We are leaders in building the emotional capital of individuals, organisations and communities.  Together We Achieve More.

Counselling Works is an experienced psychology and counselling company – having supported our clients across the country for more than 16 years.

We are committed to providing exceptional, cutting-edge mental health services and education to individuals, organisations, and communities in-person or online.

Our team of highly qualified, registered clinicians are dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of our clients through various specialised areas including (but not limited to):

  • Mental Health.
  • Emotional Well-Being.
  • Stress-Management.
  • Mind Tools for Mental Health.
  • Resilience Building.
We continuously adapt and enhance our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients during these unprecedented and uncertain times. We support children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.
Our mission is to provide affordable and effective therapy to Australia’s diverse and unique community and to those that need it most. 
We strive to create leaders and empower people to be comfortable in who they are, build their emotional connection and to make a positive difference in their lives and society, generally – through ongoing, tailored support and education.
Our goal is to maximize the potential of individuals, communities and workplaces – with passion, purpose and long-term commitment – contributing to overall happiness, success and fulfillment.
We achieve this through a variety of therapeutic interventions such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychotherapy, Narrative and Solution Focused therapies. We are also a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Provider.
Our specialist team are here to support you and will assess the best service and approach to meet your needs.

Experienced Team

Our team of psychologists and counsellors are highly experienced and dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health support.

Flexible Service Delivery
We offer in-person and online counselling options, providing flexibility and accessibility to individuals in various locations and circumstances.

Continuous Improvement
We are committed to staying up to date with the latest research and best practices in the field of mental health, constantly enhancing our offerings to better serve our clients.

We adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines to ensure that our clients’ privacy and trust are maintained.

Marina Bakker

Founder, Managing Director

Marina is Managing Director of Counselling Works and her team of experienced psychologists and counsellors offer a range of services to assist in mental health and emotional well-being issues, trauma recovery, overcoming depression and anxiety and relationship and family therapy.  The emotional health services are founded on a strength-based perspective focusing on promoting the internal assets of their clients and the wider community.

Marina’s Education Seminars support individuals, couples and families to gain knowledge and strategies related to personal and workplace mental health, emotional well-being, healthy relationship attachment bonds and a range of workplace well-being topics.

Her continued passion and leadership has led to the national expansion of Counselling Works with locations in Melbourne and Brisbane.  Furthermore, her program Mind Tools for Workplace Mental Health seeks to transform workplace culture and safeguard mental health in the workplace context. 


Talking About Problems.


Ongoing Discussion.


Solving the Problem.

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