About Us

Lakeside Family Counselling is a collective of experienced and qualified Family and Relationship Counsellors, Psychologists and Social Workers based in Wollongong.  Our practitioners have tertiary qualifications in the social sciences and wide experience working for a range of non-government organisations such as Relationships Australia, Interrelate Family Centres and in Private Practice.

Mary Hawkins

  • BSocSc (Psychology)(Honours)
  • Grad Dip Psychology
  • BA Communications
  • Dip Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

Mary has 19 years experience working in both private practice and in various organisations as a Psychotherapist, Relationship & Family Counsellor, Group Facilitator and Relationship Educator.  During the past 13 years Mary has worked primarily with families experiencing relationship difficulties, parenting issues and the special challenges associated with family separation, single parenting and blended families.  Mary is also an experienced Child Consultant with extensive experience working with high conflict separated families and their children.

Mary is also an accredited Tuning Into Kids and Tuning Into Teens facilitator, and has run Relationship Education and Parenting Courses for Relationships Australia and Interrelate Family Centres for the past 10 years.


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