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Ms Mary A McIntyre

Ms Mary A McIntyre

Mobile 0458 271 231
Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist

BA, SEP, Dip Couns, MACA II, MTI certified teacher

Mobile 0458 271 231

I offer you a safe, comfortable therapeutic relationship . Whatever you bring to our sessions is workable. Unwind from trauma and anxiety and cultivate freedom, self acceptance and the deep transformation that good therapy can offer.


  • Beatrice Street, Bardon, Brisbane QLD 4065 0458 271 231 PHONE 0458 271 231


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Workshops / Courses, Home Visits, Phone Consultations, Internet Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, 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, Inner Child, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Somatic Experiencing®


    • SEP Somatic Experiencing Practitioner - 2018 - SE Trauma Institute (www.traumahealing.org)
    • Teacher Certification - 2018 - Mindfulness Training institute Australia NZ
    • Supervisor Registration - 2015 - ACA
    • Dip Professional Counselling - 2009 - AIPC
    • BA International Business - 1984 - American University in Paris

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • Somatic Experiencing Australia


    Ten years experience


    by appointment only

    Transport and Parking

    ample street parking


    $150 per 60 minutes
    $220 per 90 minutes
    Sliding Scale available

    Payment Options

    Bank transfer, cash
    Paypal (credit card)


  • English
  • French

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    10 Questions with Mary A McIntyre

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

    • Ever since I was a child i have had a passion and curiosity for understanding people and what makes us tick ! My own challenges, good therapy and healing modalities have helped me heal and grow over the years. I am a believer in good therapy.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Buddhist Philosophy and the ancient wisdom traditions, Person Centred Approaches, Secure Attachment, the art of meditation, Emotion Focused approaches, Crazy Wisdom.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • The Mind Body connection and how identity is formed and passed on and transformed. Parenting issues are a passion. Persistent pain, anxiety and its cousins.. and mysterious body ailments.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Listening, connecting, resonating
      Somatic Experiencing for traumas: medical, accident and more
      "Imaginal Nurturing" / Inner Child Work
      Mindfulness Based Interventions (where applicable)
      Expressive therapies such as sandplay & symbol work, art
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • It starts early on : as soon as someone notices a difference, something has changed. And treatment is partially about learning to notice what you are feeling, sensing and thinking.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy has helped me grow in patience, insight and courage and 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; watching people feel freedom and develop their wings.
    • 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 and on this journey of aiming to live as sanely as possible. Everyday there is a surprise.
    • 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 self esteem. This has in turn affected our capacity to connect to others, give and receive love .
    • 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


      Sacred Path of the Warrior (book)
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    Ms Mary A McIntyre

    Mary A McIntyre

    Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist

    Empathic, warm, practical and passionate about my work, I will meet you where you are in this perhaps difficult moment, curious about what makes you" tick" so as to move forward. I specialise in treating trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, stress.

    For some people there could be benefit in Mindfulness Based approaches. Each person is unique in this regard . For others, recovery is needed from over-immersion in meditation ,which can bring up awareness of needed psychological healing and resolution....

    • Bardon
    • Buddhist Psychotherapy, Developmental, Inner Child, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Somatic Experiencing®