About Rebecca

Bec McWilliam is a holistic psychologist working and living in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. At the core of her essence, Bec is an intuitive, compassionate and healing Psychologist offering a supportive and safe place for all. 

Bec graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland with a Bachelor of Psychology, and has since worked with the Australian Defence Force, within the Criminal Justice System, worked with people with disabilities through the NDIS realm and is now in private practice and online.

Bec takes a holistic approach to treatment, which means she looks at the body-mind-soul connection. By soul, she means what is at the core of you- what lights you up, your values, what is important to you. Without this body-mind-soul connection we can feel as if we are not reaching our full potential and may feel as if there is a part “missing”. Bec likes to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to make sure she is giving the best care possible whether in session or during her courses/ workshops/ events.

Personally, Bec loves the ocean and anything nature related. If you aren’t seeing her at one of the local cafes or at the beach, she will most likely be at a pilates or yoga class, or with her dog Appa. 

There are many different modalities Bec uses within therapy and through her teachings, Bec uses techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure Therapy, EFT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, alongside many other treatments.

Bec has a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Self-Worth
  • Self-Compassion
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Role transitions (e.g. to motherhood)
  • Mental Wellness
  • Mindset and Purpose
  • Teaching Mindfulness
  • Invisible Illnesses
  • Neurodiversity

Certifications & Professional Development 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid -Mental Health First Aid Australia
  • Group Facilitator Training - Queensland Government
  • Working with PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
  • Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
  • Explain Pain 3 (EP3)- 3 day in-person workshop with Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Johan Vlaeyen - Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI)
  • Level 1 EFT Certification (Emotional Freedom Technique) - EFT International
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dr Russ Harris
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma with Dr Russ Harris
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Intensive Training with Megan Shiell - Expressive Therapy Clinic
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) "Foundational CBT" Training - Psychwire
  • Mindful Self-Compassion Certification - MSC Program
  • Mental Health & Nutrition Course - University of Canterbury
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience Training with Bessel van der Kolk
  • Mindful Parenting Workshop - Dr Renee Cachia - Inner Practice
  • Yearly Updated Suicide Prevention Summit - Mental Health Academy
  • Mindfulness Certification - Yogarenew
  • Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training - Bruno Cayoun
  • Hakomi Training Weekend - Pernilla Siebenfreund (AABCAP)
  • Breaking Out of Rumination - Workshop with Rick Hanson
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
  • Standard Mental Health First Aider - Mental Health First Aid Australia 
  • Connection Medicine Level 1 - Invisible Illnesses for Health Professionals
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Perfectionism and People Pleasing - Dr Russ Harris
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adult ADHD - Dr Russ Harris
  • EMDR Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 Basic Training - EMDR Training Australia & New Zealand
Currently Completing:
  • 2 year Professional Training in Buddhism & Psychotherapy - AABCAP
  • Buddhism Through it's Scriptures - Harvard University


    • Bachelor of Psychology - James Cook University
    • Full General Registration with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
    • Member of The Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)
    • Member of The Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP)
    • Member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (IAAN)


    Rebecca's Assistant Appa