Dr Mark Sykes


Dr Mark Sykes is registered psychologist who specialises in these four areas:

1. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD

2. Anxiety / depression

3. Relationship counselling


Bookings can be made on (07) 3411 5445 and appointments are available from Monday to Saturday.

Professional background

Dr Sykes has been in private practice since 2005 and has been a lecturer and Research Fellow at Griffith University. His professional background includes lecturing at QUT (Business), Griffith University (Psychology) and Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC). Mark’s PhD focused on developing a leading edge treatment for an anxiety disorder (emetophobia). Dr Mark Sykes is the principal psychologist at Gecko House.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Are you a carer of someone who has OCD?  You maybe a parent in relationship with someone who has OCD.  You may join our monthly OCD carers group. carers group.  This is a 90 minute support on a group facilitated by Dr Sykes.  If you wish to participate in this group then email or SMS Dr Sykes on 0416157751.  .

If you are interested in understanding more about the treatments, symptoms, causes of OCD then read the OCD blog regarding the latest research in OCD that has been published in peer review journals.

For aged care read the aged care blog.

Community Talks for Schools (OCD and cyber bullying)

Dr Mark Sykes has a presentation on cyber bulling that focuses on the psychological impacts and symptoms of cyber bulling in children.  This presentation is aimed at parents.

Registrations and Memberships

  • AHPRA Psychologist Registration PSY0001654204
  • Australian Association of Psychologists Inc


Publications and conference presentations

Sykes, M., Boschen, M. J., & Conlon, E. G. (2015). Comorbidity in emetophobia (specific phobia of vomiting): Emetophobia comorbidity. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, doi:10.1002/cpp.1964

Sykes, M; Gillespie, BM; Chaboyer, W & Kang, E. (2014) Mapping Team Membership in Surgery: Implications for Staff Allocation and Coordination. AORN Journal

Gillespie, BM; Chaboyer, W; Sykes, M; O’Brien, J & Brandis, S. (2013) Development and Pilot Testing of a Patient-Participatory Pressure Ulcer Prevention Care Bundle. Journal of Nursing Care Quality.

Sykes, M., Boschen, M.J, Conlon, E. (2013). Finding of an online emetophobia treatment study. European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) Conference. Morocco.

Sykes, M., Boschen, M (2012) Seven lessons learned implementing an online CBT treatment. Stepping up Symposium. Melbourne.

Sykes, M., Boschen, M (2011) Preliminary results of an internet treatment for emetophobia. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Conference. Gold Coast.

Sykes, M., Boschen, M (2010) European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT). Internet based treatments for emetophobia. Milan

Sykes, M. Team Building strategies. (1999) Second International Conference on Quality Management. Melbourne.