Our Vision

A centre of clinical excellence in speech pathology that makes a difference for clients and staff to flourish in happy, connected and communicative lives.


Our Mission Statement

To provide a welcoming, family friendly clinic that supports dedicated staff to provide high quality communication, feeding and literacy therapy across the Gold Coast and Tweed Valley areas. We are passionate about building long-term relationships with clients, families and colleagues at our clinic, in homes and in schools. We thrive on helping children and adolescents to achieve their ultimate potential. 


Our Values

We build trusted relationships with children, families, colleagues and the community.

We genuinely care about the well-being of our clients and their families. 

We are proud of the achievements of our clients and all their successes. We are proud of the work we do and the role of speech pathology services in building a communicative and happy community. 
We provide long term, stable and reliable therapy services in the local community. 
We recruit high achieving clinicians  with exemplary clinical skills who are dedicated to ongoing professional development.  We support and mentor our staff to ensure continued provision of excellence.
We run an ethical, financially viable business that values our staff and their well-being as employees. 

We believe in the importance of putting the family at the centre of everything that we do with our clients. We pride ourselves in considering our clients in a holistic way, always looking at their wider needs and how these fit within their everyday routines and community. 

We are dedicated to and motivated by the improvements and growth of our clients. We constantly strive for creative ways to make a difference in the lives of children. 

We love collaborating and learning from others.  We see our role in partnership with families.

We value the importance of   genuinely connecting with you and your child as well as all the members of your child’s team.

We love what we do and we are passionate in sharing it with our community.

We love injecting fun, playfulness and creativity into our session and our workplace. 

Our Locations

Our Clinic

Our West Burleigh clinic is conveniently located off the M1 Pacific Motorway (Exit 89) on the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek at West Burleigh. We are in close proximity to Schuster's Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park  which suits those families wishing to combine their clinic visit with a special adventure or diversion for younger siblings.  Plantation House Cafe is at the entrance to our building and it is popular with parents, children and siblings for refreshments before and after therapy sessions.

Our Murwillumbah Clinic is in the centre of town, right next to the council carpark on Queen Street. Off-street parking and the council car park are convenient for families to park in. Our Murwillumbah clinic is in the Murwillumbah Professional 
Centre next the Queen St Medical Centre and in Suite 1b,
12 Queen St shared with Stacks Law. 

Our History

In 1995, Therapy Matters started as a Saturday morning clinic in a Medical Centre at Kingscliff, Northern NSW. Tania Teitzel (Therapy Matters Director) opened the clinic to complement her work as a speech pathology researcher at the University of Queensland and to provide the first private speech pathology service to children of the Tweed Valley area.

From these humble beginnings, the clinic expanded and moved into increasingly bigger office premises in Tugun and then to its current location at West Burleigh. Therapy Matters welcomed its first associate speech pathologists in 2001 when Tania went on maternity leave and over the years has had over 30 associate speech pathologists who have contributed to the high quality services provided to the communities of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.

Our clinic name, Therapy Matters, was officially adopted in 2006 to reflect the growing number of associate speech pathologists joining our team as well as an Office Manager, Therapy Assistants and Psychologists. Collectively, our team has remained committed, over the years, to therapy for children that matters and makes a difference in their lives.

Our Facilities

  • two clinics
  • thirteen treatment rooms,
  • two waiting rooms,
  • two group rooms
  • toilet facilities,
  • extensive resource room and toy storage,
  • electronic health claiming and EFTPOS facilities and
  • ample parking available within the building complex and on the street.
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