Primal therapy practised at the Jamillon Centre evolved from the paediatric work of its founder the late Dr John Spensley and his sister Gillian Nikakis (OMA) and her work with adults who experienced childhood abuse.


Together they developed the current primal therapy model to help adults who suffer from the effects of childhood trauma.


Their work in assisting people to process the emotional pain of childhood trauma, described as brilliant by colleagues, led to their interests in research in this area.


In early 2000 Dr Spensley and Gillian Nikakis (formerly Johnson) participated in a research program with the Department of Neurosciences at Swinburne University studying patients with dissociative identity disorder (DID)


This research was published in a peer review journal and has created much interest internationally. Read more...


Although Dr Spensley died in 2008, the Jamillon Centre continues to help individuals and couples heal from the effects of childhood trauma through our unique form of primal therapy. Lise Allwood, who was trained by Dr John Spensley and Gillian Nikakis (OMA), took over as director of the Jamillon Centre in 2007.


With 23 years’ of primal therapy experience, Lise continues to grow the centre’s primal therapy specialisation by helping individuals and couples recover from the effects of early unmet needs and related symptoms.

This website is dedicated to Dr John Spensley and Gillian Nikakis (OAM) with much appreciation and love.


Interested in finding out if primal therapy can help you? Contact us today...

Safely lessen or eliminate painful emotions and feelings from your past.