By Appointment, Mount Riverview, NSW, 2774
HOLISTIC PSYCHOLOGY incorporating WESTERN PSYCHOLOGY, MEDITATION, ENERGETIC HEALING, offering a WEALTH of THERAPIES and TECHNIQUES
Marlies is a registered psychologist and psychotherapist who is skilled and experienced in a broad range of areas. She provides counselling and psychotherapy support for adults, couples and adolescent clients who feel in need of support. She also assists clients in the process of self-development work. She is trained to work with children and provides parenting support. Based on a thorough assessment of the client’s situation and individual needs, she designs a comprehensive action and treatment plan to instill hope and facilitate change. Her practice is located in Mount Riverview. Marlies believes in promoting self-esteem, motivation and self-mastery skills and puts a strong focus on identifying a client’s strengths and resources. Counselling and therapy work is based on development of a trusting relationship and strict adherence to confidentiality. A relaxed and secure environment is facilitated to comfortably discuss and process private topics. Marlies takes a holistic and eclectic approach to cater for client’s personal needs and preferences. She uses evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness in her sessions and a wide range of techniques with practice-based evidence. The latter include a solution-focused and a Choice Theory approach, Focusing, Gestalt and Emotional Freedom Technique. She also offers Narrative and Sand Play therapy, Brain Gym and Bush and Bach Flower Remedies and is specialized in teaching relaxation and mediation and incorporates Inner Space Techniques (IST) into her work.
Prior to making an appointment, you are welcome to contact Marlies to ask questions about her services and how she might be able to help you.
SESSIONS. Marlies takes great care to facilitate a relaxed and secure environment in which you can feel safe and trustworthy to discuss and process private topics. Part of the initial session is a comprehensive assessment which involves getting to know you, discussing your desired outcome and formulating goals and a treatment plan in collaboration with you. Marlies takes a holistic, broad approach when working with clients. Part of the treatment plan may consist of identifying small and manageable changes in your life that have the potential to increase wellness and to support the progress of matters you are dealing with. Marlies will encourage you to engage in a process of self-discovery to gain self-mastery skills and increased resilience to life's challenges. Sessions will involve a mixture of strategies depending on the issues you are facing. Session times are 1 hour for counselling sessions and up to 1.5 hours for psychotherapy and ISIS sessions. The initial interview may take longer. FEES: Fees are $ 120 for a 1 hour session and $ 160 for 1 ½ hour sessions. Concessions apply if you are not working, are a student or on a pension or may be negotiated in special cases.
HEALTH FUNDS: If you have ancillary benefits for psychology with your health fund you are able to claim your consultations. MEDICARE REBATE: If you have a referral from your GP you can claim a rebate of $80.20 for up to 18 sessions within a year. If you are 16 years or older and you or your parents are health care card holders and your GP is registered with the Blue Mountains or Hawkesbury Access to Allied Health Project, you will be eligible for bulk-billing under this scheme. When you book your appointment with your GP you need to tell the receptionist to make a long appointment for a Health Care Plan (Item 2710) to ensure your GP has enough time to complete a short questionnaire to qualify you for Medicare benefits. QUALIFICATIONS: BA Teaching & Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Certificate of School Counselling, Certified Rudolf Steiner Teacher, Certified Extra Lesson Teacher and Associate Member of APS.