Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy Melbourne
With Marion Miller
Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy is helpful for people seeking support with their challenges, finding their inner wisdom & navigating their own healing pathway. My approach is compassionate, client centred & non-directive. My sessions include the body, mind, behavioural, social & whole experience in the therapeutic process.
I provide a safe space for reflective self-discovery & can help you get unstuck & find movement. Process traumas & gain a deeper awareness of your unconscious patterns & be less reactive. Reduce stress, anxiety & rumination, find greater sense of ease, choice & integration. Develop a mindful relationship with yourself, others & life as a whole.
I believe each of us has a unique story, a capacity to live in the present & contribute to making a meaningful future. I'm passionate about helping you discover your authentic life pathway. To find out more about counselling & psychotherapy in Melbourne or online schedule an introductory call or make a booking online.
Find Your Focus for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Self-acceptance, self-belief & self-compassion.
Overcome an overactive inner critic
Developing safety, trust in relationships
Understanding your thoughts & emotions
Reducing stress, anxiety & burn out recovery
Healing the mind body connection & wholeness
Navigate difficult relationships & conflict
Trauma from injustice or sexual abuse
Emotional healing & understanding your nervous system
Finding your balance & sustaining your energy
Working with spirituality & belonging
Dance, creative arts & expressive freedom
Eco connection, nature & your inner wilderness
Cultivating more joy, compassion & wisdom
Navigating grief, loss & broken heartedness
What approaches do I use in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Exploring the interconnection of the body mind; holistic counselling draws from my training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), studies in Buddhist psychology, mindfulness neuroscience, attachment theory, eco-therapy, psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, mindful self-compassion (MSC), cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma informed mindfulness & counselling & mindful movement (Yoga & Dance).
My trauma-informed approach to holistic counselling & psychotherapy works with the whole experience including cognitive, emotional, social, physiological and environmental factors. The process offers you integrative mind body connection, having more emotional ease with the past & insight in the present. I do not pathologise mental health conditions or human development but rather view them in a biopsychosocial lens & context.
Sessions explore your inner experience in mindfulness practice, role playing, inquiry, creative journalling, movement/posture & through the lens of compassion, equanimity & your natural wisdom. I am confident using both top-down (cognitive-behavioural) and bottom-up (body-centred/somatic) integrative approaches. I believe humans have the capacity in their own body mind, to heal the past, feel alive in the present and to create their future.
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder
Founder | Holistic Counsellor & Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR), Leadership & Life Coach,
My approach combines three practices of coaching, mindfulness & counselling. My strengths are in providing perspective, creative, compassionate & wise counsel in my relationships with clients. I work dynamically with the whole person seeking to align & integrate the mind, body, heart & spirit. I believe everyone has an authentic potential to discover & develop.
I am trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Counselling & Psychotherapy & Professional Coaching. I have had a private practice for over 15 years & have worked extensively with organisations. I merge the latest evidence-based approaches, coaching psychology, western psychodynamic, creative arts therapies & ancient wisdom traditions to help you heal, grow and transform your personal & professional life. You can read more about me here.
"I came to Marion to do the 8 week Mindfulness course to help understand and see if I could improve a work environment that was quite stressful. Marion gave me the tools to deal with conflict in the workplace and to manage my stress, through assertiveness and various types of meditation. This was also assisted via her honest feedback on the work scenarios’ that I discussed in the sessions.
The course gave me more confidence to tackle tricky situations and to be more self assertive.
It also helped me become aware of the things that really matter in my life.I definitely would recommend this program to anyone that would like assistance through a challenging time."
"Marion is a warm, welcoming and empathetic professional and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on specific areas of concern in my life. After completing the 8-week mindful based coaching I am now less stressed and feel my life is more well-rounded and balanced. I have gained valuable tools and skills to assist me in working through future challenges in all areas of my life. I found that regular sessions, working through the program and the meditation practice incorporated into the program, gave me clarity about my needs and desires, and assisted me in maintaining boundaries to stay true to my authentic self."
Horse Trainer & Bee Keeper
"Marion is a very skilled person who had the ability of understanding and support me through a12 week journey. Marion has helped me to visualise with more clarity my life path, my strengths and my goals. Marion is also a mindfulness coach and she has introduced me to the meditation practice which is now became part of my daily routine. I highly recommend Marion to all those people who want to boost the quality of life."