Press Pause Therapies current information relating to covid-19


We have been continuing to offer therapeutic services at 11 Morgan Terrace Bardon, Queensland 4065 throughout the pandemic. We operate in accordance with our membership organisations and within all WHO and Australian Health department Guidelines as they currently stand. If you would like further information regarding the measures we have in place, please let us know and we can email you these.

In addition to our regular services, we have also returned to the skill set we were both practising when we originally met 15 years ago- telephone and online counselling! At that time, we were both working for a large telephone, web and email based counselling service and spent many years developing these skills. Although at this time Queensland is doing well to manage covid-19, we are aware that for some people distance support may still be a preferred option. Please talk to us if you have any questions. 

If you are in financial difficulty and are thinking therapy at this time is not possible to start or continue- please let us know so we can work something out together. 

Please also note that in 2020 Justine and Nicole have also welcomed three other therapists to Press Pause:

Dr Andrew Roberts; Psychiatrist MONDAYS

Please see Andrew's website for further information

Steph Goldston; Family Therapist and Occupational Therapist

Laura Hawkins; Family Therapist and Occupational Therapist

TUESDAYS- please see Steph and Laura's website for further information

Tania Balil; Creative Arts Therapist, trained in Music Therapy and registered with Australian Musical Therapy Association. FRIDAYS: for more information about Tania, please contact her on M: 0439 821 261 E: or see her profile here:

How Justine and Nicole's collaboration began:


As colleagues with shared interests in creativity and innovative approaches to therapy, we decided to start developing some creative arts workshops for submission at the 2014 Woodford Folk Festival. Our submission was accepted and we ran three sold out workshops that were the beginning of an exciting collaboration for us. Over the past few years we have continued to run a private practice space together and run workshops. In 2020 we continue to enjoy bringing a skilled and fresh approach to working with images, assemblage and other creative adventures in a workshop setting. 


Although our individual therapeutic practices draw from different training backgrounds, together we share a committment to person centred practice and an appreciation of playfulness and humour in the way we run our premises and our groups. 

Clinical Supervision:

Justine and Nicole are both recognised as Clinical Supervisors by their membership organisations (AASW and ANZACATA, ACA). Supervision is currently offered individually face to face, online or by phone. Clinical Supervision with Justine or Nicole is available  for all mental health professionals. Please check with your membership organisation if they recognise Supervisors who may have a different discipline to your own.


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​*** Please note that I am not able to offer immediate support or crisis intervention. If you need immediate support, please see the list of services on the links page