Why Us?

Meet Donna

 

We are a client centred practice providing counselling, art therapy and programs to achieve positive outcomes, develop self-awareness, personal growth, mental health wellbeing and healing for our clients

At Innate Therapies we provide a range of services including child, adolescent and adult counselling, relationship and family counselling, parenting courses, personal development workshops including a range of courses and workshops designed for in-school presentation. Your sessions with us may include a number of the following modalities…

Sensorimotor Art Therapy, Expressive therapies, Sand Play Therapy, Clay Field Therapy, Symbol Work, Counselling, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & Essential Oils.

We are also a Registered NDIS Provider and look forward to supporting NDIS Participants throughout Cairns and surrounding suburbs.

We look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey back to a balanced and happy life.

Our Values

Transparent

We are transparent and honest in all that we do

Respect

We respect others, ourselves, and our environment

Integrity

We are integrous in all our actions and interactions

Empathetic

We are empathetic and truly care

Value

We know and recognise the intrinsic worth of every human being

Accepting

We are non judgemental and accepting of each and every person

Donna hand picks her team of therapists who are

skilled and trained in working with both children and adults

 

Innate therapies Australia - Donna Mahoney

Donna Mahoney

Principal Practitioner & Founder

Donna began Innate Therapies over ten years ago whilst working full time as a Counsellor/Art Therapist within the Not For Profit sector of Cairns. Donna has built an impressive career in the fields of counselling & art therapy and is well known for the work she does in working with children and adults for a wide range of concerns and specialises in attachment and trauma.

Donna’s wide range of modalities and skill set within her counselling/Art Therapy sessions include, but are not limited to,  Symbol Work and Sandplay, Clay Field Therapy, Sensorimotor Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Therapies and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Donna is called on regularly by many agencies as a Specialist Counsellor to provide support/training for their staff and provides Professional Supervision to other counsellors to enhance their skills. Donna has worked extensively within the Yarrabah Aboriginal Community and the South of Cairns within the schools providing workshops and counselling/art therapy.

SPECIALISED COUNSELLOR | CREATIVE ART THERAPIST

AUSTRALIAN COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION SUPERVISOR

  • – Bachelor of Arts – Majoring in Human Services
  • – Diploma of Community Services (Welfare Studies)
  • – Diploma of Professional Counselling
  • – Diploma in Sensorimotor Art Therapy
  • – Diploma in Clay Field Therapy 
  • – Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents
  • – Certificate in Sand Play Therapy and Symbol Work with Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • – Level 1 & 2 Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.)
  • – Registered NDIS Provider

Our Therapy Spaces

WELCOME TO INNATE THERAPIES AUSTRALIA

Our rooms are located on the bottom floor of our beautiful old Queenslander at 9 Barlow Street, Manunda. Easily accessible and with plenty of on street parking.

RELAX WHILE YOU WAIT

For parents and carers accompanying our young clients, we have a comfortable and relaxing waiting area for you to enjoy some quiet time.

COUNSELLING ROOM 

For those visiting us for counselling sessions, our comfortable counselling room provides a relaxing setting to allow you to feel at home during your session.

ART THERAPY, CLAY FIELD THERAPY, SAND PLAY THERAPY

We provide a safe space to explore Art Therapy, Clay Field Therapy and Sand Play Therapy for all of our clients and will often incorporate these therapies into our sessions based on the needs of each individual client.

PLAY THERAPY

Our extensively resourced play therapy room allows our younger clients to feel comfortable while exploring a range of modalities at Innate Therapies.

COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS

We provide free tea, coffee and bottled water for those needing a refreshment while waiting.

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Here’s what some of our clients are saying

Supervision with Donna has been very significant for my ongoing development as a Counsellor. She has supplied assistance in all the areas you would want assistance from in a supervisor. Donna has delivered guidance with clients as well as support with personal struggles. She has provided good advice for further training, employment opportunities, resource suggestions and more. Donna is always on time and welcoming. She also always follows through if she says she will do something, and last but not least, she has carried me in her belief in my ability as a Counsellor when I have had doubts about that myself.

Jan Graham