Holistic counselling is for people seeking to feel more balance, insight, creativity & connection in their lives. The body mind is a naturally self-organising system & given the right conditions & holistic support you can experience healing, change & growth. My approach works with cognition, emotions, social learning & your physiology.
I offer you a self-discovery pathway for integrating the mind body, having more ease with the past & insight in the present. Reduce stress, anxiety & depression, build your sense of self compassion & cognitive flexibility. Identify emotional triggers, regulate your nervous system & breakthrough barriers to conscious & self-aware growth.
I have had a life long mindfulness practice, done extensive training in counselling, mindfulness & coaching. I have been in private practice for over 15 years. To find out more about holistic counselling in Melbourne or online schedule an introductory call or fill in the intake form & book online.
What are your counselling goals?
Discovering mind body connection
Build confidence & unshakable self-belief
Cultivating a calm, clear & focussed mind
Developing body awareness & positive body image
Developing a regular meditation & movement practice
Developing interpersonal safety & trust
Navigate difficult relationships & conflict mindfully
Working with trauma, processing & social injustice
Uncovering subconscious & develop insight
Growth mindset, self-belief & stretching comfort zones
Reduce stress, anxiety, depression & rumination
Working energetically with emotion
Spirituality, ancestry & belonging
Understanding your nervous system activation & triggers
Creativity, courage & freedom
Work/life balance, energy & sustainable wellness
Cultivating compassion, equanimity & wisdom
What approaches do I use in Holistic Counselling?
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. Informed also by training in mindfulness neuroscience, attachment theory, eco-therapy, psychodynamic theories, mindful self-compassion (MSC), trauma informed mindfulness & counselling, polyvagal theory & Mindful movement (Yoga & Dance). Sessions explore your inner experience in mindfulness practice, role playing, inquiry, creative journalling, movement & through the lens of compassion, equanimity & your natural wisdom.
I am confident using both top-down (cognitive-behavioural) and bottom-up (body-centred) integrative approaches.
Who is Holistic Counselling for?
The holistic counselling sessions are for people who are seeking a holistic approach to personal development; for clarity, meaning and growth. It's a non-directive, empathic, compassionate & gentle approach to inner work. Perhaps you've tried many other approaches & looking for a supportive relationship & sustaining life pathway to help you grow, heal & transform your life.
Contact me to book an introductory call!
Kind Words from Clients
Tess Milne | Interior Designer
"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."
Wendy Fayad | Restaurant Owner | Counsellor | Student
"When I first approached Marion I felt extremely helpless career-wise and lost in terms of the direction my life was heading. Marion helped me practice mindfulness; increased my self-awareness and boosted my resilience. After only 8 sessions with Marion, I developed a sense of confidence that enabled me to apply myself to all situations, which has encouraged me to enrol in the degree I always wanted to do. Thank you so much Marion for all your support. You care for your clients truly and faithfully and I am so honoured to have had someone so wise and compassionate as my personal coach."-
Caitlin | Uni Student
"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."
Richard Harrison | CTO | Bueno
"Marion is an incredibly talented and insightful coach who helped me become a more resilient, balanced and mindful person. During our sessions, I learned how to meditate effectively and developed strategies to help cope with life’s ups and downs - both are now an essential part of my everyday existence. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to reset their work/life balance, learn mindfulness and improve their leadership skills."