Martha is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Master’s in Business. She has worked in Human Resources and has experience in both organizational and clinical settings. She has worked extensively with refugees and other survivors of trauma and across different cultures. She has assisted mainly adults and adolescents over the years.
Her personal and professional quest are deeply interwoven and related to her own journey of self-inquiry and personal development. Being a yoga and meditation practitioner, she has spent many years in Dharamsala, India where she has been studying Buddhist Science of Mind. What she found is a very profound inner science that has been exploring the mind and its potentials for millennia.
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices have been studied by modern neuroscience and research suggests that meditation can “rewire” the human brain via neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brains capacity to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Thus, meditation practices are valid tools to enhance our well-being.
She is passionate about integrating Buddhist Science of Mind & Contemplative Neuroscience. Her goal is to promote human flourishing through a twofold approach: to reduce the impact of negative emotions and to enhance the positive emotions that naturally exist within us.
Her approach to psychotherapy is as a journey, an inner journey into the nature of our mind and emotions. A journey of mind & heart transformation.
She is also fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.
Some common life challenges that she can assist with:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Self-worth & self-confidence issues
- Interpersonal & relationship issues
- Anger management
- Emotional regulation
- Life transition
- Grief and loss
- Suicide prevention
- Settlement and cultural issues.
- Existential issues
- Lack of purpose
She is trained in a range of therapeutic methods, including:
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
- Trauma informed practices
- Cultivation of emotional balance and emotional regulation
- Client-centred approaches
- Existential & Transpersonal approaches
- Stress Reduction & relaxation strategies
- Meditation and contemplative practices
- Cross-cultural approaches
Martha runs her own independent practice and engages Clear Health Psychology to provide administrative and other business services to enable her to provide assessment and treatment to her clients.
Appointment duration: 51 minutes
Individuals: $195.00 per appointment
Medicare rebate is available with a Mental Health Care Plan for individual appointments.
Cancellation Policy: Appointments are precious and we appreciate you giving at least 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. For cancellations under 24 hours, 50% of the session rate will apply with no Medicare rebate.
Please note: Martha does not accept appointments for people under the age of 15 years old, couples or family sessions.