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In 1999, I found myself standing at a crossroads in life. It was a defining moment that required a leap of faith, a departure from my lucrative corporate career, and a profound dive into the realm of a health and wellness business. A big ask for a sole parent of two young children, but little did I know this decision would set me on a profound path of self-discovery and transformation that would shape my life's purpose.

My journey into the health and wellness industry was driven by a deep-seated understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma. This shadow from my past had woven its threads into my adult life, ultimately becoming the very key to my success as an empathic, compassionate, and intuitive therapist and healer. It was as if my own struggles had become the compass guiding me toward my true calling.

As an advocate for inspiring hope and transformation, I have dedicated myself to helping those who have experienced adversity and trauma in their lives. My mission is to gently empower my clients to navigate through their deepest pain, guiding them to emerge with newfound purpose, greater wisdom, heightened confidence, and a healthy mindset to support their daily living. Through our work together, they discover a harmonious connection with their desires and potential.

My passion for writing has allowed me to extend my reach and inspire thousands worldwide. Through articles and books that delve into the human and spiritual path, I strive to shed light on the transformative power of healing. My work has been recognised and published by esteemed platforms such as McGill Media, Simple Reminders, Sybil Magazine, and several professional journals. With three published books to my name, I continue to share my insights and experiences with the world.

My personal journey has served as the fuel for my heart and the catalyst for my purpose. Over the course of twenty-four years, my connection to my calling has grown stronger and deeper. I remain steadfast in holding a sacred and loving space for those who are ready to embark on their own journey of healing and flourishing.

I firmly believe that "when the heart knows, the mind follows". It is this unwavering belief in the power of the heart and its innate wisdom that guides me in my work and my life's mission. Through compassion, intuition, and a profound understanding of the human experience, I continue to inspire hope and transformation for all who seek healing and purpose on their path.

I look forward to supporting you on your journey. With love, Maria x

Registered Counsellor, Author, Speaker, Spiritual Mentor, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Teacher, and Intuitive Guide.




Qualifications, Training & Membership

  • 1999 - Meditation Teacher
  • 1999 - Reiki Practitioner Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • 2001 - Reiki Master Teacher Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • 2001 - Diploma in Counselling
  • 2002 - Spiritual Development Teacher
  • 2007 - ACT for Anxiety Disorders with John P. Forsyth PhD
  • 2008 - Acceptance & Commitment Therapist (ACT)
  • 2009 - Advanced ACT with Dr Russ Harris
  • 2014 - Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • 2014 - Certified Practitioner of Hypnoenergetics®
  • 2015 - Accredited Quantum Consciousness Facilitator
  • 2021 - Focused-Trauma ACT with Dr Russ Harris
  • 2023 - Clinical Applications of EFT (tapping) with Dr Peta Stapleton
  • 2024 – Accredited Ericksonian Hypnotherapist, Be Your Purpose Coaching NLPAA
  • 2024 – Accredited Life Coach, Be Your Purpose Coaching NLPAA
  • 2024 – Accredited NLP Practitioner, Be Your Purpose Coaching NLPAA

Other training including:

  • Numerous courses in Grief, Loss, Trauma & Mindfulness
  • First Aid Certificate & CPR
  • Working with Children's card

Member of:

  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Australian Association of Reiki Professionals
  • Australian Reiki Connections Inc

Meet Izzy, our beloved four-legged Zen Master, and the heart of our emotional support team. With her gentle nature, Izzy holds the honorary title of Director of Emotional Support in our practice.

Izzy's unique ability to create an atmosphere of tranquillity and comfort makes her an invaluable part of our counselling and healing sessions.

Whether offering a reassuring paw or simply providing a warm presence, Izzy has an innate talent for easing worries and bringing a sense of peace to those she encounters.

When not providing emotional support, Izzy enjoys leisurely walks, belly rubs, and napping near her humans.
Join us in welcoming Izzy ❤


In 1999, I found myself standing at a crossroads in life. It was a defining moment that required a leap of faith, a departure from my lucrative corporate career, and a profound dive into the realm of a health and wellness business. A big ask for a sole parent of two young children, but little did I know this decision would set me on a profound path of self-discovery and transformation that would shape my life's purpose.

My journey into the health and wellness industry was driven by a deep-seated understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma. This shadow from my past had woven its threads into my adult life, ultimately becoming the very key to my success as an empathic, compassionate, and intuitive therapist and healer. It was as if my own struggles had become the compass guiding me toward my true calling.

