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"At times we all get stuck and need some help.

My aim is to support people explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and understand their triggers. Through this process people grow to be their true selves."


About Maryanne

Maryanne is a highly regarded and accomplished counsellor who is passionate about supporting the growth and personal development of her clients. Maryanne holds membership with the Australian Counselling Association and is driven by seeing clients overcome the challenges they face, finding happiness, and creating a better and more peaceful future.

Maryanne is respectful of her clients, their views, and understands that everyone is unique, as is their situation. Maryanne’s approach to counselling is based on building trust as she believes that truly knowing her clients leads to successful outcomes. Maryanne works with her clients to help them find their strengths, recognise their true qualities, triggers, resources and supports. With a person-centred approach, Maryanne then empowers and encourages her clients to explore what they want, where they are in their life, and where they want to be. Maryanne helps them identify their goals, develop strategies and solutions and is there to provide support, guidance, reassurance, and positivity.

All clients are diverse and so sessions are tailored by Maryanne to each person and their individual needs and desired outcomes. She uses a mix of evidence-based modalities during sessions, including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness exercises, trauma informed techniques, somatic-based interventions, and expressive therapies. Using these techniques, Maryanne empowers her clients understand and make sense of their situation so that they may free themselves from the weight they may have been carrying around, achieve personal growth and identify a way forward for a happier future.


In addition to my Counselling qualifications, I have undertaken further studies including:


  • Grief and Loss Counselling

  • Expressive Therapies Counselling

  • Child and Adolescents Counselling

  • Trauma Informed Coach - The Centre for Healing

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP): Evidence-based CBT Skills for Anxiety Treatment

  • Complex Trauma Certification Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) with Janina Fisher

  • Trauma Treatment Certification - EMDR, CBT and Somatic-based Interventions to move clients from Surviving to Thriving with Ariel Schwartz

  • EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing

  • The Vagus Nerve Miracle

  • Anxiety Disorders:  Recognising, Understanding and Responding

  • Empowering People to Manage their own Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings (Mental Health Academy)

  • Social Determinants of Suicide (Mental Health Academy)

  • Suicide Bereavement:  Supporting Those Bereaved by Suicide (Mental Health Academy)

  • Art Life Coach

  • Trauma and Mental Health (MHPOD)

  • Cultural Counselling Therapy - Mindfulness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

  • Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy

Acknowledgement to Country

ZAR Wellness would like to acknowledge Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and conduct our business. We value the cultures, identities and continuing spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive.

"Mental health is just as important as physical health and deserves the same quality of support"

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