My Approach & Philosophy
Mariemma is a qualified Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
She has experience working with people of all ages, all life stages including culturally diverse background. She works in a caring, non-judgemental, and compassionate manner. She provides culturally responsive therapy and consider how client’s behaviours and decisions may be guided by their cultural values and beliefs. She uses a holistic approach by bringing range of client centred therapeutic approaches which are relational, and emotion focused.
Mariemma enjoys working with people from all life spans. She helps people to overcome challenges in their life including struggles to managing emotions and adjust to cultural shifts. She believes ‘one size does not fit for all’ and that everyone is unique and thereby individualised treatment plan for each one. She helps people to reach into their potential by achieving goals and creating a life meaningful and fulfilling.
Mariemma offers therapy and treatment to people who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, trauma, interpersonal problems and difficulties with relationships, challenges related to personality disorders, low self-esteem or self-worth, emotion dysregulation, school and workrelated stress and problems, parenting difficulties and family-related conflict.
Mariemma has training in cognitive behavioural therapies including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),Optimal Health Program, and Emotion Focused Therapy for Trauma (EFTT).
Mariemma has a keen interest in the following:
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Addiction specific counselling
- Culturally responsive counselling and Therapy
- range of other complex mental health presentations including Trauma