Pshko Marden Social Worker (Registrar)

Adelaide Narrative Hindmarsh Clinic136 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007
clinic location


Pshko (Shko) Marden is a therapeutic practitioner with over a decade of experience in therapeutic context, both in Australia and abroad. His practice is guided by narrative ideas, the invitational approach, and trauma informed therapy. It is also deeply rooted in postmodern philosophy, feminism, queer and critical race theories. His therapeutic approach centres the significance of collaboration with clients. Pshko works with couples and families around relationship issues, assisting them in respectfully exploring their hopes and concerns, and finding new ways to relate. Pshko also works closely with individuals who have been affected by mental health adversities, supporting them in actualising possibilities and making new meanings out of their experiences. In navigating family violence through the invitational approach, Pshko engages men to reflect on their ways of being, and the impacts on their loved ones, while supporting them in their journey of becoming a better version of themselves. Providing therapeutic support to the survivors of sexual abuse and trauma is another domain of Pshko’s practice. He also works with individuals experiencing grief and loss. Pshko is a family counsellor with the therapeutic counselling service at the uniting communities. In his role there he collaborates with the Australian Refugee Association where he works closely with clients from CALD communities.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Master of Social Work




In-clinic consultation

  • Counselling Couple or Family/Group Therapy
  • Counselling for Family Law Referrals
  • Counselling Individual Therapeutic Session

Online consultation

  • Narrative Therapy Supervision and Mentoring

Specialisation and Services

Area of Focus

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Counselling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • General Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Development
  • Trauma
  • Violent and Sexual offenders

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • Kurdish


  • Online consultations