Hi there! I’m Maaku (pronounced mark – who!) and I’m a counselling and psychotherapy placement student with The Cairnmillar Institute. I identify as a cis-queer woman and I use she / her pronouns.
Having already completed an undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Behavioural Studies, it’s fair to say I really enjoy learning about people and helping them to learn about themselves. As a placement student, I will be engaging in weekly clinical supervision with experienced and highly qualified mentors. This will ensure that I am growing into the best counsellor I can be, expanding my skills, and equally learning from my clients as they learn from me.
I’ve been formally trained in therapeutic modalities such as Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Focusing, and elements of Mindfulness.
I’m specialising in working with young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years old who might be struggling with:
- Lack of confidence
- Communication skills
My goal as a counsellor and psychotherapist is to facilitate the exploration of challenges that my clients may be experiencing by providing a supportive and grounding environment.
My therapeutic space welcomes diversity, and young people of any ability, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, or religion will be cared for respectfully and appropriately.