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Imagine breaking free from alcohol addiction

Have you ever wondered if your drinking was normal, if you should quit alcohol or at least moderate, or why it was so difficult to keep your own resolutions and respect your own rules when it comes to alcohol?

 

Are you feeling tired, trapped, lost, ashamed, guilty, fed up with having this incessant discussion with yourself and full of self-loathing hangovers? If it resonates with how you're feeling at the moment, MHM Counselling is there for you.

It seems there is currently a gap in all the options available for problematic, high-functioning, binge or unsure but unhappy drinkers: between rehabilitation centres, community group support like AA, generalist mental health practitioners, and sobriety coaches. It felt something was missing. A place where it's possible to talk and explore in private and confidentiality with someone who went down that alcohol road and can have a genuine understanding and empathy.

 

MHM Counselling is committed to offer a safe, warm, and confidential counselling service to everyone questioning their relationship with alcohol. A place where you can talk about it without being judged or pushed to make decision you don’t want to commit to, and get the help and support you need to take any desired action.

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Meet Marie Marsolais

Qualified & ACA Registered Counsellor

I’m from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and have been living in Australia since 2009 (Perth since 2010). I speak French and English. I’m passionate about mental health and living a healthy and balanced life. I'm interested by everything related to alcohol addiction therapy, recovery and studies.

 

I’m a qualified registered counsellor as well as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor delivering mental health training to organisations and workplaces in Perth. I have my own lived experiences and personal journey with alcohol.


Former party girl, I’ve been enjoying more than my share of happy hours to deal with the stress of a professional life and celebrate with friends. Later,  I became a Mum sometimes relying on vino for comfort and reward after an exhausting day. After the happy celebratory drinking years, my drinking slowly became more of a coping mechanism to relax and deal with various life challenges. Looking back, I can also recognise it was worst whilst going through some low periods. I finally decided to break up with alcohol after many pauses, questions, attempts to moderate, and too many mornings waking up restless, anxious, and ashamed. I'm now sober. This is what works best for me and how I live a happier life. Quitting alcohol was life-changing to the point I’ve decided to help those who are where I’ve been stuck for too long. I hope I'll help others to find their happy self and get clearer about alcohol in their life.

Questioning your relationship with alcohol?

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Our Expertise, Approach & Techniques

How we help

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Approach: Person-centered therapy

It simply means that the focus is on you, your goals, your aspirations, what you can do and want to do and as the counsellor, I support you in your own process with empathy, respect and compassion.

Techniques used
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

Areas of expertise

Alcohol addiction involves often other areas of problematics like:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Loneliness and isolation (migrating, bullying, FIFO, parenting, etc.)

  • Grief, loss, life events and transitions

Other techniques
  • Mindfulness

  • Contingency Management

  • Motivational Interviewing

Services

FAQ

  • How much do you charge?
    1hr session either online or face-to-face is $150.00 All prices are inclusive of GST. Our complimentary 10-minute discovery call is exclusively available to those considering booking their first appointment.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept credit card, debit card, bank transfer, and cash. To ensure a smooth scheduling process and minimise no-shows, we kindly request payment in advance of the appointment.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellation fees are as follows: 0-24 hours' notice – 50% fee payable. 24 hours' notice or more - no fee payable. Please contact me via email (marie@mhmcounselling.com.au) or phone to re-book (0421 425 169). If there is any major event, we can discuss it on a case-by-case basis.
  • Can I get a Medicare rebate or Private Health insurance rebate?
    No. Currently, counselling sessions do not qualify for Medicare rebates. At the moment, we do not have any Private Health partnerships that would enable us to offer insurance rebates. However, this means there is no limit on the number of appointments you can book with us, and you'll experience limited waiting times when scheduling an appointment.
  • What are your opening hours?
    Monday: 10am to 5pm Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10am to 5pm Thursday: 10am to 5pm Friday: 10am to 5pm We are located in Perth AWST (UTC +8). It's possible to offer online consultation outside working hours on a case-by-case basis.
  • Do I need a referral?
    No. It is not required to have a referral from a GP or any other practitioners to book counselling sessions.
  • What can I expect during the first session?
    During the first session, it's important to learn about you, why you wish to attend counselling and what you would like to achieve through our counselling services.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    Everyone is different. Most clients prefer weekly appointments at the beginning and then adjust with their needs. Some clients will also book 'booster' sessions once in a while. It is completely up to you.
  • How to know if it will suit me?
    It's totally understandable to wonder what to expect and to be nervous. Feel free to book a free 10-minute discovery call to ensure you feel comfortable before booking a session.
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Book a free 10 minute discovery call

Your journey - with alcohol on your own terms - starts here

Thank you! We will be in touch to arrange a time.

Contact Info

Phone
Email
Address

0421 425 169

17 South Street, South Fremantle WA

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