Counselling Private Practice

Maggie is a Mental Health Social Worker, registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers.  She also has a Masters in Relationship & Couple Counselling (from La Trobe University, in partnership with Bouverie Family Institute & Relationships Australia). This included a one-year part-time supervised counselling internship with Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) in Kew. She has also completed a Masters in History, with her Arts Degree including 2 years of Honours Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Maggie continues to receive professional clinical couple supervision from Linda Murrow, previously head of RAV’s couple counselling training.  Linda is an accredited EFT Couple Therapist, and an incredibly skilled, experienced and inspiring mentor in the couple world.  She and Maggie will be offering workshops and retreats for couples, beginning in 2017 with a June retreat in Fiji.  [To find out more about this Retreat or Register, please click this link?]

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 $150 for couples or $130 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.

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. 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 $50 may be charged if less than 24 hours notice is provided. 

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