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Anchoring Your Life Counselling

Debra Braganca

Cleveland QLD 4163

Servicing area: Cleveland, Capalaba & Wakerley QLD

Anchoring Your Life Counselling

Debra offers evidence-based, solution-focused therapies that improve your general wellbeing and relationships.

About Debra Bragana: Counsellor & Therapist


Hi! I’m Debra Bragança, the founder of Anchoring Your Life Counselling in Cleveland QLD. The goal of my private practice is to help people improve their quality of life.

As a result of my own traumatic experiences throughout life, I realized that my purpose is to accompany other people in their journey to getting the most enjoyment out of their time here on earth.

My wealth of personal experiences, including my 20-year marriage, education and formal training, have equipped me with the essentials to guide you in living your life to the fullest.

Here at Anchoring Your Life Counselling, I offer my clients a caring and nurturing environment that helps you to uncover the negative patterns holding you back and provides you with the skills to move forward.  

My Modes of Therapies

I approach couples and individual counselling using different therapies.

Couples Counselling
Gottman Couples Therapy

​The Gottman therapy explains that negative behaviour can have a serious effect on the brain and cause couples to drift apart emotionally.

This therapy identifies common thoughts and behaviours present in a relationship to help couples develop the habit of responding positively to one another. 

Couples who may benefit the most from this mode of therapy are those who struggle with communication, anger,  defensiveness, conflict, control, blame or ending the relationship.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

According to research, 70-75% of couples who have undergone this therapy have recovered from distress, while roughly 90% of them have shown significant improvements. 

The goal of EFT therapy is to get couples to open up and talk about their feelings and needs instead of guarding their emotions.

Couples who may benefit from this type of therapy are those where one or both partners are going through addiction, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, and chronic illness, among other disorders. EFT is also beneficial for couples faced with infidelity or other traumatic events.

Individual Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Physical, mental and emotional disorders are linked to negative thinking and behavioural patterns. CBT helps individuals suffering from such shift to a positive mindset. It’s found to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, and post traumatic stress disorder, among others. 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

This type of therapy underscores the individual’s core values, using these to help them behave like the person they wish to be. It also helps address chronic or terminal health disorders, grief, and pain associated with failed relationships. 

Book an appointment and learn how to nourish your marriage and relationships.


Qualification Details

Member, Australian Counselling Association
Working with children blue card holder
Working with vulnerable people yellow card holder
CPR & First Aid qualified
Medibank Private Healthcare Provider