John Flanagan
Certified since 2012

John Flanagan

AMHSW, MGestTherapy, Certified Gottman Therapist, Level 3 Trainer & Consultant, Author

2 / 18 Park Ave, Burleigh Heads QUEENSLAND  4220 Australia
Provides online therapy Love Lab Authorized



Monday - Thursday 9-5

Insurance Accepted


Medicare Provider Number

Payment Methods
  • Credit cards
  • Degree: Bachelor of Social Work
  • Field: Couples and Family
  • Year graduated: 1988
  • Practice since: 1989
  • License states: Australia

John was the first Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, Gottman Level 3 Trainer & Consultant. This means that John has completed all levels of training and mentoring available through the Gottman Institute in Seattle, USA and now provides training to other therapists in this modality as well as provide couples with world-class couple workshop experiences. He is one of only 26 therapists in the world to hold this standing.

Since completing his Bachelor of Social Work in 1988 and later a Masters in Gestalt Therapy, John has had an extensive history in working with couples, as well as in organisational development and training.

John is a certified presenter for all levels of Gottman therapist training and The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop as well as being an approved supervisor for Gottman Certification. He has completed his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has delivered a broad range of training both accredited and non-accredited.

John is trained to provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a range of therapeutic approaches including:

· Gottman Marital Therapy

· Emotionally focussed therapy for couples

· Cognitive Processing Therapy

· Motivational Interviewing

· Gestalt Therapy

· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Over the last 20 years, John has provided a range of psycho-educational group programs to Australian veterans and their families in areas such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and resilience.
He has provided training to therapists and human service organisations in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, USA and New Zealand.

He has also provided training to many human service organisations in Australia and New Zealand on creating positive work cultures, managing challenging clients and resilience.

Special populations

Couples, Trauma and Infidelity

  • Online Therapy
  • Couples
  • Marathon Couples Therapy
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pre Marital
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety
Specialized Ages
  • Adults