Dating Advice

Australians spend around $11.65 billion on dating every year. For many, the endeavour can be worth the investment – a cascade of elating experiences, meeting new people and journeying into new places. Self esteem increases as we revel in the attention and seem to have a plethora of choices – the weekends are far from lonely.

Conversely, for others dating can be seen as a waste of time, stressful and sole destroying, leaving the person asking themselves what they are doing wrong. As anxiety rises and results are still elusive, over time the process becomes more and more unenjoyable – a chore, pleasure in the journey itself now non-existent.

Sometimes it’s hard to get the answers to what you’re doing wrong on your own. An external professional can often see critical things that could be improved upon to enhance your dating results.

At Therapy Lounge, we’ll help you navigate your journey with more joy and help you separate the things you’re doing right, from the things that need improving. It may be as simple as tweaking a few small but fundamental things that will make all the difference and get you your desired results. Call us for a chat in the Lounge now


Sex Therapy

Many people experience some form of sexual issue throughout the lifespan. We are a product of everything that has occurred to us to date, and some of our past experiences can impact on current sexual functioning. On some occasions we will traverse the problem with minimal intervention but in other instances the issue becomes highly invasive and requires more significant, or professional support in order to improve.

Some individuals are not bothered by the situation at all, however the partner may desire change or the relationship itself suffers as a result of the sexual dysfunction.

The important thing to note is that sexual issues rarely improve if left untreated and sexual issues do impact on the health of the relationship. The dysfunction often places significant strain on both individuals and some relationships find the strain difficult to withstand. Mistrust and resentment can creep into the relationship and be difficult to address if left for an extended period of time.

Therapy Lounge counsellors can help you define exactly what the issue is and what the driving factors are likely to be. We can then formulate a treatment plan to help you overcome the sexual dysfunction and regain a healthy sex life.



Research on the benefits of preventative medicine is substantial. We focus on many aspects of prevention when it comes to physical health. We need to think about our emotional and psychological health the same way.

Our emotional and psychological states impact significantly on physical health so it makes good sense to engage in preventative strategies to keep them at their optimum. Similar to physical health, once depleted, a substantial investment of time and money is often required to regain normal healthy functioning.

As we do with our body, we need to pay attention to how we think and feel emotionally and psychologically, assess when we are not operating at optimum and implement strategies to repair when necessary.

At Therapy Lounge, our focus in on prevention as well as recovering from ill health.  We help our clients maintain day-to-day equilibrium and joy in their lives. We work at reducing anxiety, managing stress and implementing strategies to manage difficult thoughts and emotions.

Prevention is the key to maintaining a rich, full and meaningful life. Call us today and ask about emotional check-ups.


Millennials we get you

We get you.  You are the first generation to have some much technology at your hands. So many choices about career. You are motivated by careers that can offered you challenges, and inspiration. You are not scared to move on from careers that don’t offer you that.  Where is my generation, we often where to scared to leave a good job where you liked the job or not.

You do however, have a lot of pressure to face.  The world is going to have to count of you. In ways, that previous generations have not worried out. Which of course is the issue.  We have unwittily left you with a big mess to clean up.  Take all the plastic that we have generated that is now, holding the earth to ransom. The corruption that exists at all levels of Government, the banking sector, housing market, the entertainment sector to name a few.  The time is up, and me-too campaigns have stated expose evil that the privileged had caught away with many years.

I am confidence that your generation is up for the challenge. I know how you are often misunderstood and seen as entitled. But here at the Therapy Lounge, we have had the honour of meeting, many of your generation that are kicking arse. Have a real can-do attitude.  Not letting anything get in their path.  We have the upmost faith that your generation is up for the challenges that previous generations have left you.  We also know you as a Millennials, are feeling the pressure.  You are a lot a very stressed out generation.  There is a rise of what we have called the quarter life crisis.  Retreats are even popping up to help that.  If life is getting tricky for you. For whatever reason. Give us a call at the Therapy Lounge.  We are here to chat and help you get back on track. If a fight with a friend is getting you confused. Breaking up somebody. Or even starting a relationship can be very stressful.  Consider us the uber of counselling. Look forward to talking to you.


Here at Therapy Lounge, we love helping people bloom in their relationships. If you’re going to be in a relationship, the only one to be in is a quality one. Otherwise, being single can sometimes be a better valued choice.

Some of the more common things couples face include:

  • personal crisis of one or both individuals in the couple unit
  • deteriorating communication and the rise of dysfunctional communication patterns
  • financial pressures
  • different parenting styles
  • addictions (ie sex, alcohol or other substances)
  • affairs
  • mismatched libidos
  • external societal pressures (ie social media and interference from family or friends causing issues within the couple unit)
  • a build-up of past hurts

Seeking out relationship, or individual counselling can be a complete game changer and can help traverse through the issues faster than the couple can do unassisted. We use therapies based in science to formulate a plan to address each of the issues and help you regain a happier relationship.

Therapy Lounge co-founders, Linda Thomson and Terri O’Reilly offer experience from over two decades of relationship counselling. In addition, all our staff are degree qualified and fully trained in relationship counselling. Staff also receive regular supervision and on-going personal and professional development. They all share the founder’s passion for enhancing relationships. If you are experiencing relationship issues, call now for a phone chat in the Lounge.

Individual Counselling

What are some of the reasons that individuals go to counselling?  The reasons that individuals may attend counselling are.

  • Sleepless nights, with something reoccurring on your mind.
  • Difficult break ups.
  • Even meeting somebody new can be stressful and it is possible that attending therapy can help.
  • Suffering loneliness and finding it difficult to connect with people or losing any interest in connecting with people.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Having a tough time at work.
  • Trouble finding a job.
  • Find that you are having just too many wines of an evening to cope with stress.
  • Abusing any substances
  • Your personal relationships are feeling strained.
  • You feel misunderstood by everybody.
  • You feel that you are one misunderstood by everybody.
  • Click Here to read more of the reasons how we can assist you

Therapy is effective for helping people to see that painful experiences can tolerated and when we are able to do that. Life changes for the better instantly. Sometimes though you don’t have time to get to a therapy for an hour. This is where the Therapy Lounge can help. You can ring us anytime to chat to us about any of these issues.  It may be beneficial for you to attend counselling in the traditional setting, as well, or alongside, ringing and chatting to us. It is also possible to have a one on one counselling in Brisbane with either Terri Reilly or Linda Thomson.


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To make an appointment to see either Linda Thomson or Terri O’Reilly, please click on their links below
(or images) to make a booking.

To book or see Linda Thomson
at Bulimba

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To book or see Terri O’Reilly
at New Farm

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Here at the Therapy Lounge. We offer counselling right here. Right Now


Monday – Sunday 8:30am to Midnight


Never feel alone in the world!!! 


7:30am to 3:30pm $2.99 per minute

3:30pm to Midnight $3.95 per minute

*10 minute minimum applies to all calls.

About US

We are a team of professional and University-trained counsellors, and our vision is to make counselling affordable and accessible to you.

Whether you need a brief 15 minutes to address one burning question or a full hour, our framework is designed to meet your needs. We offer phone counselling charged by the minute so you are only changed for the exact time you need and best of all, no booking, no waiting. Simply call and you’ll be connected immediately with a therapist, 7 days a week, 8.30am to midnight.

Our aim is to offer total flexibility by meeting you where you are at in terms of time and affordability without comprising our quality service at any time.