Dan Ireland - Founder, Psychotherapist and Informed Mindfulness Teacher

We are everything you would hope a wholistic centre focused on healing, resilience and wellbeing would be...

Trauma informed mindfulness & Breathwork

A process of trust, understanding & patience

Dan is the founder of Positive Mental Health Focused companies, Awareful, Mindful Gold Coast, Mindfulness in Jersey, Happy-Eating and of course The GFTC.

He is an experienced and accredited Human Givens Psychotherapist. Compassion Focused Therapist, Mindfulness Based Therapist, Sports Therapist as well as a Chartered Management Trainer.

His aim is to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective well researched tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.

His process recognises that it is what’s right with you that fixes what’s wrong and this methodology has helped simplify literally thousands of peoples lives both in the UK and Australia.

"My diverse therapeutic background offer clients a range of modalities with the aim of meeting whatever needs they may have for improving their life and relationships."

What to Expect

When you arrive at the GCTRC at Awareful

We will take the time to understand what has worked and what hasn't so we are not repeating past mistakes.

Our individual sessions and programs have been designed to help build trust and confidence, improve connection and communication, as well as develop sustainable strategies to improve your day to day life.

ARRIVAL: 1st Face to Face Session

We will explore your goals for therapy, alongside what you have explored in the past.


Together we will work out a plan to help soften the negative effects of trauma or symptoms of poor mental health


Every three months we will review your progress free of charge, and adjust together where we feel is necessary

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I just wanted to share with you the positivity that was today - despite a very busy day at work for the first time in goodness how many years I actually thought to myself ... WOW this is how people that don’t suffer with anxiety must feel ... like all the time ... it was a welcome change and whilst I know I still have a long way to go but that glimpse of what it could be was just MAGICAL ... THANK YOU 🙏

~ Kristy Frier, May 2021

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    Phone: 0404 227 433
    Email: dan@thegftc.com.au

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    Unit 1, 80 Dover Drive
    Burleigh Heads, 4220

    Our Timings

    Mon – Fri: (9 am to 6 pm)
    Sat: (9 am to 2 pm)
    Sunday: (Closed)