Marina Bakker is a competent, caring counsellor with over 25 years’ experience. She has an extensive professional counselling background in the non-profit, government and community sectors. Marina provides comprehensive therapeutic support to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.
Marina is committed to providing a nonjudgmental, confidential counselling environment for her clients. She assists clients at their own pace, and empowers them to identify and reach their goals. Marina helps her clients to recognise the core issues underlying their thoughts, emotions and behaviours. She also equips her clients 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 Multisystemic 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 Yarra