Marion has over 15 years counselling experience, working in a variety of different environments and with a wide range of people and a broad range of mental health issues and life experiences.
Additionally, as a mature aged woman, Marion brings a wealth of life experience to her work, making her empathetic, understanding and able to recognise and relate to the experiences of her clients.
Marion works in a very wholistic way, incorporating the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions. She believes that an integrated therapeutic approach, considering the ‘whole’ person, works best to enable an individual to resolve issues, and restore balance.
Her work is informed by a breadth of Western and Eastern theories and philosophies, from neuroscience to meditative mindfulness.
The connections between brain, mind and body as expressions of our human emotional experience remain for Marion a source of fascination and inspiration. In this vein, as well as psychology, she has studied widely, incorporating the teachings of kinesiology, reiki and physiology in her work.
A particular area of interest is that of childhood trauma and its effects. Any trauma can have negative impacts on a person’s life; but childhood trauma often has particularly long-lasting and pervasive effects, creating difficulties in a range of life domains. It effects how the adult functions emotionally. Human emotions, our experience of them, our fear of them, our early learnings about them, and our expression of them, are central to the way that Marion works. The importance of this work is being demonstrated by research, which shows that some level of emotional dysfunction underlies most, if not all, mental health problems.
Marion offers a number of different treatment options that include,
but are not limited to:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Schema Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Trauma Model Therapy
The use of multiple therapeutic approaches as required within a therapy session, can be very beneficial to the patient.
Marion holds registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA), and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is accredited under Medicare, Worksafe Victoria and TAC. She undertakes regular professional development training as required to retain registration, and engages in regular professional supervision.