Francis Borg


I have worked in the public and private health systems or over 30 years as a nurse, midwife and educator. In 1999 I widened my professional experience to include pastoral care and chaplaincy work, at the same time studying towards what has been a long time personal goal – to obtain a formal qualification to work as a counsellor.

I am a member of the Queensland Counselling Association, and of the Australian Health and Welfare Chaplaincy Association. I am also registered with the Queensland Nursing Council. I use a solution focussed approach, based on empowerment of the individual person.

Now my focus turns to relationship and marriage counsellor practicing as an advanced accredited Imago Therapist where I help couples reconnect and establish better communication strategies for a more sustaining relationship. As my practice is based in Brisbane's north, I typically work with couples  from Brisbane's northern suburbs including Redcliffe, Boondall, Nundah, Virginia, Chermside and Chermside West. 

Scope of Practice

  • Family Therapist and Counsellor (Private Practice, Zillmere) Health Care
  • Endorsed Midwife Child birth Educator Royal Brisbane & Women’s’ Hospital
  • Degree in Theology- Worked as pastrol carer at Holy Spirit Northside 
  • Chaplain at Royal Brisbane Hospital- Children and Mental Health Ward 
  • EAP and Critcal Response  

Formal Qualifications

  • Imago Relationship Training
  • Master of Social Science (Counselling)
  • Graduate Diploma of Theology
  • Post graduate studies in family therapy
  • Registered nurse and midwife

Affiliation and Registration

  • Francis Borg Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia Reg 22101
  • Queensland Counselling Association Inc. (QCA) Clinical
  • Queensland Association for Family Therapy Inc. (QAFT)
  • AHPRA Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Midwife with General registration
  • Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU)
  • Suitability Card for Child related Employment 226333/4 Expiry Date 10 June 2016
  • Queensland Counselling Association Inc. (QCA) Clinical
  • Queensland Association for Family Therapy Inc. (QAFT) Member
  • Australian Health & Welfare Chaplaincy Association
  • National Association of Childbirth Educators Inc (NACE)