Counselling Private Practice

Please note, Maggie is currently fully booked. Limited new referrals may be considered from people who have completed one or more of her foundational trainings or retreats.

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’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 a 60-minute session is $150 for couples or $130 for individuals.  Please allow 90 minutes for the initial session. The cost for this longer session is $180.

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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