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Mark Newman at Koira Psychology

Psychologist at Koira Psychology

Worked in Private Practice on the Gold Coast for 10+ years

Previously worked as Tennis Coach, Employment Consultant, Groundsman, Butcher, Woodworker, and stay at home dad


Studied at Bond University, completed Honours and Masters of Clinical Psychology 


Main Therapies

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Adlerian (Individual)

Existential Therapy





Alfred Adler

Irvin Yalom

Karen Horney

Jon Frederickson

Phillipa Perry

Salvador Minuchin

Oliver Sacks

Mark's Favourite Psych Reads

The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga

Love's Executioner by Irvin Yalom

The Lives We Tell Ourselves by Jon Frederickson

The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

Tribe by Sebastian Junger

The Rag and Bone Shop by Veronica O'Keane

Family Healing by Salvador Minuchin

Why am I a psychologist?
"I have always preferred thinking to action, so when experiencing a mid-life employment crisis, I made the decision to pursue a new career that had more to do with thinking, than action. I was never a good student (my school reports would say things like "Mark could do better if he would apply himself") so neither I nor anyone else thought I should go to university. I asked a friend what she did, and she said she was a counsellor. I asked her how I could be a counsellor, and she said, 'I wanted to be a psychologist'. So, I looked it up online, sent a letter, and 6 weeks later was sitting in a university lecture hall amongst a bunch of strangers thinking 'Well I guess this is my new life!'. Only years later did I remember that I had read books on science, philosophy, and psychology most of my adult life. I just never thought I could, or would, become a psychologist".

Random Facts

Mark supports the Titans, the Blues in origin, and the Waratahs
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