Marlies Zoll is a registered psychologist who is skilled and experienced in a broad range of areas. She provides counselling and psychotherapy, has a holistic and eclectic approach and incorporates meditation and energetic healing into her work. With her care, empathy and resourcefulness she installs hope in situations of overwhelm and helps to facilitate change.Her practice is located in Mount Riverview.
What is Offered
A relaxed and secure
- Skilled support to foster the ability to cope with life’s challenges
- Overcoming stress, depression, anxiety, grief, anger and relationship issues
- Resolving past trauma and PSTD
- EMDR pain management support
- Dealing with post natal depression
- Advice on secure parent-child attachment& parenting support
- Catering for adults, couples, adolescents, children, parents
- Focussing on the client’s strengths and resources
- Promoting self-esteem, motivation and self-mastery skills
- Eclectic approach to cater for the client’s personal needs and preferences
- Evidence based methods
- Sensitive handling of delicate issues
- Strict adherence to confidentiality
environment is facilitated to
comfortably discuss and process
Marlies believes in promoting self-esteem, motivation and self-mastery skills
and puts a strong focus on identifying a client’s strengths and resources
. Counselling and therapy work is based on development of a trusting relationship and strict adherence to confidentiality.
Marlies takes a holistic and eclectic approach to cater for client’s personal needs and preferences
. She uses evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness in her sessions and a wide range of techniques with practice-based evidence. The latter include a solution-focused and a Choice Theory approach, Focussing, Gestalt and Emotional Freedom Technique. She also offers Narrative and Sand Play therapy, Brain Gym and Bush and Bach Flower Remedies. At times she may assist with life coaching and social and communication skills training.
Marlies is furthermore specialized in teaching relaxation and mediation
techniques and incorporates Inner Space Techniques (IST)
into her work. IST is style of therapy and energetic healing that is based on the ‘inner space’ of mediation. It incorporates psychological, energetic and spiritual aspects of human consciousness to provide a holistic way of dealing with emotional, health and spiritual issues.
Prior to making an appointment,
you are welcome to contact Marlies
to ask questions
about her services and how she
might be able to help you.
Adjusting to change
Management of intense feelings
Personal growth and self-development
Self Esteem issues
Relaxation and Meditation practices
Processing of childhood trauma
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Energy Management
Chronic or terminal illness
Weight and body image concerns
About the Sessions
Marlies takes great care to facilitate a relaxed and secure environment in which you can feel safe and trustworthy to discuss and process private topics. Part of the initial session is a comprehensive assessment which involves getting to know you, discussing your desired outcome and formulating goals and a treatment plan in collaboration with you. Marlies takes a holistic, broad approach when working with clients. Part of the treatment plan may consist of identifying small and manageable changes in your life that have the potential to increase wellness and to support the progress of matters you are dealing with. Marlies will encourage you to engage in a process of self-discovery to gain self-mastery skills and increased resilience to life's challenges.
Sessions will involve a mixture of strategies depending on the issues you are facing. Session times are 1 hour for counselling sessions and up to 1.5 hours for psychotherapy and ISIS sessions. The initial interview may take longer.
In some situations a home visit may be of benefit and can be negotiated.
Internet video consultations via skype are available as well. Experience has shown that this medium has a great potential for a quality interpersonal space to develop and that despite of the physical distance an atmosphere of emotional holding and support can be passed through the ether. However, internet consultations are unfortunately not refundable through Medicare.
Courses and Workshops
Marlies also works with groups and runs courses and 1-day-workshops on a variety of subjects like stress management, relaxation, meditation or bereavement support. Courses will span for a block of 12 weeks each and participants are restricted to a maximum of 10. Care is given to craft a balance between information input, activities and participant contributions and to foster an atmosphere in which participants feel at ease. You may want to discuss with your GP whether he would feel that you could benefit attending and therefore would write you a referral. In this case you could claim a Medicare rebate towards the fees. Fees of workshops and courses vary and information about up coming events can be found on www.marlieszoll.com.au
CBT, mindfulness, meditation and qigong based program
Initial consultation - $ 160 (75 min)
$ 140 (60 min) - concession $ 110
$ 180 (90 min) - concession $ 140
Fees are payable at the end of each session by cash, cheque or via internet banking. Concessions apply if you are not working, are a student or on a pension or may be negotiated in special cases.
Bulk billing is available in exceptional circumstances for 50 minute sessions and will attract a $ 10 administration fee.
If you have a Mental Health Care referral from your GP you can claim a rebate of $83.25 for up to 10, in exceptional circumstances 16 sessions within a calendar year. There are also a number of special bulk-bulling referral programs - LINKS referrals for the Penrith area and ATAPS referrals for the Blue Mountains area – for vulnerable people with mental health issues including anxiety, depression and stress related problems; women with prenatal or perinatal depression; children and adolescent; and people at risk of suicide. When you book your appointment with your GP you need to tell the receptionist to make a long appointment for a Mental Health Care Plan to ensure your GP has enough time to set up the plan.
If you have ancillary benefits for psychology with your health fund you are able to claim your consultations. Rebates vary and you will need to ring your health fund to enquire about the amount they will refund for a session.
- BA Teaching & Education (University of Hamburg)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- Certificate of School Counselling
- Certified Rudolf Steiner Teacher
- Certified Extra Lesson Teacher