Life has a way of taking it out of us sometimes, leaving us feeling anxious, burnt-out, and devoid of that vital zest we need to live powerfully. At the Balanced Wellbeing Centre (BWC) we want to help you find your flow so that you can flourish and thrive, allowing you to embrace change and cope with life’s challenges.
To flourish and thrive, we need to engage in self-compassion activities. For the most part, we live our lives struggling, suffering, and surviving those daily stresses. To engage in self-compassion means being aware of when we are not feeling good either physically or emotionally, that what we are experiencing is normal given our circumstances, being kind to ourselves during this time, and finding ways to alleviate our pain by taking action to resolve our distress or discomfort. Neutralising our pain, nourishing our mind and body, and nurturing ourselves back to vitality is as much an individual evolutionary goal as it is for us to care for others’ wellbeing needs.
That is why our purpose at BWC is to provide a nurturing environment that inspires balance. We offer treatments that boost your energy, contribute to your wellness potential, and support you in feeling healthy, happy, and harmonious physically … emotionally … spiritually. By engaging in self-compassion, whereby we give ourselves the oxygen mask first, we are better able to give back to our families, relationships, work, and community.
Meet Our Team
- Stress, fatigue and burnout
- Anxiety and depression
- Hormone issues – such as PMS, problem periods and menopause
- Thyroid issues
- Digestive problems such as IBS, IBD, bloating and constipation
- Burnout to Bounce: Get back to energy and vitality
- Creating Clarity and Calm: Leave your anxieties behind. Restore peace and tranquillity into your life
- Harmony with your Hormones: Get your feminine energy back into synchronicity and balance
- New Vitality Detox: A comprehensive detox program. Clear skin, clear mind, clear body
Marie has a personal interest in the natural therapies and takes a holistic view of emotional wellbeing. A focus for Marie in therapy is to help her clients to eliminate their baggage barriers and nurture a sense of who they are so they can live their lives purposefully. Her passion is to support people to reach their full potential by helping them build cognitive resilience. She helps people identify those pesky negative thought patterns that can get in the way of feeling good. Essentially, she helps to deactivate out-of-date defence mechanisms that are energy robbers. In doing so, people get to achieve their goals. They get to embrace a stronger sense of themselves and be more present in their lives. This can leave her clients feeling energised and balanced. And who wouldn’t want more of that!
Marie is trained under the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model. She has been in private practice since 2004 and draws on evidence based strategies to treat a range of emotional imbalances. She also explores the use of motivational strategies to help individuals change their unhealthy habits and behaviours. Marie is particularly interested in working with busy women to help them balance life challenges so they reach their potential without compromising their identity. She understands too well how the stresses of work, family, and relationships can leave women feeling drained, dissatisﬁed, and rundown.
She has a degree in the Behavioural Sciences (Psychology) with Honours, is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Clinical College, and is a registered Psychologist. She has a long history in human resources, training, occupational rehabilitation, and health psychology at a leading general hospital. Marie completed a Doctorate in Health Psychology at La Trobe University, where she worked as a Psychology Tutor. Her doctoral thesis explored motivation and health behaviour change. She has also completed additional training through Deakin University to provide Clinical Psychology Services through Medicare. This means her clients may be eligible for a higher rebate with a GP referral under a Mental Health Care Plan.
Marie is a Psychologist and Life Coach. She draws on evidence based strategies to treat a range of mental health imbalances including:
- Change/ adjustment
- Conflict resolution
- Eating problems
- Life & Wellbeing Coaching
- Loss and grief
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviours (OCD)
- Pain management
- Panic disorder
- Pre & post natal depression
- Relationship issue
- Self-esteem & lack of confidence
- Stress management
- Vocational and career issues
- Weight management
- Challenge their self-limiting beliefs
- Explore their passions
- Achieve their personal and vocational goals
Initial consultations with Marie entail an exploration of the presenting problem and a comprehensive history taking. Treatment strategies are subsequently discussed and implemented over an agreed number of sessions. She collaborates with her clients towards achieving a balanced sense of self, whilst working towards attaining a healthy mind and a healthy body. Call her to discuss what’s possible so you can realise a purposeful, fully self-expressed life.
Margaret’s passion is Neuropsychology, which looks at how our behaviour and the way we think are influenced by our brain. She has a history in neuropsychological rehabilitation, with strong research and diagnostic assessment skills. In particular, she has experience working with stroke patients, people with memory disorders, dementia, and related mood problems.
Margaret finds the relationship between brain function and behaviour fascinating. She is particularly interested on the effects of depression and stress on memory, and how chronic stress affects our health and promotes diseases. Her areas of treatment include:
- Carer support
- Depression / Pre & post natal depression
- Group work
- Interpersonal problems for the aged
- Life transition & adjustment issues
- Loss and grief
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
- Parent guidance
- Rehabilitation/ brain injury counseling
- Self-esteem / confidence building
- Stress management
- Academic performance
- Acquired brain injury
- Learning dificulties
- Memory problems
- Low Mood
- Social and Behavioural Issues
- Building Self Esteem
- Muscle pain
- Stiff muscles
When Balanced Wellbeing Centre founders Carolyn and Marie first met they instantly connected in their passion for helping others to get their health and vitality back. Their expertise is in working with the health of both the body and the mind together as they believe this will ultimately bring the best results. It’s like providing a wilting plant with water, sun and soil so that it can grow to its full potential. For example, Marie helps you build a resilient mindset and Carolyn helps you have a thriving body.
It was from this connection that they were inspired to open Balanced Wellbeing Centre, which now has an amazing team of practitioners who treat the whole family including children, teens and couples. The modalities include Psychology, Naturopathy, Remedial Massage Therapy, and Kinesiology.
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