Marie Paek


Practising: General medical practice, Counselling and psychotherapy

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Marie Paek

Marie works both as a medical GP in Surry Hills and a somatic psychotherapist. Her deep-seated interest in finding the root cause of dis-ease has led her to study many modalities and undergo deep enquiry into the mind-body connection.

She attended the University of New South Wales where she pursued a double degree in Medicine and Arts, majoring in sociology and philosophy. From this early foundation, she grasped how fundamentally our mental-spiritual-emotional health impacts on our physical well-being.

She went on to formally train in a mindfulness-based, body-oriented psychotherapy known as ‘Hakomi’ and treats both individuals and couples. She is committed to providing a nurturing and safe environment to compassionately explore what makes us who we are and what gets in the way of reaching for the kind of life that will bring most meaning and satisfaction.

In addition to psychotherapy, underpinning the way she practices medicine is a fundamental belief that prevention is critical to good health. She is passionate about using food as medicine and highlighting the importance of diet, lifestyle choices including the need to minimise environmental toxins. She also uses nutritional supplements if needed. She is currently studying functional medicine with ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine) and is working towards the fellowship program.

Suitable for individual & couple therapy with a focus on:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief Adjustment Disorder
  • Addictions
  • Depression associated with Chronic Illness
  • Unexplained somatic symptoms
  • Relationship difficulties

Medical areas of interest:

  • Women’s Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Antenatal Shared Care
  • Family planning
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine

Cancellation policy

Should you have to change your appointment to another day or cancel it for any reason, you will need to ring 9211 3811 at least 24 hours prior, otherwise a cancellation fee will apply as follows:

  • More than 24 hours notice: no charge
  • Less than 24 hours notice: 100% of appointment fee charged
  • Missed appointment: 100% of appointment fee charged