About Michelle

Michelle is a Senior Psychologist with experience in depression, anxiety, relationships and a strong focus on self-esteem, transforming limiting thoughts and beliefs and discovering meaning and purpose in one’s life. Michelle works in both private practice and in the corporate sector, providing a depth of experience across personal and work-related issues. Michelle is experienced in dealing with critical incidents and has experience in supporting individuals and groups in the after math of grief and trauma. Michelle has a holistic approach and incorporates positive psychology, mindfulness, CBT, coaching and other techniques that suit the client’s needs and goals. Michelle is warm, engaging, insightful and likes to provide her clients with a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment to assist on their path towards inner peace, navigating challenging times and personal growth.

Techniques

Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT – Tapping), Shot term Solution Focused Therapy , Coaching.

Presenting Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting
  • Individual Relationship Counselling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management

Experience

Michelle worked in Human Resource Management after completing her Honours in Psychology. This gave her a wide range of experience in dealing with workplace issues, conflict resolution and counselling. She then completed her Psychologist Registration and worked in the government sector assisting individuals who were unable to work for various reasons. Michelle established her private practice in 2008 as well as working for an Employee Assistance Programme, providing face to face counselling, training for Beyond Blue and providing psychological support for critical incidents to emergency workers and a wide range of other industries. Michelle has helped numerous individuals over the years to get through difficult times in their lives, to work through old issues that are affecting them in the present, to overcome limiting thoughts and beliefs that are keeping them stuck and in general, to improve functioning and live their best lives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA)
  • Trauma Accreditation (Benestar EAP)
  • Beyond Blue National Workplace Programme