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Rediscover Your Worth, Reclaim Your Life.

Start a journey of healing from narcissistic abuse at Candid Counseling, where your path to self-empowerment is my priority.

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Yes !
I've been where you are ...

 

You know in your gut that "something is not right." This wasn't the life you dreamed of living.

You give everything you have and receive nothing in return.  You try so hard to understand this person, walking on eggshells and experiencing emotional and physical distress and burnout.

Today, I have everything I dreamed of - but never thought I could have! An amazing relationship! Beautiful family and friends. Freedom to live my life and follow my passions. Incredible personal fulfilment and a thriving business where I get to support hundreds of thousands of survivors of narcissistic abuse. It's not an easy path, but with the right support, you can change your life.

On my journey, I discovered how a narcissistic relationship had eroded my self-belief. Through potent mindset techniques and tools, I redefined and reclaimed my self-worth.

Imagine a future where you're not bound by the past, where you reclaim your power and pave the way for nurturing relationships, deep happiness and a life of freedom and joy.

"The investment you make in yourself today, will pay dividends in your life forever. "

Margi

  • What should I expect in a life coaching/counselling session?
    During our sessions, you'll find a nurturing environment where you can openly share your concerns and challenges. Our initial conversations will delve into understanding your background, present circumstances, and the reasons that led you to seek life coaching/counselling. Together, we'll explore your emotions, behaviors, and symptoms, pinpointing the root causes of your challenges. Each session is crafted to cater to your individual needs, employing a range of techniques best suited for your situation. Whether it's utilizing cognitive-behavioural therapy to reshape negative thought cycles or talk therapy to navigate emotions stemming from past traumas, the approach is holistic. Our journey will be a collaborative one, setting goals and crafting strategies to address your concerns. Rest assured, our interactions will always be in a space marked by confidentiality and devoid of judgment, ensuring you always feel at ease expressing yourself.
  • Will the counsellor keep everything I say confidential?
    Yes, one of the core principles of counselling is confidentiality. Counsellors are ethically and legally bound to maintain the confidentiality of their clients' information unless there are certain circumstances where they are required by law to disclose information. These circumstances typically include situations where there is a risk of harm to the client or others, such as child abuse, self-harm, or harm to others, or if the therapist is ordered by a court of law to disclose information. It's important to note that the trust and safety of the therapeutic relationship is built on confidentiality, and maintaining confidentiality is a top priority for most counsellors.
  • How long will I need to attend counselling?
    The duration of counselling can vary depending on your individual needs and goals, as well as the type of counselling you are receiving. Some people may only need a few sessions to address a specific concern, while others may require more long-term therapy to address deeper, underlying issues. It's important to discuss your goals and expectations with your therapist at the beginning of therapy to get an idea of the potential length of therapy. This can help you set realistic expectations and make informed decisions about your therapy. In general, some common factors that can influence the length of counselling include: The severity and complexity of your concerns. Your motivation and commitment to therapy. Your willingness to engage in the therapeutic process. Your availability to attend sessions regularly. Your progress and the effectiveness of the therapy. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan and regularly assess your progress to determine the appropriate length of therapy. I may recommend adjustments to the frequency or type of therapy based on your progress and changing needs. Therapy is a collaborative process, and you can discuss your goals and preferences with your therapist to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
  • How often should I attend counselling sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions for recovery from narcissistic abuse can depend on various factors, including the severity and complexity of the abuse, the individual's needs and goals, and my recommendations. In general, weekly therapy sessions are recommended for individuals recovering from narcissistic abuse, particularly in the early stages of therapy. This can provide a consistent and supportive space for individuals to process their experiences, explore their emotions, and work towards healing and recovery. However, the frequency of therapy sessions can vary based on individual circumstances. Some individuals may benefit from more frequent sessions, while others may require less frequent sessions as they progress in their recovery. It's important to note that recovery from narcissistic abuse can be a complex and challenging process, and the length and frequency of therapy can vary depending on the individual's progress and needs.
  • How do I know if you are the right counsellor/coach for me?
    The most important factor in making progress in healing from narcissistic abuse is the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the individual and their counsellor. Narcissistic abuse can be complex and traumatic, and individuals who have experienced it often require a safe and supportive space to process their experiences and work towards healing and recovery. A counsellor who has expertise in narcissistic abuse can provide this space and help individuals develop the coping skills and emotional resilience needed to heal from the effects of the abuse. For therapy to be effective, it's crucial that you feel comfortable and safe with a counsellor. This requires a trusting and collaborative relationship where the individual feels heard, understood, and supported. When there is a strong therapeutic relationship, the individual is more likely to feel empowered to explore their emotions and work through the trauma of narcissistic abuse. Your comfort and well-being are paramount. If at any point you feel that our sessions aren't the right match for you, please know it's perfectly okay to step back. Always prioritize what feels right for you.
  • How much will counselling cost?
    An individual session of 50 minutes with Margi is $300 AUD
  • Will counselling be covered by my health insurance?
    No, my session is not covered by health insurance as I am not under the Medicare Rebate scheme.
  • What should I do if I feel uncomfortable during a counselling session?
    It can be helpful to prepare for the session by thinking about what you want to talk about and what you hope to achieve from therapy. This can help you feel more focused and prepared and can help you make the most of your time with the therapist. Set realistic expectations: It's important to have realistic expectations about what therapy can achieve. Healing and recovery take time, and progress may not happen as quickly as you might like. It's important to be patient and to trust the process. Practice self-care: Prior to attending sessions, it's important to prioritize self-care. This can include getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. This can help you feel more resilient and better able to cope with the emotional challenges of therapy. Communicate with the therapist: If you have concerns or questions about therapy, don't be afraid to communicate these with your therapist. They are there to support you and can provide guidance and reassurance as needed. Overall, preparing for therapy and taking care of yourself prior to attending sessions can help you feel more comfortable and confident in the therapeutic process.
  • How can I make the most of my counselling sessions?
    Be open and honest: Therapy is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and speak your mind. Be honest with your therapist about your thoughts and feelings, even if they are difficult to express. Set goals: Work with your therapist to set specific, achievable goals for your therapy sessions. This can help you stay focused and motivated and can give you a sense of progress and accomplishment. Practice what you learn: In therapy, you may learn new coping strategies, communication skills, or other tools to help you manage difficult emotions or situations. Try to practice what you learn outside of therapy, and report back to your therapist on how it went. Be patient: Healing and growth take time, and progress may not happen as quickly as you'd like. Be patient and trust the therapeutic process. Take responsibility: Therapy is a collaborative process, and your therapist is there to support you. However, ultimately, it's up to you to take responsibility for your own healing and growth. Attend sessions regularly: Attend therapy sessions as regularly as possible, and don't miss sessions unless it's necessary. Consistency is key in therapy. Give feedback: Let your therapist know how you feel about the therapy process and how it's working for you. This can help them adjust their approach and tailor the therapy to your specific needs.
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  • How can Margi's sessions help me?
    Counselling/Coaching serves as an essential lifeline for those who've endured narcissistic abuse. Such abuse often leaves deep emotional and psychological scars, leading to feelings of confusion, invalidation, and powerlessness. Engaging in dialogue about your trauma, being truly heard and validated, is of paramount importance. Counselling/coaching not only offers this validation but also guides you in recognizing and navigating the aftermath of abuse. The process of setting goals and charting a path forward is not just empowering—it's transformative. Gaining a clear understanding of how to move from pain to purpose can be a life-altering experience.

