Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist (AAFT)


Master of Clinical Family Therapy, Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Fellow of the Counselling College of Psychologists, Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy.

About Michelle

Michelle takes a relational and client-centred approach, and tailors to the therapy to suit the needs of her clients. Michelle has a warm, calm and non-judgmental manner and supports clients to connect with their strengths as they work towards their goals. Through her work Michelle recognises the many impacts of trauma on individuals, relationships and families and uses trauma-informed principles in her practice.

Areas of work:

Michelle works with individuals, couples, and families regarding:

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Life stage transitions
  • Loss and Grief
  • Trauma
  • Parenting concerns
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation
  • Social and Interpersonal Issues
  • Workplace issues

Treatment Approaches:

Michelle utilises following therapeutic approaches:

  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Relational and Systemic Approaches
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy
  • Strength-based Approaches
  • Trauma Therapy

Background and Experience

Since completing her training as a psychologist and clinical family therapist, