Diploma of Counselling
Mental Health First Aid
Maria is a professional and solution-focused counsellor, and member of the Australia Counselling Association who is very passionate and dedicated to providing a safe space of support for her clients. She has experience supporting adults, couples, and adolescents and has worked with individuals and couples across a broad range of topics and concerns.
Maria prides herself on being warm, engaging and outcome focused and shows genuine and empathic support and concern. Having travelled extensively, she is culturally aware which enhances her counselling services when working with diversity. Maria is committed to helping her clients achieve the goals they identify during therapy and enhance the meaning and value in their lives. Maria engages collaboratively with her clients to address presenting issues and explores options so they may leave her counselling session with the tools, resources and support to move forward towards a place of empowerment.
Maria believes that all her clients are unique, and therefore she tailors her sessions to assess and address the specific needs and concerns of each client, according to their situation. Using an integrative approach when working with her clients, Maria predominantly operates from a person-centred counselling approach. However, she also draws aspects from Narrative Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In your sessions with Maria, she will hold space and walk alongside you, and support you on your journey to a rich and rewarding life.
Maria Souza has appointments available in the following location: Nundah
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