Madeleine Maloney Dip. Teaching (Primary); Diploma Solution Oriented Counselling; Diploma Counselling for Solutions; Diploma Solution Oriented Hypnosis

Counselling, Psychotherapy

Working as a teacher and counsellor in varied social, cultural and geographic settings including Australia, Poland and Ireland I gained a wealth of experience and learning that informs my practice.

In my first year teaching, students, parents and colleagues commented on my ability to unite the student’s unique learning style and interests with their legitimacy as a learner.

‘Madeleine taught at St Peter’s School for two years. We had the privilege of Madeleine teaching our son during this time. Madeleine’s holistic approach to teaching children, particularly those with learning problems, was exceptional. I have always found Madeleine to be sincere, approachable, extremely competent and professional in everything she does.’

Jean Vivian (2015) School Secretary St Peter’s School Coleambally (since 1974)

With additional learning in Solution Oriented Counselling and Ericksonian Psychotherapy in the mid 90s I combined my experience and studies from formal education to the field of counselling/psychotherapy.

In recent years as a school counsellor the focus of my work has been with children, adolescents, parents, extended family members, principals and teachers. 

Clients and associates have appraised that I respectfully gain the trust of the client and enable the consistent generation of useful outcomes.

‘I hold Madeleine’s approach to therapeutic care in the highest regard. Her work as head counsellor at St John’s Catholic school in Darwin was exemplary as was her understanding of cross cultural responsiveness.’

Ash Dargen, NT coordinator for i-bobbly research and development

People come to see me when they feel concerned about something going on in their lives and they don’t like it and they know what to do about it.

People state they feel worse from talking within themselves, from confiding in those around them, reading blogs and books, researching the internet and watching YouTube clips.

People say what makes a difference in the session is the experience of being listened to and respected in a space where they can see what matters to them in fresh, alternative ways. In this space they discover and create ways of doing something differently, often something small and easy in their daily living. The experience of exploring, connecting and learning is easy, natural and simple.

What matters is a mood of not knowing, of being curious and wondering, of humor, flexibility, playfulness, and a willingness to be human together.

It is a joy to see people leaving feeling different.

You can see it, they are different.


Madeleine is registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA Reg: Clinical). She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Madeleine is a Registered Provider with NDIS: Support Coordination & Counselling.

‘I have known Madeleine Maloney for 12 years both personally and professionally, in learning experiences and in professional supervision groups. She is a deeply respectful woman, with astute clinical skills and flexibility. She works beautifully with children and adolescents in challenging life circumstances, in an empowering and dignified way. She is a masterful collaborator building connections for clients within their family and community. I have no hesitation in recommending her.’

Gabrielle Peacock, Centre of Effective Therapy Hobart


Phone 0455 498 963
ABN 86 447 819 899

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