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Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4

Marc de Bruin

Counsellor, ACA-L4

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
13 Eaton Street, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Let's Connect (07) 5408 4047
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If you're looking for a run of the mill counsellor or mental health professional to assist with your mental health queries, feel free to contact one of my very capable colleagues. I look at life through a different lens, with a transpersonal -even spiritual- mindfulness-based filter. Expect to see life from a broader perspective, while still being very practical. Expect to work from the inside out: YOU will change, and then your circumstances will. Understanding how you (and your brain) operate will help you manage your emotions and behaviour more effectively. This, in turn, will make you less sensitive to (negative) emotion-shifts.
Counsellors and Psychologists provide similar services, in many ways. I specialise in assisting clients with "simplifying life", and am experienced in dealing with symptoms of mental ill-health, anxiety, depression and high stress levels. Primary modalities used are Mindfulness integrated CBT (MiCBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I practice counselling and coaching differently, even though I use the evidence-based modalities that work. I focus on results. If you're up for something different (potentially because you've tried "everything else" before) to get a better result, then we should meet for a coffee or tea. I offer 15-20 minute initial sessions for you to "check me out".
Call or Marc de Bruin now for a free 15 minute consultation - (07) 5408 4047

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

13 Eaton Street

Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

(07) 5408 4047
My practice is open for face-to-face, online and phone appointments; whichever one YOU are most comfortable with. Vaxxed and unvaxxed.
I focus on Anxiety, Depression and Trauma and PTSD 
$130 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
Ex-barrister/solicitor turned mental health and mindfulness professional. Counselling with a twist; guaranteed.
Marc de Bruin
Let's Connect (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

13 Eaton Street

Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

(07) 5408 4047
My practice is open for face-to-face, online and phone appointments; whichever one YOU are most comfortable with. Vaxxed and unvaxxed.
I focus on Anxiety, Depression and Trauma and PTSD 
$130 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
Ex-barrister/solicitor turned mental health and mindfulness professional. Counselling with a twist; guaranteed.
Marc de Bruin

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $130
  • Couple Sessions $180
  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • Doctors Health Fund
  • Emergency Services Health
  • GUHealth
  • HCF Health Insurance
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS
  • Phoenix Health Fund
  • Police Health
  • St. Lukes Health
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Payment upon invoice (credit card -with payment fee- or bank transfer) or at time of session (tap and pay via Square -a payment fee will apply, or cash). WorkCover QLD and CTP Claims also accepted.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
"
Payment upon invoice (credit card -with payment fee- or bank transfer) or at time of session (tap and pay via Square -a payment fee will apply, or cash). WorkCover QLD and CTP Claims also accepted.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
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Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Australian Counselling Association Marc de Bruin
  • In Practice for 19 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from The Mindfulness Institute in Mindfulness integrated CBT (GDip.MiCBT) Graduate Diploma in MiCBT / 2015
  • Degree/Diploma from ACTE Pty Ltd in Community Services (Dip.CS) Diploma of Community Services / 2018
  • Master of Counselling, Master of Counselling
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Qualified as a Dutch Lawyer and Australian Counsellor. Critical Thinking and Mental Health Focus combined into one professional.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
"
Qualified as a Dutch Lawyer and Australian Counsellor. Critical Thinking and Mental Health Focus combined into one professional.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
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Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4

Expertise and Interests

Top Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD

Practice Areas

  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Gambling
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
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My approach is very much a practical one. We look at what is going on for you, how this came to be the case, and how you can move towards a more favourable life. The idea is to leave my sessions with practical tools that you can apply straight away, no matter the issue you sought help for. Generally, you will see improvements in your life within about 6 sessions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
"
My approach is very much a practical one. We look at what is going on for you, how this came to be the case, and how you can move towards a more favourable life. The idea is to leave my sessions with practical tools that you can apply straight away, no matter the issue you sought help for. Generally, you will see improvements in your life within about 6 sessions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
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Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4

5 Endorsements

Marnie Morat
Marnie Morat
CounsellorACA-L2
Marc is an exceptionally experienced and effective counsellor, teacher, and mentor who gives 100 percent to his role. He is a great listener, who is compassionate and openly shares his wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend him.
Mia Villatora
Mia Villatora
CounsellorACA-L1
I am thankful for the growth I have experienced and knowledge gained from being part of Marc's group supervision sessions. I would highly recommend Marc de Bruin.
Monique Pangari
Monique Pangari
PsychotherapistMAACA-L4
I met Marc through my role as University lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Marc is an experienced Counsellor
Sunny Coast Counselling
Sunny Coast Counselling
CounsellorACA-L2
Marc has been my supervisor since opening my private practice. He has a depth of knowledge covering all aspects of building a private practice and helping you to achieve the best possible outcomes with your clients. I highly recommend him.
Deb Hediger
Deb Hediger
CounsellorACA-L3
Marc has a wealth of experience as a counsellor, supervisor & presenter. He uses evidence based strategies in his work with both clients & supervisee's. Marc is direct, empathic & approachable - a great support for me in beginning my own private practice.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

I also speak

Dutch

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

I also speak

Dutch

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness integrated CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
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Over the years, I have really come to like practical approaches, that very quickly allow you to experience improvements. I also believe in mindfulness-based approaches, but don't expect that you have to "meditate", if you don't like this. Mindfulness is SO much more. I firmly believe in modalities that allow you to make changes to your thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
"
Over the years, I have really come to like practical approaches, that very quickly allow you to experience improvements. I also believe in mindfulness-based approaches, but don't expect that you have to "meditate", if you don't like this. Mindfulness is SO much more. I firmly believe in modalities that allow you to make changes to your thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4

Location

Primary Location

13 Eaton Street

Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

(07) 5408 4047
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My practice is open for face-to-face, online and phone appointments; whichever one YOU are most comfortable with. Vaxxed and unvaxxed.
Call for a free consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4
"
My practice is open for face-to-face, online and phone appointments; whichever one YOU are most comfortable with. Vaxxed and unvaxxed.
Call for a free consultation now - (07) 5408 4047
Photo of Marc de Bruin, ACA-L4, Counsellor
Marc de Bruin
Counsellor, ACA-L4