Margi Matters is a Brisbane Psychologist in Private Practice
I have always been fascinated by our inner world, the meaning of life and ‘what makes us tick’.
After more than 33 years in my Psychologist career, I am still as enthusiastic and passionate about assisting people to live happier and easier lives. Working with both individuals and couples, I’ve enjoyed helping many thousands of people with a huge range of difficulties, concerns, and goals.
Along the way, a rich and diverse foundation of therapies, knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques have been accumulated. This allows me to tailor your counselling experience uniquely to you.
Positive Psychology offerings include Mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Extensive experience has been developed providing counselling and therapy for past trauma. Abusive experiences in earlier years and in adult life, can have a profound long term impact on all areas of living. I have worked in crisis, rebuilding and support with very many survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other forms of abuse and neglect.
Varied work settings range from sexual assault support services and University to private practice for 21 years now. I have enjoyed the many pleasures of formally teaching subjects like counselling, professional development and human behaviour. My passion for writing lead to newspaper columns and co-authoring the book Spirituality In The Workplace. Early training as a Business and Life Coach has complemented my work as a Psychologist.
I greatly enjoy empowering you in ways that benefit you for the whole of your life. You may be seeking help to heal the past. Or to resolve problems in the present. Or to effectively reset your future. Whatever the focus may be, I aim to make the process as beneficial and enjoyable as it can be.
Compassionate and genuinely caring, my professional style is warm, accepting and friendly. You will feel at ease very quickly and easily.
My approach values resourcing you with greater self understanding and useful tools, strategies and skills. I believe that the better you understand yourself and your experiences, the easier and happier your life can be.
A core belief that informs my approach is that our relationship with ourself is the foundation for happiness, fulfillment and success, reflected in every aspect of life.
Strengthening your self esteem, self acceptance and confidence is one of my favourite focus areas. This involves learning how to free yourself from limiting or negative beliefs and feelings. From this foundation, you can more confidently and powerfully pursue your goals and desires.
Learning how to be true to yourself is a core theme. This begins with self awareness and understanding in key areas such as values, beliefs and needs.
You can discover what gets in the way of making the choices or changes you’d like to make. You learn how to move beyond blocks and barriers to implement your desired changes. These changes may be in yourself, or in your relationships or in any area of your life.
The choices and decisions you make are continually shaping your life. Learning how to make the ‘right’ decisions for yourself is a powerful life skill to develop.
I embrace a collaborative approach, working together to bring you to where you want to be.