Peter began his working life as a Manual Arts Teacher in private schools. After seven years he responded to the needs of both teachers and students alike by becoming a youth worker within the Schools Department of Scripture Union Queensland. Over the six years of co-ordinating and supporting students, teachers and families in this role, Peter gained an insight to his ultimate future; a future that involved counselling for individuals, couples and families. He has proactively combined this extensive skill set with his teaching qualifications and is also a dedicated professional educator catering for community groups, schools, corporations and Government departments.
In 1994 Peter moved into full time counselling, combining a growing private practice with the challenging environment of working with behaviourally disturbed children in the Primary Schools of Logan City for Education Queensland.
Throughout Peter’s life, furthering his education has always been a priority. He completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences (Counselling) in 1995 and his Master of Social Sciences (Counselling) in 1999 at Queensland University of Technology. The combination of these qualifications with ongoing professional development, have resulted in Peter becoming a dedicated professional who is highly recognised and regarded within the counselling community.
In 1999 Peter shifted his focus to developing his thriving private practice in Brisbane ‘s bayside suburb of Wellington Point. In practical terms, he tackles a broad spectrum of issues with adults and adolescents with the aim of empowering them to reach their potential. His passion is Relationships and Personal Development Counselling, and with his gift for lecturing, conducts numerous courses and seminars on topics ranging from professional development, team building, relationship growth, marriage and sexuality to parenting.
In July 2000 Peter commenced hosting ‘Talking Life’ a weekly life issues, talk back radio program on Family Radio – Brisbane 96five. Through the program he has interacted with literally thousands of people.
In addition to his counselling and education work, Peter now provides small businesses, corporations and Government departments a unique view few in Australia possess. A view encompassing how; individuals, small teams and larger groups interact, function, communicate, conflict and grow. This view has been developed over 30 years of his work in roles as a class teacher, youth worker, counsellor, educator and lecturer.
Peter is married to Neroli and they have two adult daughters and a son-in-law. Peter is also a passionate Brisbane Lions Supporter and a keen surf fisherman.