Marcus Read

Masters of Counselling Practice; Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA); Member of Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Marcus has a passion to help people move forward by actively caring for, committing to, and challenging them. His professional counselling is founded in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Recovery approaches, including getting in touch with what people value, mindfulness and focusing on people’s strengths. Marcus has a high level of knowledge and experience working in the Mental Health sector, and an understanding of the unique challenges this brings to individuals, carers, and the community.

Marcus has a passion for diversity and inclusion within all areas of our communities. Marcus brings experience providing support work and advocacy for people on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD, as well as mental health and medical conditions.

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Our Services

At Better Health SA we are always looking for ways to best serve the community. This attitude allows for flexibility in the services that Better Health SA can deliver. So if you’re looking for a service we don’t yet offer, have an idea of a way we could better serve the community, or would like to be a part of the Better Health SA network…let us know.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy are professional activities that utilise an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives.


Better Health SA provides various NDIS supports to people in the community. Supports comprise of but are not limited to mentoring, counselling, therapeutic groups, social skills training, capacity building.

Please do not hesitate to contact Better Health SA to discuss an individually tailored service agreement to suit your situation and needs.

Therapeutic Groups

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time.

Education and Training

Education and Training designed to deliver specific skills and knowledge. On request, Better Health SA can create and deliver education and training catering to the needs of individuals, groups, and organisations.

Group Therapy

Learning together in groups can be a valuable way for us to contribute to our own personal growth as well as others. At Better Health SA we believe that relationship is key to all growth and aim to facilitate a safe relational space to not just grow but flourish.

Why Better Health SA?

Better Health SA uses a client-centred approach that focuses on individual’s strengths and starts with how you want to be in the world, rather than focussing on what you want to be. Once people have an understanding of how they want to be in the world, the what can start to come in to focus.

In today’s diagnosis, problem-focused, problem-solving world, individuals can become lost and lose track of their values and direction. Better Health SA aims to put individuals and families at the centre, and start with your values and strengths.

Ready to Get Started?

What keeps you from getting started?
What’s holding you back from your next big adventure or the change you have been wanting?
Do you have a feeling of not being good enough?
A fear of being criticized by others?

“Imperfect action beats non-action every time.” – President Harry Truman.

So if you are ready then I am too.