D&M CONSULTANTS BRISBANE – A NEW THERAPEUTIC SERVICE SUPPORTING CRIMINAL & FAMILY COURT PARTICIPANTS
D&M Consulting & Counselling was created as a therapeutic service for criminal and family court clients.
Our clients are individuals who are high functioning, for example, we work with professionals, business owners and tradies. This group may not have their needs met in the public health system so we collaborate with clients and their lawyers to create the best outcomes in court and beyond.
Tailored programs based on our client’s unique story
We tailor our programs and therapy to the individual needs of each person because we recognise everyone has a unique story and we meet you where you are at; we do not take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
We create real change and positive outcomes for our clients
Here at D&M we have travelled with many clients from the beginning of a legal proceeding right through the court process and after.
We write forensic reports for people’s sentencing or family matter and make referrals to other professionals. Our reports are very helpful in demonstrating the changes a client has accomplished during their time engaging with us. This is powerful evidence for court.
We continue to witness real and sustained changes and positive outcomes for our clients.
Founded to provide case-management and therapeutic support for clients
D&M Consultants & Counselling was founded by Clinical Criminologist, Dr Ingrid McGuffog and Forensic Social Worker Ms Amelia De Campo with the aim of providing case-management and therapeutic support for clients in the community.
MEET... INGRID McGUFFOG, PhD – CLINICAL CRIMINOLOGIST & DIRECTOR
Dr Ingrid McGuffog is our therapeutic director and is a therapist and criminologist who has published in peer-reviewed journals and designed and implemented treatment protocols for people engaged in the criminal justice system. She spent 6 years in Rochester, New York as a college professor specialising in community corrections and was highly engaged with reintegration services in that community.
Ingrid has a PhD in Criminology and has lived experience in addiction and the recovery process. She also has a Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy. She is a registered practitioner with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), is a member of the American Society of Criminology as well as the Association of Therapeutic Family Law Professionals (TFLP).
These experiences and credentials bring together academic expertise, professional skills and a deeply personal understanding of addiction, recovery and related challenges. These create the foundation for building a powerful therapeutic alliance with each client.
QUALITY & ACCREDITATION
D&M Consultants is an associate member of the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (QNADA) which is Queensland’s peak body for alcohol and other drug services. We are working closely with them towards accreditation as an organisation that meets ISO 9001, 2015 standards of quality management.