Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Find us at 191 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads | Ph: (07) 5508 0950 | Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm.

Gita Denise

Gita Denise

Private Practitioner

GIta was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up on a remote rainforest property in Far North Queensland. From humble beginnings, Gita went on to study Social Work. She has worked as a qualified Social Worker since 2004, obtaining postgraduate qualifications in life coaching, business, and a diploma in mental health, specialising in drugs and alcohol. Gita has spent most of her career working in the private sector, helping some of society's most disadvantaged people.

Gita is a warm hearted, professional and open-minded counsellor. She specialises in the areas of problematic substance use, addiction recovery, suicide prevention, anxiety and complex trauma. She has experience working with individuals, couples and families.

Gita has a strong sense of self and is passionate about empowering clients to reach their full potential. She uses different counselling modalities that include Client - Centred therapy, Narrative therapy, Strengths-based practice, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Inner child therapy, and Solution focused therapy. Gita takes holistic approach when working with clients, and is passionate about healthy living,

In her spare time Gita is a loving mother to her young son. She is committed to recovery and does her best to stay active, grounded and health conscious. From morning fitness, bike riding and swimming. She is currently writing a book on the true nature of addiction and drug induced psychosis. Gita is dedicated to understanding emotional and mental health conditions, including the lived experience of people not only in Australia, but around the world. Staying busy, she is involved in local support and charity groups.

Throughout her life Gita has overcome her own adversity, giving her the ability to truly empathise with others. Depending on the needs of the client, Gita is dedicated to helping clients feel supported, seen, heard and validated in sharing their truth. Achieving results and positive outcomes for all involved.

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If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please use the details below to get in touch.

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Phone: (07) 5508 0950

Email: [email protected]

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Returning patients will need to book their appointments over the phone or via email. These details can be found above or on our contact page.


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Frequently asked questionsSWIPE / CLICK LEFT OR RIGHT FOR MORE

  • Do I need a referral?

    You do not need a referral to make an appointment at our health centre - we welcome new patients. Rebates maybe be available, click below to find out more.

  • What kind of services do you provide?

    We can help you with general health check-ups, treatment for mental health conditions and therapy that helps individuals, couples and families improve relationships, confidence and live life well. Click below to learn more about the services we offer.

  • Do you offer bulk-billing?

    Some of our practitioners offer bulk-billing for concession card holders only. 

    If you require bulk-billing:

    • Ask for a practitioner that offers bulk-billing when you make an appointment
    • Remember to bring your concession card with you to your appointment.
  • What is the history of the LLW Health Centre?

    Our practice was originally established to support Lives Lived Well’s Mirikai Recovery Centre—a live-in rehabilitation service for people experiencing problems with addiction and mental health. Click the button below to read more about our history.

  • Can I claim Medicare rebates for counselling?

    We can help to determine your eligibility for government programs such as the Better Access initiative, or Psychological Services Program (formerly known as ATAPs), which enables people to receive medicare rebates for a certain number of sessions with a mental health professional. Click below to learn more about claiming Medicare rebates.