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I Choose Happy

Maree Eisma

The Patch VIC 3792

Focus area: Trauma Emotional/behavioural problems emotional eating

Helping YOU take the steps to a happier YOU.​

I Choose Happy


My name is Maree Eisma. I am a Medicare accredited Clinical and Mental Health Social Worker , Counsellor, Therapist and Life Coach. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working in a range of sectors and clinical settings. My primary passion is to serve women and children  Empaths and other emotionally sensitive souls who struggle with emotional eating or other 'secret shadow comforts'. People who desperately wanting to learn tools and techniques to manage the emotional heaviness they are carrying. 

 "You deserve to stand fully in your light and truly embrace your own uniqueness"

I provide an opportunity to bring more peace, serenity and a sense of calmness into the lives of empaths and highly sensitive women. I assist women to tap into the long forgotten inner wisdom they instinctively possess, to have greater trust in themselves and help them avoid overwhelm and over-stimulation. My clients report to valuing my warm and connected approach, my perceptiveness and intuition, my understanding and acceptance that leads to empowerment and an ultimately happier you! Experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and stress that often results in emotional eating or substance use are all too common in modern life as an empath. ‘I Choose Happy’ offers the chance to be supported in helping you embrace the body and skin you are in...not do everything you can to escape how you feel.




    • Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T)- Tapping for Weight Loss Coach- special interest in Emotional Eating


    • Eye Movement Desentization- E.M.D.R- (Trauma based therapy)


    • Expressive Therapies/ Sandplay and Symbol work


    • Art Therapy


    • Solution Focussed frameworks


    • Narrative Interventions


    • Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles.


    • Family Therapy


    • Life Coaching

Consultation Information.

Generally our session goes for approximately 50 minutes depending on the type of approach being used. For adults using 'Sandplay and Symbol work' it is preferable to allow 90 minutes per session, this ensures that you are not rushed and you can transition nicely between being with me and resuming day to day activities.

I know that when people finally make a decision to commit to addressing the concerns that they are experiencing, the last thing they (or I) want is administrative aspects detracting from our time together. For this reason I prefer to ensure that all paperwork is completed prior to our appointments. (This will be discussed at time of initial contact and allows us to dedicate as much time to working together on what is occurring for you, rather than losing valuable time in dealing with paperwork). Medicare rebates apply for focused psychological services with appropriate mental health plans (approximately $77.00 is covered by medicare when a Mental health Care Plan is used).

Life Coaching services are not provided under Mental Health Care Plans.

Expressive Therapies

Sandtray Therapy and Symbol Work/Expressive Therapies
Sandtray Therapy and symbol work draws on a range of psycho-therapeutic theories and is based on an understanding that a person's psyche has an inbuilt position or longing to seek happiness, healing and well-being. When a person (regardless of their age) is caught up investing their emotional energy in either ignoring, dismissing or disowning parts of themselves (the parts that are considered 'unacceptable' or 'or not okay' by the person and others), there is often some form of 'acting out' in an attempt to deal with the emotional unrest that this process generates. As there is no 'safe place' or 'outlet' to 'release' or 'express' some of the associated built up emotions and frustrations (anger, sadness, grief, disappointment etc), then it is not uncommon that people can 'act out' in a range of ways (e.g turning their anger on themselves through self harming/self destructive behaviours or displacing these feelings on to others which can include lashing out at parents, loved ones, school peers and pet animals etc).



For all enquiries contact us today!

Qualification details

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Master of Social Work, Dip of Family Therapy, Dip of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Dip of Eating Disorders, Certificate in Sandtray and Symbol Work, Certifcate in Expressive Therapies (Child and Adolescent), Tapping for Weight Loss Consultant., Cert IV in LIfe Coaching (Health and Wellness and Lifecycle streams). Diploma of Applied Science (Counselling).

Service categories

I Choose Happy