Gunter Swoboda

Psychologist and Author

at Swoboda & Associates Pty Ltd

About Me

Born in Vienna Austria, Günter and his family migrated to Australia in the early seventies when he was twelve years old. After settling on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, he immediately acclimatised to the outdoor lifestyle and forged a deep relationship with the ocean that focused on surfing. This led to an abiding passion and respect for the culture and history of the South Pacific. At university he studied philosophy and psychology and, becoming a counselling psychologist, forged a respected career as a therapist, coach and trainer in his practice on the Northern Beaches. His ongoing interest in what makes us as humans excel has informed his continuing studies in philosophy and mythology and inspired him to pursue these concepts and ideas within the nature of storytelling. Four years ago, after an influential meeting in Los Angeles with Phil Goldfarb Günter began to devote more of his time and efforts to this interest in human stories, writing a high concept screen play from which he has now adapted the novel Mountains of the Sea, which has just been published and released. Personally, Günter has been successfully married for over twenty-five years and has two adult children. He continues to explore his relationship to the sea, and when time allows likes to indulge his passion in music.

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