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Ms Mary A McIntyre

Ms Mary A McIntyre

Mobile 0458 271 231
Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist

BA, SEP, IFS I, Dip Couns, MACA II, MTI certified

Mobile 0458 271 231

Good therapy has a focus. I offer a comfortable therapeutic space and whatever you bring to our session is workable with holistic methods of healing trauma which are neruobiological in approach. Learn to connect to your innate freedom, peace, self-acceptance and access the deep lasting transformation that good therapy can offer.



  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Carer Support, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Depression, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Pain / Rehabilitation, Pre-marital Counselling, Psychosomatic, PTSD, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Buddhist Psychotherapy, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Inner Child, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal, MBSR, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Trauma-Informed

    Early sessions focus on developing a shared understanding and goals so that we both know what we are there to accomplish. I draw from a range of models. We'll both agree on methods and approaches (often through trialing) and come to a consensus as to what progress would look and feel like for you, so we know what is working.

    -Get to the heart of the patterns that are causing you difficulties.
    - Treat underlying causes that cause symptoms
    - Get to know your various aspects/parts that drive/inspire
    - Find a path through life transitions, grief, or loss.
    - Learn to take responsibility without guilt and blame
    - Set clear boundaries and express your needs.
    - Create more rewarding relationships.
    - Gain clarity


    • Internal Family Systems -L1 - 2021 - IFS Training - USA/AUS based
    • SEP Somatic Experiencing Practitioner - 2018 - SE International (www.traumahealing.org)
    • Certification - 2018 - Mindfulness Training institute Australia NZ
    • Supervisor Registration - 2015 - ACA
    • Diploma Counselling - 2009 - AIPC
    • BA International Business and Art History - 1984 - American University in Paris

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • Somatic Experiencing Australia


    Twelve years experience

    IFS "Parts Work" is a way of working which is deeply transformational. This gentle method helps heal traumatised, fearful, "extreme" parts of your system and its taps into your innate wisdom. More here: https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/internal-family-systems-therapy

    Somatic Experiencing therapy: (SE) is a naturalistic and powerful methodology for healing both shock trauma and developmental trauma, based on the neurophysiology of the autonomic nervous system. The arousal energy in the body from these original responses to threat has not been completely processed and remains lodged in the nervous system, often manifesting in a range of mental and physical health problems.


    by appointment only
    free initial phone consultation

    Transport and Parking

    ample street parking


    Sliding Scale
    $180 per 60 minutes
    $270 per 90 minutes

    Payment Options

    Bank transfer


  • English
  • French

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    10 Questions with Mary A McIntyre

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

    • I have a passion for understanding people and offering the right help at the right time. Past challenges in my life (anxiety, chronic pain, shame) have shifted due to good therapy in various healing modalities, so I am a believer in effective work.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Buddhist psychology and the ancient wisdom traditions (though I am not a religious Buddhist) , Emotion Focused approaches, Internal Family Systems "Parts" Work, Somatic Psychotherapy, Person Centred Approaches, Secure Attachment, the meditative arts.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am interested in the mindbody connection and how identity is formed and transformed.
      Persistent pain, anxiety and its cousins.. and mysterious body ailments.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Deep listening, connecting, resonating
      Somatic Experiencing for trauma: medical, accident and other trauma
      Internal Family Systems (Parts Work and Inner Child Work)
      Inner Child Work
      Mindfulness Based Interventions
      Expressive therapies such as sandplay & symbol work, art
      Positive Neuroplasticity
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Change starts early on : as soon as you notice a difference, something has changed. Treatment is partially about learning to notice differences in what you are feeling, sensing and thinking so that you can be more in sync with your inner and outer world.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy has helped me grow in reflective capacity, patience, insight and courage with willingness to connect with a broad range of people.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I love the satisfaction of seeing and hearing change and watching people feel freedom and growth.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Naturally ! I have the same travails and challenges that beset a number of us, trying to figure out what makes us human and humane.
      Oh- and I do regularly have actual 'bad hair' !
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Our lack of self compassion, self acceptance and too much focus on bolstering self esteem and outer achievement has in turn affected our capacity to connect to others, give and receive love . Untreated trauma can leave us struggling in relationships.
      Another concern is our disconnection from the Earth and from what sustains us , leading to more deconstruction and more disconnection.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • The poem "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott

      and the book

      The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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    Ms Mary A McIntyre

    Mary A McIntyre

    Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist

    Open, practical and empathic. I use psycho-biological, natural methods to treat stress, trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, climate crisis grief, early trauma, dealing with chronic illnesses. Each person requires a unique approach. For some there may be a benefit in mindfulness-based approaches; others may need recovery from over-immersion in meditation, and therefore better to access much needed individual and grounded psychological work....

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    • Buddhist Psychotherapy, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Inner Child, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal, MBSR, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Trauma-Informed