Welcome to the Portiuncula Centre website. For 27 years we have served the community and so many people have benefited.
For some time now I have realised that the Portiuncula Centre needs to close. While it served big numbers of people for well over 20 years, more recent times have seen a decline and along with that is the substantial cost of maintaining such an establishment.
The Sisters of my order have supported me and my ministry for 57 years and after a process of discernment, I have decided to sell the Port and give the proceeds to the MSS for the care of the sisters – many of whom are quite elderly and with special needs.
You are invited to make the most of the workshops available before we close.
• In Jan. we begin the new year with “My Life Story” – a weekend for you to reflect on your own life and to spend time writing. Pat will lead this. (Jan 31 & Feb.1)
• In February Judy and Albert will offer “Healing Wounds of the Past” using the Family Constellation process. (Feb 14 & 15)
• In March there will be a “ Holotropic Breathwork” weekend. (Mch. 14 & 15)
• Later that month Judy and Melissa will present a four day workshop “Sandplay and Symbol Work”. (Mch. 26 – 29)
• The Port reunion and closing ritual will be Sunday 12th April – mark this on your calendar.
Our staff will continue to provide services. Melissa L’Estrange completes her Counsellor Training Program here in April and plans to provide that course in the future at another venue. She, along with Judy Dawson, Albert Scherrer, Lynette Fox and myself will continue in private practice and be available to people like yourselves.
See below for the contact details of each of our staff.
A sale contract has been signed, a deposit paid and I feel delighted that the buyer will be putting this property to good use – another healing ministry.
I realise that some of you will be surprised and perhaps sad. Let us make the most of the opportunities that we have here together till next April.
What I will miss most is being with you in the unique atmosphere created here at the centre. For me the personal connections with individuals has been precious and given meaning to my life.
The final closing ritual at the Port will be Sun. April 12 at 11am. BYO lunch to share and stay for the afternoon.
If you have any questions or wish to contact me please do.
Email: Click to email and my mobile is 0422 462 678.
With every good wish,
Pat Quinn, director of the Portiuncula Centre
Contact details for Pat Quinn and other
Transpersonal and Emotional Release Counsellors in
Pat Quinn – 2/35b Glenvale Rd., Toowoomba, Q. 4350 (From May 2015)
Mobile: 0422 462 678 Landline: 07 4659 0539
Email: Click to email
Offering individual counselling & small group workshops at address above
Available for lectures or workshops on request elsewhere
Melissa L’Estrange – Toowoomba Region
Mobile: 04 4748 3399 Landline: 07 46309242
Email: Click to email
Offering Individual Counselling with children and adults and couples
Mental Health Counselling, Clinical Supervision
Small Group Workshops, Counsellor Training
Retreats, Personal Development, Public Speaking
Judith Dawson – Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast areas
Mobile: 0438 358 794 Landline: 07 4613 4210
Email: Click to email.
Offering one/one counselling with adults, retreats, group workshops and professional supervision.
144 Mc Kees Rd, Palmwoods, QLD 4555 Sunshine Coast Region,
Landline 07 54 450 742 Email: Click to email
Offering individual counselling and group workshops at the address above.
Lynette Fox – 63 Kirby Rd, Aspley, Brisbane Q 4034;
Postal: P O Box 3256 Newmarket Q 4051
M: +61 (0)407 326 385 E: Click to email
Offering individual counselling for children, adolescents and adults
Clinical supervision for practitioners working with children and adults, using Sandplay Therapy
Sandplay Therapy training (with the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia)
Sandplay Therapy training on request
Sandplay Therapy advanced and extension training.
Other qualified practitioners throughout Australia
see National listing of Transpersonal & Emotional Release Counsellors http://aterc.com