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Astrid de Ruiter
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA

Astrid de Ruiter

Counsellor, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
3 Cherry Street, Maleny, QLD 4552
Let's Connect (07) 5451 4048
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
I use a combination of person-centred counselling, mindfulness and body-focused psychotherapies, which I find to be a powerful, yet gentle and flexible combination. A session is a collaborative process between you and me and not something I 'do' to you. I often find myself working with people's emotions, and earlier life experiences underlying those.
I have a deep trust in people’s capacity to overcome difficulties in their life. I see the therapy process as simply the catalyst they need for change, healing and growth to take place. My style of counselling is gentle, authentic and compassionate. One of my strengths is listening deeply to where you're at, and to find what you need to move forward.
Call or Astrid de Ruiter now for a free 15 minute consultation - (07) 5451 4048

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

3 Cherry Street

Maleny, QLD 4552

(07) 5451 4048
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Emotional Disturbance 
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (07) 5451 4048

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

3 Cherry Street

Maleny, QLD 4552

(07) 5451 4048
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Emotional Disturbance 
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $120
  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Bupa
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS
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If you have Extra's Cover with MediBank Private or Bupa that includes Counselling, they may cover some of the costs of sessions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
"
If you have Extra's Cover with MediBank Private or Bupa that includes Counselling, they may cover some of the costs of sessions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Astrid de Ruiter
  • In Practice for 18 Years
  • Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Clinical Member
  • Diploma from QUT Psychology / 2017
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Grad Dip Counselling, Graduated 2006
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I have extensive training in body focused psychotherapies, am an internationally certified mindfulness teacher and Level 2 IFS practitioner.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
"
I have extensive training in body focused psychotherapies, am an internationally certified mindfulness teacher and Level 2 IFS practitioner.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Do these issues align with your needs? or (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA

Endorsement

Marc de Bruin
Marc de Bruin
CounsellorACA-L4
I had the pleasure of attending a number of MBSR mindfulness training sessions with Astrid. If you are looking for an empathetic, compassionate counsellor who is highly trained and knows what she's talking about, Astrid is a go-to! Marc de Bruin

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

I also speak

Dutch

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

I also speak

Dutch

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA

Groups

Location

Primary Location

3 Cherry Street

Maleny, QLD 4552

(07) 5451 4048
Call for a free consultation now - (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Call for a free consultation now - (07) 5451 4048
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2024