Welcome. I’m Marissa.

Holistic counselling and therapy

It’s so lovely to meet you here!

I’m thrilled to be offering holistic therapy and counselling services from Knead Massage in the Brisbane CBD on Fridays each week between 8:30am and 4:30pm as well as Zoom or phone counselling sessions by request.

I’m a mature-age, Australian Counselling Association registered and holistically trained counsellor, creative therapist and dream worker with a passion for guiding and mentoring other beautiful humans as they undertake their own journeys of self-discovery, growth, reconnection and thriving. I’m so looking forward to supporting you to experience more joy, fulfilment, ease and wellbeing in your life.

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  +417 417 750

My therapeutic approach

I work from a humanistic, trauma-informed and holistic therapeutic framework that sees you, the client, as more than just the sum of your parts and as an empowered and active participant in your own growth and transformation. 

My approach is deeply founded in my belief and experience that the most meaningful, lasting and transformative changes involve working with our whole being – mind, body, spirit/essence/truth (whatever you understand that to be). 

As your counsellor and mentor, I will draw on a range of therapeutic techniques and processes tailored to you and your needs, but you will always be in the drivers seat.  You may opt solely for a more traditional talk-based counselling style, with the option to explore other therapeutic ways of engaging always available to you if or when you choose.

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Therapeutic processes and modalities

In my holistic counselling and therapy practice, I draw on a range of modalities and therapeutic processes to suit the needs and preferences of individual clients, including:

Talk-based counselling

Traditional talk-based counselling from a strengths and growth perspective aimed at helping you to work through personal difficulties or challenging life transitions as well as identifying, understanding and untangling unhelpful or limiting beliefs that may be contributing to personal suffering and psychological symptoms.

Stepping stones life mentoring and behaviour activation

In the spirit of self-discovery, my Stepping Stones approach will help you to identify your strengths, passions and purpose and support you to set and work towards meaningful life goals and behavioural change with a balance of compassion and accountability.

Embodied processes

Using the somatic and felt (embodied) sense to assist with processing and integrating emotional experiences, to help activate the parasympathetic response and to help shift habitual emotional reactivity or holding. Working with gentle body awareness and exploration processes as well as expressive movement and vocalisation practices. 

Art therapy and creative therapy

Drawing on creative and art therapy practices for emotional processing, integration and release, as well as for facilitating self-discovery and powerful emotional and cognitive insights.

Dream Work

Working with your dreams and dream fragments using Jungian and depth approaches to help you harvest the rich insights, wisdom and messages from your unconscious offered to you through your dreams.

Mindfulness and active imagination processes

Using mindfulness, guided visualisation and active imagination processes as a tool for managing (and reducing) symptoms as well as to explore and gather deep insights into the self, specific issues, relationships or dreams. 

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Take some time out to nurture yourself

We all benefit from a deep attending to our needs yet they are often the very things we neglect when we’re busy, overly-taxed, depleted or struggling to cope.

Counselling is a gift of care, love and wellness that you give to yourself.

My holistic approach to our sessions extends to the experience you have when you’re here. While counselling is never a passive or effortless process, and you are always in the driver’s seat, I always want you to feel as relaxed and nourished as possible while you’re undertaking this brave and enriching journey. We serve Pukka organic herbal teas so you can enjoy a warm cup during our session

Please provide your tea of choice from our menu with your booking if you wish!

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Holistic counselling and art therapy

Pricing and Bookings

Initial Sessions & Depth Work

75 minutes
Initial and Longer Sessions

$109.00

Includes a voucher for a complimentary 15 minute seated massage at Knead for new clients

(VALUED at $22.00)

Ideal for initial sessions and a deeper dive into self over a longer period of time. I will work with you to identify purpose and goals for your life, for relationship or behavioural transformation as well as to help you to understand, untangle and engage therapeutically with personal challenges and unhelpful patterns. These longer 75 minutes sessions include depth work, transpersonal and creative therapy processes tailored to you.

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Stepping Stones Standard Session

60 minutes
Standard and ongoing sessions

$89.00

Ideal for ongoing sessions to support you through shorter term as well as more persistent personal and mental health challenges, and to work towards achieving meaningful life goals and personal transformations. You will gain rich and powerful insights into yourself, past behavioural and relationship patterns as well as the possibilities for living a joyful life in alignment with your unique personal truth, gifts and callings. Standards sessions will be talk-based with integrated processes where appropriate.

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Zoom Video Sessions

60 minutes
Zoom or Phone Counselling
(Mon – Thurs weekdays by request)

$89.00

Primarily talk-based counselling sessions over zoom video or phone with the integration of some (limited) holistic processes where appropriate. Ideal for ongoing sessions to support you through shorter term as well as more persistent personal and mental health challenges with the convenience of and to work towards achieving meaningful life goals and personal transformations. You will gain rich and powerful insights into yourself, past behavioural and relationship patterns as well as the possibilities for living a joyful life in alignment with your unique personal truth, gifts and callings. 

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Bookings & enquiries form

I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below to make an enquiry or to request a session booking, or call 0417417750.

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Learn more about Knead Massage

Simply browse our services to find what’s right for you, alternatively pick up the phone and give us a call. We love to help our customers find the best solutions for their health.

Opening Hours

Level 3, 233 Albert Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

T: 07 3003 0801

Mon & Tues 7.30am - 7.30pm
Wed - Fri 7.30am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm