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Mrs Marcia Watts

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Mrs Marcia Watts

Relationship Therapist, Counsellor

Gateway Counselling & Wholeness Centre

I am a counsellor in private practice and offer my clients a compassionate, solution-oriented counselling service in a safe confidental environment, enabling them to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential. I am passionate about helping adults and couples improve their personal lives, marriages, and family relationships and I have a special interest in the impact of an oncology diagnosis on a marriage, grief & loss, step families, pregnancy, infertility, perinatal issue


  • 1052 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd , Mackenzie, Brisbane QLD 4156 On Leave PHONE On Leave


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring 
  • Affordable, caring counselling service assisting couples to improve their relationship effectivness, perinatal issues, life transitions, intimacy & sexuality issues, infertility and involuntary childlessness, divorce and re-marriage challenges. I am also available for mentoring and coaching sessions. I have undergone specific training in non-directive pregnancy counselling, eating disorders and /divorce recovery/stepfamily issues.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Burnout, Communication Issues, Divorce / Separation, Eating Disorders, Family / Parenting, Fertility / Pregnancy, Grief / Bereavement, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Spirituality / Religion, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Christian Counselling, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Self Psychology, Solution Oriented

    I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of a healing journey so my orientation is towards therapy that is both integrative and relational. Your sessions with me will be non-judgemental, safe and confidential. I draw upon interventions such person-centred counselling, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, DBT, ACT and EFT that are aimed at being flexible and adaptive to a wide variety of relational challenges and have a warm and compassionate focus in therapy. I have a special interest in supporting those seeking support through perinatal issues, divorce recovery, foster/kinship carer families, stepfamilies and re-married couples grow, thrive and succeed.


    • Master of Counselling (CHC) - 2012 - Christian Heritage College
    • Bachelor of Social Science (SCU) - 2006 - Southern Cross University
    • Diploma of Ministry (CHC) - 1993 - Christian Heritage College

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    Counselling is very a personal and individual journey and it is my goal to assist you in identifying the issues of key significance for you and work with you to find the right strategies to assist. I individually tailor my counselling approach to suit your needs. It is my goal to collaborate with you to discover your change process and support you on your healing journey.


    I have eleven years of individual, couple and family counselling, individual mentoring and coaching and group facilitation. I have served as the Centre Co-ordinator for the Gateway Counselling & Wholeness Centre, vice-chair of the Eating Disorders Association QLD and have served on boards as a committee member for a women's domestic violence refuge and 2 community centres. I have also served as secretary on the management committee of domestic violence counselling service WAVSS Logan. I am also currently a sessional lecturer at Christian Heritage College and I am right in the thick of writing a book on a strengths-based approach to becoming a thriving stepfamily. I am regularly asked to present training, group facilitation or be a speaker.


    Monday 9am - 4pm
    Tuesday 9am - 12pm
    Thursday2pm - 8pm
    Saturday 9am - 12pm (two Saturdays per month)

    Transport and Parking

    Ample free parking and close to bus stops.


    I provide sessions at my rooms in Mackenzie or Mansfield. My fees are $80.00 for
    a one hour session. Payment is due at time of consultation. Eftpos facilities available at both locations.

    Payment Options

    Cash, Eftpos and credit cards services are also available.
    Cheques not accepted.

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    10 Questions with Marcia Watts

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • Why am I a therapist? This is a really good question and the answer for me informs everything I do in therapy. I became a therapist because my own healing and transformation journey allowed me to experience how much better life can be when we work through the things that are holding us back. Growth is a big motivator for me, both personally and professionally. I am committed to my own growth and ongoing transformation, and I truly gain no greater joy than being able to witness the growth, healing and transformation of another individual. I consider it a huge privilege to be invited by another person to come alongside them and support them in this process. I am constantly curious for ways to develop my skills and understanding so I can provide better service to my clients and to become a better person and therapist. I am passionate about assisting people to do the journey of life well. This profession provides many opportunities for my learning and growth and has my endless fascination.
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    Mrs Marcia Watts

    Marcia Watts

    Relationship Therapist, Counsellor

    My passion is supporting couples and individuals to have great relationships. I have a special interest in supporting people through sexuality & intimacy issues, pregnancy & perinatal mental health challenges, the transition from couplehood to parenthood, divorce recovery, remarriage and building a great step/blended family. I offer counselling sessions in person at my rooms in Mansfield or Mackenzie on Brisbane's southside. I offer SKYPE sessions for existing/established clients....

    • Mackenzie
    • ACT, Christian Counselling, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Marriage and Family, Narrative Therapy, Self Psychology, Solution Oriented