Master of Counselling
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Bachelor of Education
Marina Bakker is an insightful and focused counsellor with over 25 years’ experience. She has an extensive professional counselling background which arms her with the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic support to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families, with a wide range of concerns.
Marina is committed to providing a nonjudgmental, supportive counselling environment for her clients. She guides and empowers clients to identify and reach their goals. Marina helps her clients to recognise the core issues underlying their thoughts, emotions and behaviours and equips each person with effective techniques and strategies to overcome life’s challenges. By dealing with emotional barriers and personal concerns in an open and honest collaborative way, genuine positive change can occur.
Marina uses best-practice, evidence-based therapeutic approaches to facilitate practical and lasting change for her clients. She has advanced training in a range of counselling methods, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Multi-systemic Family Therapy. Marina is deeply dedicated to helping her clients improve their relationships, outlook on life and overall wellbeing.
Marina Bakker has appointments available in the following location: South Melbourne
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