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Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor

Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed

Counsellor, ACA-L2

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
66 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren, VIC 3805
Let's Connect (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
My name is Maria Machado, and I am a Principal Counsellor & Registered with ACA. I specialise in anxiety and trauma work. Over the years, I treated several clients experiencing generalized & chronic anxiety, particularly associated with panic attacks and social anxiety. Supported them to overcome their anxiety and fear that can usually paralyse you to enjoy your daily life.
Additionally, I have assisted those suffering from depression and supported individuals in understanding the process of grieving and losing loved ones, or other losses. I use a  Trauma informed approach to help individuals process their underlining trauma and pain. I am bilingual and have extensive experience working with people from different backgrounds.
I have 15 years experience in Social & Community Services, and Government Work. Then I continued my work as a Counsellor for a Community Health Centre and Specialised Trauma Focus Agency. “Don't let anxiety or fear stop you from taking your next step!”
Call or Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed now for a free 15 minute consultation - (03) 8771 5714

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

66 Victor Crescent

Narre Warren, VIC 3805

(03) 8771 5714

Waterman

1341 Dandenong Road

Chadstone, VIC 3148

I offer therapy sessions online & phone from the comfort of your own space. Can make arrangements in person if required.
$150 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss and Trauma Informed Counselling. H & F Counselling Practice.
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Let's Connect (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

66 Victor Crescent

Narre Warren, VIC 3805

(03) 8771 5714

Waterman

1341 Dandenong Road

Chadstone, VIC 3148

I offer therapy sessions online & phone from the comfort of your own space. Can make arrangements in person if required.
$150 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss and Trauma Informed Counselling. H & F Counselling Practice.
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Pay by Bank transfer, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
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After your session an invoice will be sent to you for payment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
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After your session an invoice will be sent to you for payment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2

Qualifications

    Counsellor: Maria Machado

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Australian Counselling Association Maria Machado
  • Membership with Australian Counselling Association
  • BA Humanities Social Sciences, Diploma of Counselling, BA, Humanities, Social Sciences. Diploma of Counse
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Attended workshop the Body Keeps a Score: Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
"
Attended workshop the Body Keeps a Score: Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2

Expertise and Interests

Practice Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety and depression, and tired of feeling this way. I provide empathy to their pain and explain of how anxiety and depression works. This gives them a sense of understanding and control , when we collaboratively develop strategies and tools for management, recovery and healing. Realistic Goals are developed to keep the client focused & motivated.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
"
I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety and depression, and tired of feeling this way. I provide empathy to their pain and explain of how anxiety and depression works. This gives them a sense of understanding and control , when we collaboratively develop strategies and tools for management, recovery and healing. Realistic Goals are developed to keep the client focused & motivated.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2

3 Endorsements

Anna Inkster
Anna Inkster
CounsellorACA-L2
Maria is a highly skilled, empathic counsellor who is warm and caring in her approach. I have worked alongside Maria and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a counsellor. Maria is passionate about her work and dedicated to all her clients.
Shamim Ahmadi
Shamim Ahmadi
CounsellorMCACA-L3
Maria is a bubbly and gentle soul to be around, she is passionate about supporting her client's recovery goals and will do it all with the biggest and warmest smile.
Karthika Neduveli
Karthika Neduveli
CounsellorACA-L4
Maria has been my colleague in the counselling profession. She is kind, supportive and empathic Counsellor. Her vast experiences working in multiple settings provide enhanced service to all. Maria has been my peer supervision partner for the past months.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

I also speak

Extensive experience working with CALD clients.
Fluent in Portuguese
Portuguese

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

I also speak

Extensive experience working with CALD clients.
Fluent in Portuguese
Portuguese

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EFT Tapping
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centred
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Timeline Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
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I will work with you to understand your present issues/challenges & understand background history, and your goals. Approaches used depending of each individual needs. CBT, ACT & Mindfulness & Somatic Practices may be considered. To process negative emotions can also explore Timeline Therapy & EFT Taping.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
"
I will work with you to understand your present issues/challenges & understand background history, and your goals. Approaches used depending of each individual needs. CBT, ACT & Mindfulness & Somatic Practices may be considered. To process negative emotions can also explore Timeline Therapy & EFT Taping.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2

Location

Primary Location

66 Victor Crescent

Narre Warren, VIC 3805

(03) 8771 5714

Additional Location

Waterman

1341 Dandenong Road

Chadstone, VIC 3148

(03) 8771 5714
"
I offer therapy sessions online & phone from the comfort of your own space. Can make arrangements in person if required.
Call for a free consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2
"
I offer therapy sessions online & phone from the comfort of your own space. Can make arrangements in person if required.
Call for a free consultation now - (03) 8771 5714
Photo of Maria Machado - Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed, ACA-L2, Counsellor
Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma Informed
Counsellor, ACA-L2