Having enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) a diverse working life, primarily owning my own businesses (initially in Sydney and then moving to the Gold Coast in 2010) meant working with many people from all walks of life, from young to mature, across genders and cultures.

Throughout my life, I have had a healthy curiosity of human behaviour, both professionally and personally. Relationship building, mentoring and counselling, mediating business ventures and projects with multiple services and organizing social gatherings have been a key part of who I am – given this 'hobby' of mine (people), the commitment to being a full-time counsellor/therapist and mediator was the obvious pathway for my future.

A client once shared: "Your voice is real, your message resonates, and you offer humour, compassion and presence, all at the same time." I have learned that people will forget what you said or what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Like you, I have had a life of experiences and one of my greatest takeaways is to listen with the intent to understand, which is perhaps the most powerful approach for change that I know.

I'm thankful for all of it. The highs. The lows. The setbacks. The comebacks. The love. The pain. Everything.

What resonates with my life journey, is that everyone has something to work through at some point in their lives. Whether personally through the journey of self-discovery and improvement, relationship breakdowns and how to navigate the process moving forward or other conflicts that require specialist skills to support your choices and decisions, one thing is for certain, things happen, priorities shift and circumstances change and in many ways, they mirror the waterways of the coast that continually change with “Shifting Tides”.

Are you needing to take that first step? I look forward to meeting you and supporting you with your journey for a better tomorrow.

Dee Hardy

Don’t wait till hardship happens in your life to choose to be happy



As a professionally trained and qualified counsellor, I believe it's important to be affiliated with professional counselling bodies. I am a member of the following counselling organisations. These bodies continually provide support to all counsellors as mentors and to improve counselling skills and follow a strict code of counselling ethics.


• DIP. Professional Counsellor
• National Accredited Mediator | NMAS
• MACA (member Australian Counselling Association)
• MICDA (member Institute Community Directors Australia)
• Grad. DIP Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner | FDRP

Board Positions

• Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC)
   - Independent Non Executive Director | Governing Board
• Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  - President and Chair of the Board of Directors
Let's look forward with hope and not backward with regret.

It's not about what you need to do.
It's about who you want to be.

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