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, 8am - 5pm.

Tristan Abba

Tristan Abba


Over the past decade, Tristan has worked within non-profit and private practice settings in Queensland and Western Australia to provide psychological support and counselling services to people with diverse and complex needs.

He is a master’s-trained psychologist with full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and is an approved provider for: Medicare (Mental Health Care Plans, Psychological Services Program (formerly ATAPS), Suicide Prevention, ATSI), Department of Veteran Affairs, and Queensland Work Cover services.

Tristan aims to be flexible and tailors his care to each individual client. He draws on a range of techniques from cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy skills, and mindfulness, all within a solution-focused and strengths-based framework.

He specialises in helping people to address substance abuse, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders—especially young people. His experience means he can tap into an extensive network of collaborative support services, both on the Gold Coast and online, to support his clients.

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New patient?

Because of the amount of information we need to collect, new patients cannot currently book appointments online. If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please us the details below to get in touch.

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Phone: (07) 5508 0950

Email: [email protected]

Returning patient?

Returning patients are welcome to book online for convenience. Choose your practitioner and your preferred date and time. You’ll need an email address and mobile phone number to register, and will receive a confirmation via email.


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Frequently asked questionsSWIPE / CLICK LEFT OR RIGHT FOR MORE

  • 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.

  • What are my payment options?

    Payment is required at the time of your appointment. You can pay using credit/debit, and electronic transfer (via EFTPOS). We are a mixed payment practice: practitioners charge for their services, however some also offer bulk-billed services for concession card holders. You may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates, click below to learn 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.