• Counselling sessions available via skype, phone, video messenger or email while you sit privately in the comfort of your own home, in your own time.
     

  • Integrated counselling style collaboratively aimed at assisting each client to seek clarity about life issues or live with Mental Health concerns.
     

  • Optional counselling sessions can be made face to face if within a reasonable distance from Brisbane city, Queensland, Australia.   
     

  • Arrange a session via email - please click on "Contact" tab.
     

  • Qualified Counsellor with a Graduate Diploma in Counselling via the Australian College of Applied Psychology ( ACAP).
     

  • Level 1 Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
     

  • Evidence and strengths based approaches enabling me to work with a range of issues including self-management and coping strategies for:
     

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Suicidal Ideation

    • Grief and Loss

    • Identity Issues

    • Relationship Concerns 

    • Loneliness and Isolation

    • Work Issues

    • Stress

    • Self-harm

    • Trauma and Impacts 

    • Life Balance

 

Testimonial

"Madonna has a very professional approach and was able to connect with me on a personal and understanding level. More to the point, Madonna gave me the feeling that she actually cared.

Her 'follow up' process is outstanding.

If your personal difficulties in life are getting on top of you, which they were for me, then I would recommend contacting Madonna.

Without seeming melodramatic, if it was not for Madonna's intervention at my lowest point, I probably would not be here today.

Remember, 'one day at a time'."

SR - male, 2017/2018

Anything Is Possible

Sometimes in life we can feel overwhelmed by circumstances and what our inner voice is telling us.  This voice can become our best friend or worst enemy. Let me assist you in taking you to a place where you can achieve, step by step, your short and long-term life goals.  I am not referring to a quick fix, but a journey of discovery and belief that ‘Anything is possible’ within realistic life goals if you believe it can be and are prepared to do the work to get there.

 
 

Empowered Self- Belief

“We are who we think we are.  Who we think we are, we become.” This concept of setting your own self-fulfilling prophecy is, I believe, the beginning of getting to where you want to be or preventing yourself from reaching your life dreams.   Allow me to assist you in reminding you or discovering what has helped you to achieve your life goals so far or is hindering you and preventing you from achieving them.  Collaboratively, we can build on your self-belief, make plans and ways to act to allow you to achieve your goals or dreams. 

 

Live More Peacefully

Life is about living each day as best as we can.  Within the realities of life are joyful, fun, happy, sad, exciting, challenging and surprising experiences.  If you find yourself living mostly on the edge, sad, depressed or anxious please allow me to assist you in finding a peaceful way to manage the realities and ups and downs of life. 

 

Maintain Inner Strength

As we go about living in the present, working at achieving our goals,  or getting through our day, week, month or year we go forwards and, at times, circumstances can make us feel like we are going backwards.  By allowing me to encourage you to find strategies to maintain your inner strength, these set backs can become learning opportunities in life enabling you to keep going forward and get to where you want to be.