Mrs Marden Abdulla

Professional profile

Qualification (s)
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science – Psychology (BLAS – Psychology); Master of Counselling
Kurdish (undefined)
Registration number
Registration category*
Additional PACFA credentials

College of Counselling

Accredited PACFA Registrant

Offers telehealth
Private health rebate/NDIS provider

* Provisional PACFA members have studied at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above, with a minimum of 400 hours instruction in counselling or psychotherapy subjects, plus have a minimum of 40 hours client contact, and 10 hours of supervision.

Clinical PACFA members have met the education standards above and have accrued a minimum of 750 client contact hours, including 75 hours of supervision.

About me

My practice
Marden is an empathetic, holistic therapist who is passionate about building a collaborative and trusting relationship with her clients. Marden uses person-centred, strengths-based modalities to cater to the unique needs of each client. Marden’s therapeutic style focuses on empowering change through autonomy.

Marden uses her years of study and experience to provide a warm and compassionate space for therapy. She has extensive experience working with a variety of clinical presentations, including mood and anxiety disorders, emotional dysregulation, childhood trauma and personality disorders.

Marden draws on a variety of evidence-based practices including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), trauma-informed practice, mindfulness and psychoeducation.

Marden has a special interest in the long-term effects of complex developmental trauma and the relationship between attachment and wellbeing. Her work is supported by a social justice framework, which has informed her approach with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Marden holds a Bachelor in Psychology, Masters in Counselling and is currently working towards a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work.

Marden is a Clinical Member of PACFA and an Approved Counsellor for Victims Services.

Marden is bilingual and can provide therapy in Kurdish (Sorani).
Practice opening hours
Issues I can help with
Anger, Anxiety, Childhood or adolescent issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Family or parenting, Grief and loss, Low self-esteem, Mental health issues, Migrant issues, Personality disorders, Posttraumatic stress disorder, School counselling, Social skills, Stress, Trauma recovery
Type of therapy offered
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy, Family therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Motivational interviewing, Narrative therapy, Person-centred counselling, Psycho-education, Solution-focussed therapy

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