Meet Mr. Chris Paulin and Mrs. Philipa Thornton & – Relationship Therapists and Psychologists

Last updated on July 20th, 2024 at 01:07 pm

Philipa is a Medicare Registered Psychologist Practicing in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Sydney Marriage Counselling Psychologist Philipa Thornton
Sydney Imago Relationship Psychologist, Philipa Thornton

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Here’s some information on Chris and myself. We are Co-directors behind this website and Marriage Works, so welcome and pleased to ‘meet’ you.

Philipa Thornton

Hi there, my heart is pulled towards being of service to others in their healing journey, in this beautiful and honorable helping profession.

I am the President of Resource Therapy International. Formerly Vice President of Resource Therapy International, my current role is Australian Executive Director for the Resource Therapy Association. My role on the Association of Imago Relationships Therapists Australia – AIRTA Board committee is Training Coordinator.

Here are my academic credentials- BA Psych (Hons), BA Criminology, Grad. Dip Systemic Couples Therapy, EMDR EMDR Consultant in Training. Certified Imago Couples Therapist, EFT, and EMDR certified practitioner with the EMDR Association of Australia.

Essentially I am a relationship psychologist, a board-approved clinical supervisor of psychologists, and the Founder and CEO of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia with my darling husband Chris Paulin.

After over 25 years in the mental health field, my experience in psychology keeps me busy.

In the past I have worked at the NSW Health Department, Salvation Army, the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre ( MSIC) Kirketon Road Centre, Langton Centre Relationships Australia, tutored undergraduate doctors for the University of New South Wales, and ran the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

My journey has given me the gift of a 20-something daughter (Jessica), and has taken me through pregnancy, childbirth, the early child years and teenage angst, and to a new home country.

Humbly, I have been featured in Todd Sampson’s Mirror, Mirror Channel 10, Australian Women’s Weekly, Addictions Australia, A Current Affair, The Project, ABC Radio, Radio NZ, and presented at Mental Health Conferences on addictions, trauma in association with the Aboriginal Drug, and Alcohol Council and am regularly interviewed on Radio and other media by journalists on relationship and psychological issues.

Please contact me via phone at 0434559011 or and I will be happy to help you with your story or show.

Chris Paulin consultant psychologist and Clinical director of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia
Chris Paulin consultant psychologist and Clinical Director of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia

Chris Paulin

Hello, I am a Co-Director with my wife Philipa Thornton of Marriage Works. I am also the Co-Founder of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia.

We run in-person and online workshops and offer supervision and master classes in Resource Therapy, and Relationship coaching.

My academic qualifications include B.Sc.Psychology Hons. and Master of Clinical Psychology (equivalent to a Clinical Psychologist), and a Senior Clinical Resource Therapist, Advanced Clinical Trainer, and RT Supervisor.

I also have extensive training in Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Therapies, EMDR (Chris is a founding EMDR Clinician having trained with Francine Shapiro on her first Australian training), and Imago Relationship Therapy.

I am registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and the Australian Psychology Society. During my career in Psychology, over the past 45 years, I have worked and taught in government-provided mental health services, both community and hospital-based, and in private practice.

Chris is seeing couples, individuals, couples, and their families. Please call Chris on 0411144646 now to book

Philipa – Call Call Philipa for a free 15-minute chat now.

Philipa Thornton and Chris are experienced and qualified Sydney Eastern Suburbs registered psychologists offering Individual therapy, Relationship counselling, and Couple Therapy.

Associate Member Australian Psychological Society (APS) logo
Member Australian Psychological Society

2 thoughts on “Meet Mr. Chris Paulin and Mrs. Philipa Thornton & – Relationship Therapists and Psychologists”

  1. Hi it’s funny how god works that o would find this site my issue is trust my marriage is at the stage of my husband adamant about ending it to many times we had a plan to do something and I didn’t follow through my insecurities caused lots of havoc to the point he feels he’s losing his sanity and can’t trust my word he wants us to tell the kids we’re ending it. Is there any hope we have been married 13 years and been together 17

    1. Dear Kim,
      yes I think where there is life in a relationship, there is hope.

      So the key is not to try and change him, or suggest anything. Do the LRT and practice complete acceptance of his experience and wishes. So many people when they hear their partner complain and talk of leaving, will remind them of the good times, the kids etc. This will come across as – “here we go again, they still are not getting me and my pain, and yes I should leave for the kids.”

      There is such power in really hearing and sitting with a persons feelings.

      Kim you need to deal with your insecurities pronto – great you recognise how they have contributed to relationship stress – well done, now do something! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Book an appointment
0434 559 011
Weekdays 9am - 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC +10)

Book an appointment

Sign up for the Marriage Works Monthly Newsletter - Love in the Real World

Discover the secrets the relationship professionals recommend with a free monthly email packed with insights and inspirations for you.

Subscribe Here!