Why choose Margi as your therapist?

 

Margi's therapeutic approach is distinctively transformative, blending the depth of counseling with the proactive strategies of coaching. This dynamic combination ensures an active and engaging journey towards healing and growth, setting it apart from traditional methods.

"With Margi, I feel as though I keep moving towards self-discovery. Her impact on my journey has been unparalleled, guiding me in growth and healing... a new version of me!  I find myself having so many 'aha' moments!" one client beautifully explains.

"Margi's genuine, non-judgmental, and insightful demeanor makes her a standout. She effortlessly blends optimism with real-world solutions, helping navigate personal challenges. I once thought my relationship had destroyed me".

The aftermath of narcissistic abuse leaves so many with overwhelming anxiety and sleepless nights. "Margi was a life saver. Through her, I discovered techniques that brought me peace and initiated my genuine healing journey."

Highlighting her transformative impact, one client reveals, "With Margi's guidance, I've not only realized my potential but also been empowered to embrace my fears. I have achieved so many of my lifelong dreams. I have very firm boundaries with my mother, have my dream job and bought my own house last year. Working with Margi has literally been life changing."

And for those trapped in the web of past relationships, one individual shares, "Margi's support was the catalyst that enabled me to recognize the true nature of my past relationship and muster the courage to move on. Now, I'm experiencing a freedom I never thought possible."

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