About Us

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 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 Story


In 1995, Therapy Matters started as a Saturday morning clinic in a Medical Centre at Kingscliff, NSW. It was the first private speech pathology clinic to open in the Tweed region. Tania, our director was a passionate and idealistic speech pathologist who was determined to start the clinic on a strong foundation of clinical excellence – where families could get the high quality service that they needed, where they wanted, when they wanted and how they wanted it… tailored to their needs and designed to make a difference.

Word travelled fast, the clinic expanded and moved into increasingly bigger office premises in Tugun and then to its current location at West Burleigh. In 2020, we celebrated our 25th year with the opening of our second clinic in Murwillumbah, NSW. Over all these years, we have now had 35+ associate speech pathologists build a service of excellence for the communities of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW and we have had an impact on over 7000 children and their families.

Our clinic name, Therapy Matters, says it all. Therapy does Matter. While our clinic today, looks very different to the clinic of over 25 years ago, what hasn’t changed is our enduring commitment to a tailored, quality speech pathology service that makes a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you to all the families who’ve made the decision to place their trust in us to help their loved ones and contribute to our story.

Our Values


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


We believe in the importance of putting the family at the centre of everything that we do with our clients.


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 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 run an ethical, financially viable business that values our staff and their well-being as employees.


We provide long term, stable and reliable therapy services in the local community.


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 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 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.

Our Locations

In the spirit of reconciliation Therapy Matters acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

We wish to respectfully acknowledge the peoples of the Yugambeh language region and the Bundjalung nation, the traditional owners of the lands in which our clinics are located and the communities in which we work.

Our West Burleigh clinic is conveniently located off the M1 Pacific Motorway (Exit 89) on the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek at West Burleigh.

Our West Burleigh is also 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. Plantation House Cafe is at the entrance to our building and is popular for refreshments before and after therapy sessions.

Our Murwillumbah Clinic is in the Murwillumbah Professional Centre next to the Queen Street Medical Centre. Conveniently located next to a public carpark and near to many delicious cafes on Main St.