George Patriki began reaching out to people with substance abuse issues, soon after exiting the drug culture in 1983. Since 1992, he has developed this commitment into a full time vocation and career as a Dual Diagnosis Consultant on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia.
George has spent countless hours helping thousands of people affected by drug & alcohol issues as well as concurrent mental health.
George is committed to reaching out to people struggling with addictive behaviours, particularly those with severe life controlling problems due to significant trauma. He works in areas of court advocacy, counselling, outreach, running community forums, seminars and recovery groups for drug users (including dual & multiple diagnosis) and their loved ones.
George’s areas of specialty include:
Psycho-dynamic & Trauma Model Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Brief and Early Intervention
Diploma in AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs)
Diploma in Mental Health
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Comorbidity (AOD & Mental Health)
Graduate Certificate in Health: Addiction Studies
Certificate IV T.A.A. (Training And Assessment)
Diploma in Management
Diploma in Community Welfare
Certificate IV in Community Development
Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
Currently undertaking Dip. in Training & Assessment
George has Accreditation with Victorian Department of Human Services as a Clinical Drug Assessor.
George conducts basic & advanced training in drug & alcohol and mental health issues and delivers RPL assessment, training & upskilling in Certificate IV and Diploma in Community Services. He also offers clinical supervision for individuals & organisations and lectures in tertiary institutions, government and non-government organisations.