Marlena’s Work as a Therapist
Marlena has a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental therapy approach, which she uses to create a safe and supportive space for you heal your relationship.
She feels honoured when her clients share their sensitive and vulnerable parts of themselves as they work towards healing their relationships.
With her authentic, curious, and gentle challenging style, Marlena encourages healing, relationship repair, and growth.
Marlena finds great pleasure in working with couples. Her personal and professional journey of healing and growth has shown her how essential healthy relationships are to happiness and wellbeing.
She believes that we all get a bit stacked at times and require support. Marlena recognises that relationships are complex and can bring both joy and hurt; and that it is through relationships that we heal, grow, and live satisfying lives.
Experience and Training as a Therapist
With over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, Marlena has the expertise to help you heal.
She is trained in and works with a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based techniques, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Choosing approaches uniquely suited to you and your concerns, Marlena will help you solve your problems whether you are an individual or a couple. She uses whichever techniques are most likely to bring you a more rewarding relationship and a happier life.
In addition to helping individuals and couples resolve relationship issues, Marlena has worked intensively with issues of trauma; depression; anxiety; various addictive behaviours, including problematic gambling and eating disorders, grief and loss, mental health, abuse, self-esteem, stigma, and parenting difficulties.
Marlena is bilingual and provides counselling in both English and Polish. She is also a registered Medicare Provider.
Therapy Credentials and Professional Memberships
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Melbourne
Diploma in Education, University of Gdansk, Poland
Masters in Economics, University of Gdansk, Poland
Fully registered with The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Fully registered as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, (AASW 443222)
Marlena is a dedicated therapist who has the expertise to help you overcome your relationship problems.
If you want to book a counselling appointment with Marlena to help you with a relationship or other problem, you can contact her by phone at 1300 784 184 or email at email@example.com