Mindfulness Retreat
Hepburn Springs
18-20 August 2017

To book for Maggie and Nik's third retreat together on the theme of Cultivating Joy, book now by clicking the link below that will take you to  Open Ground's website.


Couples Relationship Retreat
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
25-26 November 2017

To renew your relationship atMaggie and Linda Murrow's Relationship Retreat for couples, please contact Duncan Woodcock. 



Counselling Private Practice

Maggie’s Private Practice days and hours are Tuesdays (Rm 8) & Fridays (Rm 5), upstairs in the Geo Clarke Building, 203 Barker Street Castlemaine, between the hours of 9:30 – 4:30pm.   The cost of the 60-minute session is $140 for couples or $120 for individuals.  Please allow 90 minutes for the initial session.

Unfortunately, for privacy reasons, Maggie does not accept counselling referrals from Castlemaine residents.  Most clients travel from Bendigo, Daylesford, Maldon or elsewhere.

It  may take 2-6 weeks before Maggie is able to find a consistent appointment time for a new Couple, for her Couple's Counselling sessions. Please join her waiting list here. 

Individual clients who have a GP Mental Health Care Plan can claim 5-10 sessions per year, receiving about $75 back per session from Medicare.  

Maggie works part-time with no administrative support.  Please advise if you require receipts on the day of payment, in which case this will need to be done during the 60 minute session time.  Otherwise they will be emailed later, preferably in a block of several sessions.  If timely reply to an email hasn’t occurred, please text Maggie, on weekdays only, between the hours of 8am-6pm. 

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please text Maggie in advance, 24 hours or more beforehand if possible, so that someone else can take up that appointment time.  A late cancellation fee of $40 may be charged if less than 24 hours notice is provided. 

Payment for Counselling sessions is best made through direct deposit.

Account Name: Margaret O'Shea
Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account No: 145643953