Psychologist Brisbane

Psychologist and Counsellor | Margi Matters


For over 30 years, Margi has provided counselling, therapy and life coaching for many thousands of people across a very broad range of problem situations, concerns and goals.

With her warm, accepting approach and genuine care for your well being and happiness, you will quickly feel safe and at ease, understood and supported.

A core guiding philosophy is to facilitate new possibilities and choices, for each person – both  in yourself and in the key life areas. This is complemented by resourcing you in practical ways with tools, techniques, strategies and skills. Each session is individually tailored and designed to be as beneficial as possible.

Margi has extensive experience with a large variety of evidence based therapies and techniques, from Interpersonal Therapy and cognitive restructuring therapies to the Positive Psychology approaches of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Mindfulness.

To know yourself and better understand your inner world, is a powerful foundation for any change or goal you may be seeking. The abundant variety of personal and life skills can transform your relationships and how you manage and shape your life.

“What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Napoleon Hill.

In the pursuit of confidence, peace, happiness and success in any endeavor, your mind is either your mightiest help or your mightiest limitation.

Learning to manage your mind with awareness and skill is a foundation for transformation and empowerment.

The three key areas that underpin Margi’s transformation and change work are:

  • managing the mind (beliefs , attitudes, thoughts and ways of processing and thinking),

  • managing the emotions (from releasing unwanted emotions like anger, hurt and guilt to maintaining positive states)

  • managing habits and behaviours (from procrastination and worry, to how you treat yourself and your body and more)

Counselling with Margi may feature one or more of the following focus areas.

  • Expanding self knowledge and understanding with insights and useful information (psycho-education)

  • Enhanced understanding of significant others and human behaviour in various situations

  • Being resourced with skills, tools, techniques and strategies for present and future benefit

  • Effective change work on any aspect of your life that is not how you would like it to be

  • Focus on personal changes from building confidence and self esteem, to weight management to reducing anxiety, depression and stress

  • Using brief solution focused approaches for resolving a pressing problem or concern

  • Learning simple yet powerful techniques for managing emotions

  • Developing masterful ways to manage the mind, adjust beliefs and process experiences

  • Clearing confusion, uncertainty and doubt

  • Facilitating healing from upsetting or traumatic past experiences

  • Clarifying goals and designing strategies to manifest these goals


Margi offers counselling, therapy and life coaching, working with both individuals and couples.

People seek counselling with Margi for many reasons. Some of the most common include:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks and phobia

  • Fears and limitations

  • Self esteem, self acceptance and confidence

  • Depression

  • Personal development and empowerment

  • Trust issues

  • Stress, overwhelm and burnout

  • Uncertainty or confusion

  • Healing for trauma or abuse (from childhood, sexual abuse and domestic violence)

  • Couples counselling

  • Relationship difficulties and unresolved issues

Relationship enrichment (partners, family, work colleagues and friends)

  • Managing conflict

  • Emotional difficulties – anger, hurt, sadness and guilt amongst others

  • Grief and loss

  • Life transition issues

  • Developing essential life skills like communication skills, assertiveness and problem solving

  • Decision making

  • Life coaching and future happiness proofing

  • Feeling unhappy, stuck, lost or unsure about life direction and purpose

Eligible Health Fund and Medicare rebates are available with a HICAPS facility for immediate Medicare claims.

After hours appointments are available.

Free parking is available.

Margi is happy to discuss how she may be able to help, without obligation. Questions and concerns can be answered so you can feel comfortable making your first appointment.

Is it time to take action on making the changes you desire?

- Consultation $165

*All sessions are 60 minutes

** Private Health rebates are available for counselling clients depending on the policy

All practitioners have a cancellation policy of 48 hours notice required prior to appointment. Any cancellations within this window will incur a cancellation fee that is specific to each practitioner.