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Optimise Potential – So Who Are We?


Optimise Potential (previously known as the Clinical Counselling Centre) is the brainchild of Philip Armstrong, a well-respected counsellor, mentor, author and presenter with a reputation for excellence.

Our skilled team delivers training and workshops for mental health professionals, as well as working in all areas of professional development relating to mental health.

Over the past 15 years, Optimise Potential (OP) has expanded to deliver courses such as supervision training throughout Australia, Singapore, the Philippines and Hong Kong. OP is also involved in developing training programs in weight management in Australia, Singapore and the USA as well as providing weight management consultancy to individuals.

These days, Optimise Potential is in demand for speaking and presenting engagements and is also involved in developing training programs in Weight Management in Australia, Singapore and the USA as well as continuing to provide individual counselling.

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About Leading Australian Counsellor/Presenter Philip Armstrong

Founder and Managing Director of Optimise Potential, Philip Armstrong is a world-renowned counsellor, author, international speaker, presenter, MC, trainer and facilitator who has been featured in TV, radio, digital and print media across the globe including Vogue, Cleo, The Financial Times and The Age.

He is best known for his work as an international advocate of counselling, he is passionate about the ethics of accountability within the profession of counselling and is the founder and editor of Australia’s only peer reviewed paper back counselling journal” Counselling Australia”.

Optimising Your Potential – Achieve Your Best Self

Through his clinical counselling centre, Philip Armstrong has provided counselling and psychological therapies in order to motivate and inspire people from all walks of life, allowing them to discover their most authentic and valuable selves. He has worked with a vast range of clients including abused children, veterans returning from peace keeping duties, those suffering from severe trauma and has helped many thousands of people move past their personal limitations and find peace of mind and personal success.

OP and Philip have accumulated the following awards:

2005: Quest Business Achievers Award (Professional Services)
2005:  Invested as a Fellow of Australian Counselling Association
2004: Recipient of the ACA National Award for contributions to the counselling profession within Australia and internationally
1999: Won the Brisbane Business Achievers Award for work on behalf lf of RSL Community Services in Pinjarra Hills
1997/98: Won Highly Commended category of the Business Achievers Awards for Community
1997: Recipient on behalf of the Logan and District RSL Sub Branch (Veterans and Community Resource Centre) of the Veterans’ Affairs Award Queensland Medal in special recognition of the development of new initiatives and projects that were designed to address the special needs of veterans
1995: Finalist for the Vocational Student of the Year Award, Queensland, for my studies in Counselling.

Your Success is Our Success

Each and every staff member at Optimise Potential has been hand-picked by Philip for their passion and professional commitment.

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