Welcome to Thrive Clinic Mullumbimby. Counselling Services in Byron Bay Shire specialising in relationship therapy

Welcome to Thrive Clinic,

Founded in January 2020, THRIVE Clinic is an inclusive practice, established to support individuals, couples, families, communities, employers and employees, in their most significant life relationships. It brings together leading relationship specialists to collaborate in offering amalgamated, professional wellbeing service’s from the one centre.

Thrive Clinic is the vision of a number of local practitioners, who collectively bring decades of experience in human growth, education, community development and business.

“Our life is full of relationships that are essential to our wellbeing. Right here in our corner of the world, We have some outstanding relationship, family and health practitioners, all leaders in their field. It seems obvious, even essential, to create a clinic that provides opportunities to grow the wellbeing of our community across a full life and relationship spectrum. We are so humbled and excited to be offering our vision to you.” Melissa Tonnet, CoFounder Thrive Clinic.

In addition to the beautiful consultation rooms, a significant part of the clinic’s infrastructure and overall vision is the group room area, where Thrive offers outstanding and important workshops for community and professionals. We see the group space as such an important community meeting point providing connection to self, others and the region.

About Our Clinic

Thrive Clinic is located at 138 Dalley street on the fringes of Mullumbimby CBD. The clinic offers clients and practitioners a beautiful, federation building, that is well positioned to the township. A light filled, spacious environment supports a gentle and calming connection with the property and onsite parking with disability access provides ease and comfort for arriving and departing.

Built in 1908 as a ‘Manse’ homestead for the local Presbyterian minister, 138 Dalley street has a long history of supporting and healing our community. The premises is heritage listed, preserving the history of one of the last federation buildings in the region. 138 Dalley street was retrofitted in 2015 as a health clinic to provide climate controlled, homely consultation rooms and a large ambient group space.

Without a doubt, the history and energy of the premises is deeply rooted in healing. This is reflected in the feedback from clients and Thrive practitioners who all comment on the nurturing feel of the property. This is also reflected in our environmental care, as we endeavour to reduce our ecological footprint through solar power, rain tank water and overall waste reduction.

“The building seems to have a life… a wisdom and age that seeps calmness and wellness through its seams and joints. It’s always like an outbreath into kindness walking into reception at Thrive”. Sean Tonnet, Clinic Director

We hope you enjoy attending and connecting with Thrive Clinic as much as we do and invite you to take a photo tour of the premises below

Our Services – Inclusive & Diverse

At Thrive we offer you a range of services and support for your relationships across a whole of life experience. This includes support for self, family, workplace and community. Importantly, Thrive is committed to working with a diverse community and celebrates our individual and relationship differences. We are a proud member of the ‘Welcome Here Project’ and registered with ACON as a safe place for the LGTBQI+ community.

Thrive collaborates with a number of practitioners who are passionate about their work, their community and the ethos of the clinic. This includes educators, psychotherapists, psychologists and allied health professionals. We invite you to review all of the Services offered at Thrive and review the Practitioners working from the clinic through an exploration of our website.

Care For Our Environment

Thrive Clinic has an ethos on environmental care and endeavours to reduce our ecological footprint through solar power, rain tank water and overall waste reduction. We work closely with local power company ENOVA in minimising our electricity use and with practitioners and clients to reduce our carbon footprint.

Continuous Improvement

We know we don’t always get it right! Thats why one of the most important policies for Thrive clinic is to maintain quality in services, inclusion and support. If you have any feedback for us we are happy to hear it. Nothing is to big or to small and we value the experiences of our community in shaping the clinic to offer the very best to you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with anything you know will help us improve and grow. You can do that right on this page by filling out the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Want to get in contact with Thrive Clinic?

You can contact our Business Manager Mel Tonnet if you have questions.

    Remote Sessions

    Can’t make it to the Clinic? No worries we do Skype/Zoom Psychotherapy sessions worldwide! Contact Us to book a psychotherapist or visit your perferred therapist team page to book directly.

    What Clients Say
    "Sean, I really can’t thank you enough for the space you hold for me. I feel safe, I feel vulnerable, I feel challenged, I feel hopeful and most of all, I feel ready. You are a very special human being and I’m grateful for being guided towards you."
    S.R, Therapist: Sean Tonnet
    “My sessions with Sean have offered me a sense of being deeply met in a safe environment. My capacity to experiment with new behaviours and choices has broadened, as has my ability to discover and action tools of support unique to me and my needs”
    K.L.D, Therapist: Sean Tonnet
    “Although I have been working on myself for around 30 years, having grown up with profound neglect and abuse , Deb helped me get to the heart of some of my deepest core issues that were preventing me from being my authentic, true, happy, healthy and whole self…So many things have shifted inwardly and outwardly whilst working with her. Deb does not miss a thing -Her empathy, loving guidance and insight have helped me shift so many old beliefs, fears and blocks that were preventing me from the life that I truly desire.She is a master at her craft. And my gratitude to her is immeasurable, Thankyou Angel.”
    Therapist: Sean Tonnet
    “Happy to finally have a plan in place that we both agree on.”
    T.B. (Father), Therapist: Kate Pearce
    “We had been to court, spent a fortune and still disagreed about what we thought our orders meant. Co-parenting coaching taught us how to find a way to parent despite the emotions – I wish we had done this earlier.”
    R.W. (Parent), Therapist: Kate Pearce
    “Kate did extremely well, she ran the meeting respectfully and fairly. I felt heard.”
    J.B. (Mother), Therapist: Kate Pearce
    “The work I have been doing with Deb for the past few months has shifted more things for me than any of the talking therapies i have done. She has a beautiful mix of professionalism, attunement and warmth and has so much strength in holding a truly healing space . The gift of being heard and held and seen is immeasurable in my healing journey and i am incredibly grateful. Thank you so much Deb.”
    Therapist: Deb Manoy
    “I immediately felt safe and held by Deb’s warmth and professional presence. Not only did her sessions help me with what was arising at that time in a gentle and fluid way, they also taught me incredibly valuable tools in being able to then go on to hold myself. I cannot recommend Deb and her work enough.”
    Therapist: Deb Manoy
    “Words feel limited to express my gratitude and fortune in having you be such an integral part of my growth and experience of new possibilities…….With your strength, grace, wisdom, courage and beauty, I have gained a sense of safeness and belonging back into the world. You gently reminded me that I can open my eyes and my heart to know that I can once again be the person I wanted to be as a child, free and able to be strong. Thankyou”
    Therapist: Joanne Walker
    ‘We are a gay male couple and found that Tondi held our issues, and past trauma associated with our sexuality, with the utmost sensitivity and care. We are very grateful for our sessions with her.”
    Therapist: Tondi Gilfillan
    “ We found Tondi to be highly skilled and knowledgeable preparing our relationship for the birth of our baby in a few months.”
    Therapist: Tondi Gilfillan