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Registered Counsellor

Maria Naranjo Mendoza

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Maria is a warm, caring and compassionate counsellor who has a genuine passion to help and support people in need. Her previous volunteering roles visiting people with terminal illness and the elderly as well as doing social work with children living in poverty, have given her the perceptiveness and understanding towards various life challenges, which she approaches with optimism, empathy and an open-mind.Maria’s over 20 years’ professional experience in non-counselling fields in Australia and overseas, have given her the opportunity to learn and work with people from all walks of life, acknowledging their uniqueness, strengths, cultural diversity and different approaches to difficult situations.Maria’s approach to counselling is fundamentally person-centred where she meets you where you are and lets you guide your own healing journey. She primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy (NT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT). Maria’s faith has helped her overcome her own personal challenges; so, she is also eager to help her Christian clients incorporate their faith as a resource for healing.Maria migrated from Ecuador in 2009, she is married and has three beautiful boys who give her daily joy and happiness. She enjoys nature and spending time with her friends and family.Languages: English and SpanishReligion: ChristianSpecialisations: Trauma, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Pregnancy and Post-partum, Children counselling.Online/Phone: Yes


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