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Magda Keates

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Magda is an experienced clinical counsellor and psychotherapist (ACA Level 4), a registered accredited supervisor for counsellors (ACACOS) and an accredited social worker (AASW). Magda is currently busy with her doctoral studies in Counselling and Mental Health. She is the founder of Active-Counselling, a professional, friendly, and affordable private practice in Thornlands, 28km from Brisbane, Australia.Magda provides counselling to children, adolescents, and adults. No GP referral is needed.Magda has provided counselling support to children and adolescents suffering from most anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, anger, trauma, bullying, loss and grief (e.g. parental separation, divorce, death of a family member or pet), video game addiction (VGA), school avoidance, low self-esteem, non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm), and suicidal ideation.Magda has supported various adults with anxiety and depression, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, anger management, stress management, low self-esteem, perfectionism, loneliness, and abuse.Counselling is not a "one-size-fits-all" style, because each person is unique, so a distinct treatment plan is developed for each individual client. Research shows that many clients do better with a choice of "doing" activities, not just “passive” talking. Therefore, Magda uses evidence-based psychological approaches and Expressive Therapies, which include activities, such as art, music, writing, drama, movement, play, visualisation, and relaxation techniques, to enhance the effectiveness of engagement and therapeutic outcomes.Previously, Magda worked in various settings, including government organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs), community mental health specialising in diversity, private hospitals, aged-care, primary and secondary schools.Confidential, local, and international counselling and supervision sessions are available through face-to-face meetings, by telephone or via Zoom/Teams.All inquiries and appointments can be made by· Text message: 0403 518 733 or· E-mail: magda.keates@gmail.comMagda is registered with several Private Health Fund Providers for rebates.For more information, visit




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