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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

Good therapy has a focus. I offer a safe comfortable therapeutic relationship. Whatever you bring to our session is workable. Unwinding from grief, trauma and anxiety can bring you freedom, peace, self-acceptance and the deep lasting transformation that good therapy can offer.


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


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Home Visits, 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, Inner Child, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sandplay Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®

    Early sessions focus on developing a shared understanding and goals so that we both know what we are there to do. 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
    -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 about what compromises are appropriate


    • SEP Somatic Experiencing Practitioner - 2018 - SE Trauma Institute (www.traumahealing.org)
    • 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


    Twelve years experience

    About Somatic Experiencing therapy: (SE) is a theory and methodology for healing both shock trauma and developmental trauma, based on the neurophysiology of the autonomic nervous system. In SE terms, trauma is characterized by the body's response to an overwhelming event (or accumulation of events). 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. In SE we help a person to consciously practice the "felt sense" of positive physical sensations and then use this as an anchor to gradually and gently facilitate lasting biological /psychological healing.


    by appointment only
    free initial consultation

    Transport and Parking

    ample street parking


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

    Payment Options

    Bank transfer


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  • 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 and curiosity for understanding people and offering lasting change and ease. My own challenges, with good therapy and various healing modalities have helped me heal and grow over the years. I am a believer in good treatment!
    • 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, IFS "Parts" Work, Somatic Psychotherapy
    • 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?

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

    • Change starts early on : as soon as someone notices a difference, something has changed. And 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.
      There is great value in developing a reliable relationship where you can relax.
    • 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 and form lasting relationships with others.
    • 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.
      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 self esteem and outer achievement. This has in turn affected our capacity to connect to others, give and receive love .
      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

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

    Mary A McIntyre

    Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist

    Empathic, practical and passionate about helping others, I will meet you where you are in this difficult moment, and I am curious about what makes you" tick" so we can find what helps you. I treat stress, trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, climate change grief, early trauma, dealing with CIRS . Each person is unique. For some there may be a benefit in mindfulness-based approaches. Others may need recovery from over-immersion in meditation which highlights the needed individual psychological healing....

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