Marc de Bruin - Simplifying Life

The more complex our lives become, the more an individual need for simplifying life arises. Unfortunately, there seems to be an un-ending increase in complexity and information overload, combined with added pressures from employers, financial commitments, social expectations and physical and mental health issues.

As a result, depression, anxiety, trauma and various other stress-related issues have been steadily on the rise. In Australia, nearly half the population will experience mental ill-health or mental illness that require counselling at some stage of their lives (statistic: Black Dog Institute).

Eastern Mindfulness orientated wisdom has long been beneficial in restoring and maintaining mental health, and Western psychology and counselling approaches are more and more integrating advances in brain-science with Mindfulness based interventions -with excellent clinical results.

I have made it my career’s purpose since 2005 as a counsellor to assist my clients with:

  • personal counselling for alleviating symptoms of -specifically- depression, anxiety and panic, stress and mental ill-health
  • feeling more in balance, both in professional and personal lives
  • grief & loss counselling and counselling for dealing with strong emotions
  • career focus and career transition counselling

I focus on simplifying life, using Mindfulness in formal (meditation) and informal (living mindfully) counselling fashion. Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy are four of the main counselling modalities I apply in my practice.

With a background in Business and Commercial Law, I also work with organisations, providing Counselling Training, Critical Incident Debriefing, Employee Assistance Programs Counselling, Employability Skills Training and Vocational Counselling.

If you are employed, there is a good chance your employer has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in place. This program allows you to have a number of counselling sessions each year at NO COST to you.

I work with a number of leading Australian EAP providers, among which Converge International, Acacia Connection, Eudoxia, Workplace Wellness Australia, Drake Workwise, D'Accord PHS and LifeSkills Australia. Even when your employer is linked in with another EAP Provider, you might be able to engage my counselling services under their EAP program. Definitely check with your employer if there is an EAP counselling program in place; this way, we could work together even more affordably!

Simplify life. Let's have a chat. Contact me to make an appointment.

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