Welcome to Maleny, a tranquil village tucked away in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia. This charming region holds a special place in the hearts of its residents, and visitors who come here on weekends and holidays quickly fall in love with its beauty and charm.
What sets Maleny apart is its reputation as a destination with a unique healing presence. We've carefully selected some of the finest experts in their respective fields to support our psychotherapy practice in this restful location.
we acknowledge the tradition owners of the land
... on which we practise Psychotherapy. We are aware of the rich history of meeting, ceremony and rituals that supported visiting groups on a 3-year cycle, in synchronicity with the bunya pine fruiting. These precious gatherings has been lost. We support the Gubbi Gubbi people of this region as they seek to reimagine them. We also pay our respects to the Jinibara people, their elders past, present and emerging. We are grateful to have the opportunity to promote mental wellness on this land.
nestled in the sunshine coast hinterland
Perhaps it's the people, the elevation, or the rich history as a meeting place for indigenous communities from far and wide. Maybe it's the long-standing commitment of residents to live a cooperative lifestyle. It could be all of these factors and more. There's a palpable healing energy in the land, attracting dedicated therapists who offer their knowledge, time, and energy to promote well-being.
access to a healthy, nutrient-dense diet
Here, you'll find a strong commitment to a healthy diet, with access to spray-free and organic ingredients available through local markets and vendors, and preferred by many restaurants and cafes. The surrounding region boasts artisan dairies, strawberry fields, avocado groves, macadamia farms, custard apple orchards and organic produce farms.
opportunities to move your body and enjoy a restful respite in nature
Maleny's inviting landscape features therapeutic walking trails that meander through the rolling hills, once home to a thriving dairy industry. Pioneer Mary Cairncross dedicated 50 hectares of land to preserving the original natural forest, providing a sanctuary for pademelons and other local species to thrive. Our rivers and creeks are a habitat for platypus and water dragons.
mental wellness is about therapy, and much more...
For those seeking a mental wellness getaway, there are Yoga, Pilates, Massage and Qi Gong studios, along with a local gym to support your wellness reset in the hills.
re-awaken your senses
To stimulate or reset your senses and spark your creativity, the region is renowned for its artisans and artists. You'll find pottery, patchwork, knitting, fine arts, silversmiths, woodworkers, and more on display in the galleries along the main street. The dawn chorus serenades you with the songs of multiple native bird species, offering a soothing respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
rest your mind
Our village proudly hosts three bookstores, a testament to our commitment to analog pleasures in these digitally dominant times. There's nothing quite like grabbing a good book and losing yourself in its pages at a local café or park bench.
If you've lost your confidence and shied away from the overwhelming social activities that often accompany modern life, you'll find Maleny residents to be friendly, welcoming, and unintrusive. Whether you're in a local café, an art gallery, or simply crossing the street, you'll encounter open-hearted locals.
plan a reset
With a myriad of stunning accommodation options nestled in harmony with the local environment and wildlife, we invite you to spend time in Maleny to reset your mental wellness. Consider a therapy intensive with up to 3 sessions each week to reflect, address your challenges, and unravel life's mysteries. In preparation for your stay, together with you we'll design an individual therapy and support plan, by tapping into local resources that align with our proven model.
Maleny is here to nurture your well-being, and we can't wait to welcome you.
Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work stress and burnout, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, we are here to support you. We'll work together to understand your unique holistic profile and empower you on your journey toward a healthier, happier you.