The principal consultant at C&C Wellness is Marie Adamou. Marie is a qualified Social Worker, she graduated from the University of NSW with Honours and is a registered member of (AASW) the Australian Association of Social Workers Board.
Marie Adamou’s professional background extends to over 25 years, with an accumulation of clinical and field experience in diverse fields.
Specialty in the area of chronic and complex health care; providing counselling and advocacy for those living with a dual diagnosis, covering mental illness, physical, cognitive/intellectual and/or other neurological diseases.
Expertise in responding to complex psychosocial requirements of families, adolescents and children. Amongst these are; child protection, early intervention and prevention, mental health, suicidal tendencies, drug and alcohol abuse, criminal justice, children with propensity for physical self-damage, challenging behavioural patterns, homelessness and domestic violence.
Attributing to years of field experience, Marie has developed a broad understanding of the underlying issues affecting families and the need to overcome such issues in the most efficacious, humane and judicious manner. The depth of her experience as a Social Worker has enabled her to provide counselling and systemic advocacy to support people in real need.
As a clinician, Marie has performed her professional occupation within the community, government departments, and health care facilities in a variety of appointed positions. Marie’s professional life has seen her engaged in managerial positions, having managed other staff, teams, and departments.
Finally, Marie has worked as a Consultant, Family Therapist, Senior Social Worker, Counsellor, and Case Manager.
Amongst her various professional appointments, the following would be indicative of her attributes,
Early Ed North Sydney
Senior Family Therapist
Muscular Dystrophy NSW
Senior Social Worker & NDIS Client Services Coordinator
Senior Clinician for Client Service Programs, Emergency Counselling, EAP seminars, Immunotherapy, Urology, Education & Wellness
NSW Department of Community Services, Ageing, Disability & Homecare
Senior Consultant & Manager
Westmead Children’s Hospital, Diagnostic & Assessment
Senior Clinician, Clinical Director of Grade 1- & 2 Social Workers
Senior Counsellor & Group Therapist
Family & Community Services Ageing, Disability & Homecare
Senior Consultant , Manager, Social Worker at five government departments; Parramatta, Hornsby, Liverpool,
Hurstville & Bondi
Marie Adamou has a very caring manner; she is warm, sensitive and has an empathetic approach to her counselling style. Marie engages her correspondents in a non-judgmental and understanding manner. The approach adopted is not to judge people but to understand their difficulties as in life we all experience changes, ups and downs in our daily life.
Marie’s expertise is in Solution Focused Brief Therapy which is a powerful and positive framework used in her counselling sessions. In 1997 Marie successfully completed further education with Michael Durrant, the Co-Founder and the Director of Brief Therapy Institute of Sydney. A variety of modalities are included in therapy sessions these are, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Bereavement, Crisis and Trauma counselling, Family Therapy , Narrative and Play Therapy.
Marie has extensive knowledge of the welfare system and can assist with community links and the attainment of specific funding and emergency services. Support within counselling can also be offered in the form of advocacy, consultation, case management for either generic services or specialized areas like Mental Health, Aged Care, Health Care and the (NDIS) National Disability Insurance Scheme.
As a Clinician, Marie has conducted many educational workshops and seminars for the promotion of health and wellness. Her appointment at MS Australia involved presentations to assist clients with self-management strategies. Marie has an interest in the cooperate sector with Employment Assistance Programs. She has worked in collaboration with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers for individual and group on line MSL programs providing counselling with employment related disputes, discrimination and the protection of consumer rights.
Adding to this Marie has a background in therapies for psychological, meditation and beauty treatments and believes that wellness is the connection of mind, body and spirit.
Contact: 0490 802 019