Life for Maria started near Ljubljana, Slovenia. As the seventh of eight children, born into a 3rd generation farming family she developed a preference for nature rather than school. In her early twenties Maria and her husband and son arrived in Australia.
Maria is a qualified Gestalt Therapist, Family Constellation Facilitator and Addictions Counsellor working with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has been a lecturer in Holistic Counselling at Nature Care College, and has worked in various capacities at South Pacific Private over a period of eleven years, including Clinical Supervisor. She was also co-director at Gestalt Therapy Sydney.
For the next twenty years she applied her direct experience and training, working initially with youth in refuges and supporting families in crisis as a family support counsellor. Since 1995 her focus has been on workshop facilitation, teaching and training along with providing supervision for other therapists and students.
Maria continues to enjoy nature, living close to the beach and lake where she swims and walks regularly. She believes in living in harmony and balance, which often incorporates playing with her 6 beautiful grandchildren.
Maria is a clinical member of GANZ, PACFA, ISCA as well as an accredited PACFA Supervisor.
Maria now devotes her time mainly to what she loves doing, which is Constellations work.
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