As an advocate for inspiring hope and transformation, I have dedicated myself to helping those who have experienced adversity and trauma in their lives. My mission is to gently empower my clients to navigate through their deepest pain, guiding them to emerge with newfound purpose, greater wisdom, heightened confidence, and a healthy mindset to support their daily living. Through our work together, they discover a harmonious connection with their desires and potential.

My passion for writing has allowed me to extend my reach and inspire thousands worldwide. Through articles and books that delve into the human and spiritual path, I strive to shed light on the transformative power of healing. My work has been recognised and published by esteemed platforms such as McGill Media, Simple Reminders, Sybil Magazine, and several professional journals. With three published books to my name, I continue to share my insights and experiences with the world.

My personal journey has served as the fuel for my heart and the catalyst for my purpose. Over the course of twenty-four years, my connection to my calling has grown stronger and deeper. I remain steadfast in holding a sacred and loving space for those who are ready to embark on their own journey of healing and flourishing.

I firmly believe that "when the heart knows, the mind follows". It is this unwavering belief in the power of the heart and its innate wisdom that guides me in my work and my life's mission. Through compassion, intuition, and a profound understanding of the human experience, I continue to inspire hope and transformation for all who seek healing and purpose on their path.

I look forward to supporting you on your journey. With love, Maria x

Registered Counsellor, Author, Speaker, Spiritual Mentor, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Teacher, and Intuitive Guide.

Qualifications, Training & Membership

  • 1999 - Meditation Teacher
  • 1999 - Reiki Practitioner Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • 2001 - Reiki Master Teacher Usui Shiki Ryoho
  • 2001 - Diploma in Counselling
  • 2002 - Spiritual Development Teacher
  • 2007 - ACT for Anxiety Disorders with John P. Forsyth PhD
  • 2008 - Acceptance & Commitment Therapist (ACT)
  • 2009 - Advanced ACT with Dr Russ Harris
  • 2014 - Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • 2014 - Certified Practitioner of Hypnoenergetics®
  • 2015 - Accredited Quantum Consciousness Facilitator
  • 2021 - Focused-Trauma ACT with Dr Russ Harris
  • 2023 - Clinical Applications of EFT (tapping) with Dr Peta Stapleton
  • 2024 – Accredited Ericksonian Hypnotherapist, Be Your Purpose Coaching NLPAA
  • 2024 – Accredited Life Coach, Be Your Purpose Coaching NLPAA
  • 2024 – Accredited NLP Practitioner, Be Your Purpose Coaching NLPAA

Other training including:

  • Numerous courses in Grief, Loss, Trauma & Mindfulness
  • First Aid Certificate & CPR
  • Working with Children's card

Member of:

  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Australian Association of Reiki Professionals
  • Australian Reiki Connections Inc

Meet Izzy, our beloved four-legged Zen Master, and the heart of our emotional support team. With her gentle nature, Izzy holds the honorary title of Director of Emotional Support in our practice.

Izzy's unique ability to create an atmosphere of tranquillity and comfort makes her an invaluable part of our counselling and healing sessions.

Whether offering a reassuring paw or simply providing a warm presence, Izzy has an innate talent for easing worries and bringing a sense of peace to those she encounters.

When not providing emotional support, Izzy enjoys leisurely walks, belly rubs, and napping near her humans.
Join us in welcoming Izzy ❤

Supporting Our Community

One of the most important aspects of community is to ensure we support and care for each other. Below are the three causes close to my heart:

Animal Aid - As an animal lover, I understand how they can, and do, enhance our lives in many wonderful ways. Our domestic animals need to be cherished and nurtured as part of our family. Find out more here.

Make A Wish Foundation - I had the pleasure of being a volunteer for a period of time. This organisation is for the benefit of children who have life threatening medical conditions. They grant wishes specifically requested by the child giving hope, strength and a little joy to all those involved. Family, friends and volunteers all benefit from the smile and delight of the child receiving the gift. I personally feel these beautiful children have an amazing strength and resilience, and teach us so much about the human spirit. Find out more here.

Scope - For people with a disability. Personally I have been a volunteer with the intellectually disabled from the age of 16 and worked for a number of years raising funds for Cooinda Hill in Gippsland. I continue to work with, and feel blessed in the presence of those with disabilities. People with disabilities have so much to share and teach us, and it was Charlotte my cerebral palsy client, who encouraged me to leave the corporate life, and work in Reiki full time. She kindly said, "Maria I am your messenger and this is the path you must travel". I listened, and I have never looked back, and will be forever grateful for her sharing this message. Find out more here.


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