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A little more about me

On a personal level…

How I see the world has been shaped by my loves, losses, work, studies, friendships, travels and adventures. My personal experiences of grief, loss and childlessness have a profound impact on how I approach life and the business of living.

I seek refuge and restoration in nature and divide my time between the Blue Mountains and Sydney. As humans, we have an inherent need to connect with nature. Nature connection improves our physical and mental health, decreases our stress levels and improves recovery from illness. Pottering in the garden, yoga and reading are my other sources of inspiration and community.

What else about me? I’m an amateur photographer. Animal lover. Plant nerd. Music lover. Very slow reader. Poetry and quote collector.

Marie Mooney Psychotherapist and Counsellor

This quote reminds me that through painful experiences can come new awareness which in turn gives us more options and choices.

Memberships and Qualifications

PACFA Reg. Provisional 26587
Accredited Griefline Counsellor

>> Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy, Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney. I continue to deepen my therapeutic skills with studies in grief and loss, trauma, group work and existentialism.I love learning and value the opportunity to extend my knowledge and skills.

>> Master of Management (Community), UTS, Sydney. My interest has been in supporting people to grow their skills and do their best work, and in strengthening organisational practices, communication and culture.

>> Bachelor of Arts (Welfare), WSU was a wonderful beginning in the area of supporting people and strengthening communities.


My therapeutic approach is informed by:

  • Rogers Person Centred Therapy – honouring the knowledge, skills and wisdom in each of us
  • Somatic practices, including Focusing – tuning into the wisdom and experience of the body
  • Internal Family Systems Theory – working with the different parts of ourselves
  • Existentialism – questions of life, death, freedom, choice, meaning and purpose
  • Ecotherapy – incorporating the therapeutic, restorative and healing influence of nature.

I draw on my 30+ years experience providing services to adolescents and families, and working in organisations in a range of roles from leadership, program development and management, strategic planning, staff supervision and training.




“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul.” – Carl Jung

Finding life inspiration everywhere…

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.