Compassion. Growth. Courage

Butterfly Courage

Counselling and Coaching

Counselling supports you…

Counselling can be helpful

if you are feeling unhappy,

unfulfilled or anxious.

Often you may have tried to cope

on your own though you find it difficult.

Counselling is having a professional relationship,

not a friend and someone to listen to you,

no matter what happens.

Through counselling you can be supported

to find a new direction, possible strategies

or develop the skills to deal with demanding situations.

In counselling you will be heard

and have someone really listen to you

without judgement.

Counselling has a specific purpose:

to provide an opportunity for you

to work towards living

a more productive and satisfying life.



Coaching is much more positive focused

and future-goal directed.

With my coaching and mentoring services,

we look at where you have been

and where you would like to go.

If this is the first time contacting me, click here to book a FREE no obligation 15 minute session with me (only available by phone or online web-conferencing).
Book now

Image: Nora Wendel

About Butterfly Courage

Hi! I’m Renee.

I’m a counsellor, psychotherapist and coach.

I am passionate about helping people have a better life.

I have over 15 years experience working in therapy and the community and have worked for over 10 years in my private practice, Butterfly Courage.

I offer sessions in counselling,

coaching and mentoring for individuals,

couples and families, as well as

spiritual development and supervision.



Please do not hesitate to call me

on 0411 312 750

International: +61 411 312 750

or email onĀ

Find out more

Butterfly Courage Services

Offering counselling, coaching and mentoring for:

  • Families
  • Couples
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & loss
  • Business
  • Mentoring
  • Spiritual and Transpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Personal growth
  • Clinical Supervision


Client testimonials

Jane “Renee, you have a gift.”
Jacob “I kept coming back as I found you truly non-judgemental.”
Rochelle “This has been a great help.”

(For confidentiality reasons, these are not their real names.)


$90 for individual work
$110 for couples
$120 for Clinical Supervision
$150 for family

Online therapy available. Please contact me for more. A variety of online services are available.

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Other prices available on request.

All counselling sessions are one hour in length.

For Paypal payments, prices and other services, check out my mindfulness and movement website: Heart & Soul Movement.

Contact Renee

PO Box 3085
Austinmer NSW 2515
Ph: 0411 312 750

I am a professional and clinical member of PACFA and ACSA.
This assures you of my professional services.

If this is the first time contacting me,
click here to book a FREE no obligation 15 minute session with me (only available by phone or online web-conferencing).

Just choose the ‘free 15 minute session’ from the options.

Book now

Facebook: butterflycourage
Twitter: @butterflycourag
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Instagram: butterfly_courage
Youtube Channel: Renee McDonald

Online therapy web conferencing
sessions available.
Online therapy held by Zoom.

Counselling practice
located in Thirroul.


Renee McDonald provides
professional development training, workshops,
retreats and events for the community,
for fellow counsellors, therapists and

Retreat: Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September, 2017.
The next event Renee is hosting
is the Heart & Soul Movement retreat.

For anyone interested, I have teamed up with Debbie Ward Harris again
for our annual mindful, wellness and well-being retreat
at Govinda Valley Retreat Centre, Otford.
Previously, it was run in in 2016 to rave reviews.
To book for the retreat, click here: