Underpinning everything is compassion
I have a deep passion and respect for the innate wisdom in all of us. As your counsellor, my intention is to walk alongside you and hold a safe, compassionate and healing space where you are supported to reflect, heal and grow.
Together, we will explore and find solutions to what’s really happening in your life and what brings you to counselling.
I hold a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy as well as additional studies in grief and loss, trauma, group work and existentialism. I’ve also completed a Master of Management (Community) and am able to draw on 30+ years experience working with and supporting people in a range of roles and organisations.
I welcome diversity and provide a safe space for anyone seeking counselling.
Compassion is the cornerstone of my approach. In an environment of compassion, awareness can emerge, healing can take place and growth can flourish. Combined together, this leads to transformation of feelings, beliefs and behaviour.
“As you journey on, may you embrace more fully who you are, and who you might yet become.” – Maggie Hamilton
“Psychotherapy is a powerful process.
We emerge with a stronger sense of who we are in our body,
mind, heart and soul.
We gather skills to help us move with less fear through the fires of life.
We create a firm foundation that can support our talents, endeavours, relationships and quests.” – Elizabeth Lesser
When we share our story with another person, we enter into a sacred space. And as with all sacred spaces, we need to approach gently, listen deeply and hold respect.
How psychotherapy and counselling can help you…
The perfect starting place is supportive and open conversation.
There are times when it can be helpful to talk to someone who is independent and outside of our family and friend network. Someone who understands how hard it is to open up and is there to listen.
Psychotherapy provides space and support to explore what is happening in your life and to find your own solutions. It is an opportunity to: heal pain and trauma; identify and reshape habits which no longer serve you; and re-discover and express more of who you truly are.
Questions which often bring people to counselling are:
- Who am I? Where do I belong? Why am I so unhappy in my life?
- Relationship and communication challenges.
- Trauma and past painful experiences.
- Death of a loved one, including beloved pets.
- Navigating fertility/infertility.
- Loss of a job or dissatisfaction with work.
I’ll walk with you as you explore, overcome obstacles, grow your awareness and experience of yourself and your life. I will support you to find balance and connection and celebrate the steps you take towards living more of the life you desire.
“The familiar life horizon has been outgrown:
The old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit;
The time for the passing of a threshold is at hand.” – Joseph Campbell
Areas of interest
These are some of my specific areas of interest and continue to evolve, so please reach out regardless.
Being human means being in relationship – with ourselves, others and the world around us. As with all living things, relationships need love, care and attention in order to stay healthy and thrive. It is important to nurture the relationship with ourselves as we work on growing our relationships with others.
Grief and Loss
The death of a person or beloved pet, or the end of a relationship or job can be painful, confronting and confusing. Our grief has the potential to challenge our beliefs about who we are and how the world ‘should’ be. A safe, compassionate counselling space can be of support as we make sense of our grief and loss, and find our way forward in life.
Society places a great deal of importance on partnering and having children. Finding ourselves childless by circumstances can leave us uncertain about who we are and where we fit in the world. Taking time to grieve the loss and reconnect with ourselves can help us reconnect with who we are and redefine what we want for ourselves.
“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi
It’s important to find the psychotherapist or counsellor that you are comfortable with. I welcome the opportunity to chat and answer any questions you may have.
Email me at hello @mariemooney.com.au
Call me on 0419 496 426
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Psychotherapy and counselling from a place of compassion and understanding.
For a free consultation, call 0419 496 426
Earlwood, Inner West Sydney
Online from anywhere in Australia
Sessions available face-to-face or on online.
I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which I live and work and pay my respects to Elders past and present.