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Marian Ruyter

Counsellor/Clinical Hypnotherapist

ACFED level: Bronze

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0411 368 401

391 Hargreaves Street.
Bendigo, VIC 3550
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Courses Completed

  • Eating Disorder Essentials
  • Psychological Approaches for Clients with Weight Concerns


Accredited Mental Health Nurse, Australia College of Mental Health Nursing, May 2005
Professional Member Australian Hypnotherapist Association, March 2013
Professional Member: level 2, Australian Counsellors Association, Aug 2014
Accredited Member of Australian Mediation Association, May 2015
Full Member EMDR Association Australia. August 2018
Registered Victims Referral & Assistance Counsellor, Victoria, March 2004
Accredited and Registered National Association for Loss and Grief Counsellor (NALAG, Vic), November 2003
Registered TAC provider: No: 50178460


Life can be a challenging journey, whatever stage on this journey you are at.
At any time we all can be in need of support or help. It takes courage to acknowledge needing assistance, and to ask for assistance.
Reaching out for support can help you to make good decisions about your health and wellbeing.
Marian is a qualified counsellor, hypnotherapist, and mediator. She specialises in working with people dealing with loss and grief, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and sleeping problems and can assist you to:
• Improve your mental health - dealing with anxiety, depression, OCD, Bi-Polar disorder, stress management, phobias, panic attacks, fears and worrying.
• Improve general health - improve sleeping habits, weight management, eating disorders, smoking cessation, change addictive habits, chronic pain management, management of effect of chronic illness, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
• Improve relationships - interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills.
She offers reduced fees for people on a low income or pension income.

Marian Ruyter emigrated to Australia in 1978. She lived 5 years in Melbourne and moved to Bendigo, Victoria, in 1983. She graduated as Mental Health Nurse at La Trobe in Bendigo in 1994. She is an accredited Mental Health Nurse with the ACMHN since 2005, a member of the Australian Counsellors Association (2015) and Australian Hypnotherapists Association (2012). She is a faculty member and endorsed practicum supervisor with the William Glasser Institute, Australia since 2008. She initially trained as an Intellectual Disability Nurse and worked in this field for 21 years till 1993. From 1995 to 2015, she worked with ‘At Risk’ adolescents and then in the Gambler’s Help as Therapeutic Counsellor from August 2008 to July 2015. Since February 2003 she also does counselling in private practice. During these years she also completed a Professional Mediation course, in 2015, the Introductory and Advanced Practicum in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing course in 2018, and the Eating Disorders Essentials Course with ACFED in May 2019.

“ I am committed to delivering a high quality service. My approach is solution focussed and client centred. I consider it very important to build a positive, respectful relationship with clients, and to work together on the issues. I am very skilled in assisting clients to assess and identify their needs, their strengths, their wants and to find pathways of resolution. Over my years of experience, I have found that every client I have met, has carried their own solution within.”