I am a qualified Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Counsellor with a special interest in working with older teens through to adults.
I’m dedicated to providing support to individuals dealing with various issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and grief.
My commitment lies in creating a safe and welcoming environment where my clients can openly discuss the challenges they face. I believe in collaboration, working closely with my clients to empower them to make positive changes in their lives, ultimately improving their mental and physical well-being.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. When I’m not in the office, I’m often out camping, hiking, surfing, or skating. I’m a sociable individual with a great sense of humour, always ready to meet new people.
My therapeutic approach can be described as down-to-earth, engaging, and relaxed. I draw from various solution-focused practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR therapy, and Mindfulness training. I adapt my style and techniques to meet the unique needs of each individual.
“I am passionate about working with people to help create a happier and more fulfilled life. I believe that everyone has the potential create positive change despite adversity; we just need the tools to be able do so.”
My particular areas of interest and passion include, but are not limited to are
Working with older teens through to adults
Social and emotional difficulties
School and work difficulties
Routines and time management
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Masters of Clinical Counselling
Monday 9am – 4:30pmTuesday 9am – 1.30Wednesday 9am – 4:30pmThursday 9am – 1.30
The Owner of The Therapy Hub.
Welcome. I help teenagers and young adults who want to be happy, confident and live a meaningful life. Sometimes we’re weighed down by anxiety, stress, depression or trauma. Issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem can make life difficult to enjoy. This can often leave us feeling stuck.
Life can be tough. I totally understand, and I’m here to help. Together we’ll figure out who you are, who you want to be, and how to get you there. I incorporate a range of techniques such as ACT, CBT, EMDR and mindfulness in my work to support you in this process.
What else can I tell you about myself? I’m a little bit of a nerd and don’t take myself too seriously – life’s too short! I’m your classic animal lover, especially dogs. I really love the great outdoors – hiking and camping (expect I hate mosquitoes!)
My approach to therapy is direct, yet genuine and supportive. I have a sense of humour about myself, and I encourage my clients to adopt the same attitude. I am incredibly enthusiastic and I am excited to work together and create meaningful and lasting change in your life.
Everything we talk about is just between the people in the room (unless there are safety concerns, I’ll explain all that to you in our first session). Think of me as your trusted confidant. Someone who is ready to listen, never judge – but to also be honest with you in order to bring forward positive change
‘’I’m 100% invested in this process. I am passionate about helping people feel understood and heard. Overcome past painful experiences and helping couples and families increase connection with one another.’’
Working with adolescents and young adults
Gender and sexuality exploration
Working with Trauma & difficult life experiences
Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology), Monash University
Masters of Social Work (additional research year/ thesis) The University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma of Youth and Adolescent Mental Health , The University of Melbourne
Masters of Family Therapy, LaTrobe University
Member of the Australian Association of social workers
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Accredited ‘Tuning Into Teens’ Parenting Program Facilitator
Completed level 1 Gottman Method Couples training
Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Accredited Standard Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Sessions with Marie are $250 for 50 minutes
Some sessions may be eligible for Medicare rebates of $81.90
Couples Therapy sessions
$375 – Initial (75 minutes)
$250 – subsequent sessions (50 min )
Monday , Tuesday and Thursday
I am a registered counsellor. I have been working with adolescents, young adults and adults for over ten years.
I consider the role of counsellor to be a privilege. Humour is the biggest strength I bring to the counselling space.
I am particularly interested in Men’s mental health and strive to create a safe space for open discussions around feelings, emotions and challenges that men face. The quality of our working relationship has a significant impact on the counselling process. We will work collaboratively to help increase your self-awareness of your relationship with yourself and others and explore any obstacles preventing you from living your best life by helping you develop the skills to achieve it.
Although various counselling modalities exist, I will use a combination of approaches, including person-centred (client-led), solution-focused, and CBT.
At times you may laugh with me, and more often than not, you will laugh at me…but it’s all part of the fun. In my downtime, I enjoy a hike in the middle of nowhere, my martial arts class, drawing if I am not doing some woodwork or learning about the latest tech gadgets.
“We don’t know what we don’t know. That’s where counselling can help shed light on what we can change. As Andy Andrews said, ‘Every good thing that has happened in your life happened because something changed.'”
Family and Relationship issues
Dealing with change
Working with young people from CALD, migrant and refugee backgrounds
Bachelor of Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology
Safety and Stabilisation, Approach for complex trauma (Blue Knot Foundation)
Registrant of PACFA National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Building Foundations – Working Survivors of Sexual Assault (ECASA)
Fees start at $180
I’m a Social worker/Counsellor skilled in supporting teenagers and young adults to better understand their emotions while developing positive coping skills to navigate through life’s hurdles. I am also a qualified Careers Counsellor and can help with making future plans, kick-starting/changing careers and problem-solving study concerns.
A little about me – I love travelling! During COVID, I have been rediscovering my interest in ice skating and rollerblading. I also enjoy sci-fi and supernatural shows, Mexican food and boba.
Working with trauma & difficult childhood experiences
Panic attacks and other anxiety concerns
Low mood and depression
Bullying and discrimination
Career planning, transitions, or workplace issues
Bachelor of Social Work
Graduate Certificate of Careers Education and Development
Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers
I work at The Therapy Hub on Wednesdays.
Bachelor of Social Work
Grad. Cert. Developmental Trauma
Grad. Dip. Community Development
Masters of Clinical Family Therapy
Tuesday 2pm-8pm, Thursday 3pm-7pm