schools and Community Centre’s.

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No matter what’s going on in your life the Innate Therapies team are here for you


Therapy is confidential, and the material discussed in therapy sessions is protected by law. As long as you do not present a danger to anyone, what you choose to talk about with your therapist will not leave the therapy room.


Therapeutic relationships are more than a friendship. It’s great to have friends and family who will listen to you when you have problems. However therapists are trained listeners who can help you find the source of your problems, even if the source is your thoughts, your family, or you. A therapist is completely neutral and is there to support you on your healing journey.


Therapists are skilled at making their patients feel comfortable quickly, and do not want to come across as judgmental strangers. Therapy is a relationship that is both professional and personal, and the alliance you form with your therapist  is an important factor in the treatment


We are able to provide online therapy sessions for individuals in remote areas or those who prefer staying in the comfort of their home. Please note that not all therapies can be offered this way. But chat to us about any needs you may have.

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Supervision with Donna has been very significant for my ongoing development as a Counsellor. She has supplied assistance in all the areas you would want assistance from in a supervisor. Donna has delivered guidance with clients as well as support with personal struggles. She has provided good advice for further training, employment opportunities, resource suggestions and more. Donna is always on time and welcoming. She also always follows through if she says she will do something, and last but not least, she has carried me in her belief in my ability as a Counsellor when I have had doubts about that myself.

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