Counselling service

Private counselling

Our Psychologists at Bond University provide free, confidential counselling service to help you with anything from academic, study pressures through to personal problems.

If you are struggling with a lack of motivation, harassment, depression or are dealing with a severe trauma, you may find that one-on-one sessions with our counsellors will give you the skills to cope. They have excellent contacts with the wider healthcare community and can arrange specialist, professional assistance off campus if required.

The number of sessions will be worked out between you and your counsellor. Usually counselling is short-term. However, clients may be referred to appropriate practitioners off-campus if long-term or specialised services are required.

Counselling is available to only students and staff of Bond University. If you have an issue that involves your partner or someone else in your family, it is sometimes appropriate to involve that person in joint counselling sessions.

Our Psychologists

Mark Stringer, co-ordinator of Bond’s Medical, Psychological and Disability Services, is a Psychologist with extensive experience in the tertiary setting through 21 years’ counselling students and staff at Bond. Over that time Mark has also worked in Private Practice and with other external agencies including 16 years as the Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor for the Queensland Fire & Rescue Service’s Peer Support Program, SE Region.

Dr Justine Ebenreuter is a Clinical Psychologist, who has been registered with AHPRA since 2007. She has gained experience working with children and adults through government agencies such as the Gold Coast Hospital Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Ward, and the Department of Human Services. Justine’s area of research is with Eating Disorders and completed her PhD in Childhood Eating Disorders at Bond University in 2016.

My great passion is to help people to move forward with their life goals and passions whilst gaining a better understanding their capabilities and learning effective strategies and life skills.  My aim is to instil in my client healthy perceptions of themselves, strengthen their relationships with friends, colleagues and partners and feel whole and useful in their career and ambitions.

My training has involved various therapies such as Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural, Acceptance Commitment therapy, Mindfulness and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My counselling is tailored to the needs of the person and their challenges.  My experience has been in working with refugees overcome their traumas, women suffering domestic violence and abuse, implementing programs at schools to build resilience in children and counselling students and staff in a University setting to overcome their challenges. 

My education background includes Master of Applied Psychology from University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and PhD Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. I also have a BA (Hons.) in Social Sciences majoring in Psychology from the University of Westminster, London, UK.

Contact us for an appointment

Psychologists appointments can be made on the hour for 1 hour.

If you are unable to make your appointment please ring to cancel or reschedule for another appointment time, so we can offer the appointment to someone in need. If you have a disability issue, then students should feel free to discuss this with the Disability Officer.

Student Counselling Service
Medical, Psychological and Disability Services
Bond University Robina 4229

Tel: +61 7 5595 4002
Email: studentcounselling@bond.edu.au

Emergencies on campus

Provide a description of the emergency and the exact location (building, floor number, room).
Tel: +61 7 5595 1234.

For immediate crisis intervention when life maybe in danger telephone the police on 000 or local hospitals.
Tel: 000

Advocacy

Our counselling team can also act on your behalf, speaking to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student and Academic Support), academic staff, program advisors or even your parents. In the case of illness or some other serious issue, they can advocate you if you need special consideration regarding assignments, exams, presentations, etc.

Medical, Psychological and Disability Services is located within the Student & Staff Medical Clinic (See location 9 on the Campus Map).