Peter Burgoyne

Counsellor, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(02) 9159 6176

Peter Burgoyne

Counsellor, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today


Better Talk
Suite 9A
Level 1, 102 Princes Highway
Unanderra, NSW 2526
(02) 9159 6176
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon Practice is operating in accordance with current NSW health requirements. Telehealth sessions are available via Zoom upon request.


Every person is the expert in their own life. Everybody is doing the best they can with what they've got. Every person has strengths as well as areas of vulnerability. Every person has a unique story. Emotionally, every person intrinsically knows where they need to get to, but sometimes they just can't find the 'map'. As the therapist, my role is not to 'solve' the problems life throws at people, but rather to help people tap into their strengths, help them find their 'map', and help them safely take the journey. We are never lost; we are just finding new ways to write more of our story.
There is no 'one way' to help people. Consistent with my belief that a person knows their own life story best, I am committed to Narrative Therapy as a central framework of my practice and helping philosophy. However, there is always more to the story, and one approach can never be the only approach. It is important to be able to tailor a personal response.
More than anything, people want to belong. They want understanding and they want compassion. Sometimes the compassion they need most is their own. People hold themselves to high standards... and sometimes they fall short. That is where a good, understanding counsellor can help most. I've helped many, many people in my practice, and I might help you too.
Peter Burgoyne
“With over 15 years' of professional therapy practice, I offer understanding when you need it most. Let's touch base and talk things over.”


  • Cost per Session: $133 - $143
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Doctors Health Fund
  • GU Health
  • Medibank Private
  • Phoenix Health Fund
  • Police Health
  • St Luke's Health
Better Talk does not directly bill health funds. Clients must settle their account before claiming a rebate from their health fund.
Email me or call (02) 9159 6176 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: University of Western Sydney / 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: TAFE Commission / Diploma of Community Services / 2010
  • Certificate: Australian Clinical Supervision Association / Supervisor / 2021

Peter Burgoyne's Groups

Clinical Group Supervision

3-6 clinicians meeting together for a guided professional consultation is regarded as an efficient, yet rich and safe environment in which to learn from one another. Group supervision facilitates opportunities to professionally discuss the successes and the challenges of your practice. A facilitated group can discuss and recommend professional development, and it can offer mutual guidance and advice based on experience and expertise. Group supervision is an excellent forum for establishing practitioners to learn from more experienced peers. Commonly, groups study and discuss texts, journal articles and academic papers that offer yet more insight and innovation in practice.

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Better Talk
Suite 9A
Level 1, 102 Princes Highway
Unanderra, NSW 2526
(02) 9159 6176
Offers online therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Coping Skills
  • Defence Veterans
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Workplace Injury Recovery

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2022
Photo of Peter Burgoyne, Counsellor in Unanderra
Peter Burgoyne

Counsellor, PACFA