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About me and my approach

Maria Tam MCouns, MEd, M.A.C.A.

Hello and welcome to Maria Tam Counselling!


My name is Maria Tam and I am an ACA accredited counsellor. As a therapist, I believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to thrive and has the capacity to create positive changes in life. My passion is to help clients gain insight and provide them with some tools they need to overcome life’s challenges and achieve their goals. I believe that with the right tools and support, everyone can achieve their full potential and find a way forward.


My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and respect as I believe that every person has unique experiences and perspectives. In my practice, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where clients can express their feelings and thoughts without the fear of being judged.


I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds presenting a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, study or work-related stress, ADHD, ASD, grief and loss, and addiction. I use a person-centred approach and work collaboratively with clients to develop personalised treatment plans using evidence-based techniques. I also obtained a Master’s degree in Education and have experience working with students.


I am passionate about languages and cultures and I love meeting people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In my free time, I enjoy learning French and Spanish, listening to music, playing the piano, reading, watching movies, and watching Korean TV series on Netflix. I enjoy spending time with my family and practise self-care on a regular basis to ensure that I am able to provide my clients with the best possible service.


If you are seeking counselling, I would be honoured to support you and work with you on your journey towards healing and growth. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you.

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