Neuroscience builds resilience and reduces Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Why Us?


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Welcome to Focus Counselling and Consulting Services. This private practice is based in Cleveland, Queensland, Australia. We provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals and groups. Individuals may include children, teenagers, adults and the elderly from all genders.


Magda Keates, the principal owner,  is a highly trained and experienced registered clinical counsellor and psychotherapist. She provides quality, evidence based counselling and psychotherapy for various challenges to improve mental and physical wellness. 


​Research shows that the brain can change and does change continually during one’s lifetime. This phenomenon is called neuroplasticity. It means that the brain has the ability to change it's structure and function because neurons are ‘plastic’ and they can make new networks. So, just like our muscles, we can train our brain to bring us better health, more effective healing and profound happiness. 

Permanent structural and behavioural changes in the brain can develop as a result of  ‘talking therapy’.