Meet The Team

Marie Vakakis

I’m Marie, I’m so glad you found me.

I’m the director of Evexia Counselling Services. Welcome.

What can I tell you about me? I’m a little bit of a nerd. I sometimes make bad jokes. I love furry creatures (dogs in particular), hiking and camping. I am an experienced counsellor and family therapist offering psychological and relationship support online and in-person in Melbourne’s inner west suburb of Footscray.

My passion lies in helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing.  I specialise in working with young people as well as couples and families.

My style of therapy is very much like my personality: quirky, humble, funny, direct, and blunt in a caring way. I have a sense of humour about myself, and I encourage my clients to adopt the same attitude. I am incredibly enthusiastic and tend to get excited as we work together to create lasting change in your life. 

I incorporate a range of techniques such as ACT, CBT, EMDR and mindfulness in my work. I’ve invested in the highest level of training and professional development because I truly want to support you. I have some great tools I can share with you to help you improve your mental health, wellbeing, and relationships. What I really want you to know, is that I’m really invested in you.

Kathryn Eberly

Kathryn is a mental health social worker and family therapist who specialises in the provision of therapeutic services to children, young people, parents, carers and families. Kathryn has a warm and relaxed style that invites shared investigation into ways to improve wellbeing, mental health, communication and relationships. 

Kathryn has experience supporting children and young people in distress due to issues such as childhood trauma, parental separation, anxiety, and loss and grief. As a systemic therapist, Kathryn works closely with parents and carers to improve family relationships and communication between family members. 

Kathryn incorporates a range of evidence-based approaches into her practice, including CBT, ACT, Mindfulness and EMDR. She is passionate about supporting her clients to make connections that make a difference, both within their own thoughts and emotions, as well as in the relationships that are important to them. Kathryn has extensive training in childhood trauma and experience providing attachment-based therapies, including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay.