Magali focuses on strengths and solutions to uncover a person’s inner resources and abilities. She offers a service that is respectful and helps you identify and achieve your goals using counselling or hypnosis.

She is trained in a range of counselling techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma-focused Therapy.


Magali has over 24 years of experience in the areas of counselling, crisis management, consultancy and supervision.

She has a wide range of counselling experience including working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. Her experience was gained in both general counselling and specialist health care settings, e.g. community health, private school, university, and employee assistance.

Magali has experience working with:

    • Adjustment disorder

    • Alcohol use disorders

    • Anger management

    • Anxiety disorders

    • Attention deficit disorder

    • Assertiveness problems

    • Bereavement

    • Bipolar disorder

    • Building confidence

    • Childhood sexual abuse

    • Communication skills

    • Conduct disorder

    • Conflict resolution

    • Cross cultural issues

    • Cult issues

    • Depression & post-natal depression

    • Disability

    • Domestic violence

    • Drug use disorders

    • Eating disorders

    • Family problems

    • Gambling

    • Grief and loss issues

    • Habit management

    • Headaches

    • Life crises

    • Life transitions issues

    • Mediation

    • Middle age

    • Obsessive compulsive disorder

    • Pain management

    • Panic disorder

    • Parenting

    • Perfectionism

    • Phobic disorders

    • Procrastination

    • Health issues

    • Post traumatic stress disorder

    • Relationship difficulties

    • Relaxation training

    • Retirement

    • Return to work

    • Separation

    • Self development

    • Self esteem

    • Sexual assault

    • Sexual disorders

    • Sleep problems

    • Smoking

    • Social phobia

    • Social skills

    • Stress and coping

    • Suicide intervention and prevention

    • Trauma

    • Vocational and academic issues

    • Weight issues

    • Work life balance

    • Work problems

    • Worry


Magali Couineau is a Registered Clinical & Counselling Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Colleges of Clinical & Counselling Psychologists, and a Hypnotherapist and Certified Gottman Therapist.

Her qualifications are a Bachelor of Art (Honours), a Master of Psychology, and a Diploma of Solution Oriented Hypnosis.

She is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Mediation, and Assessment and Workplace Training.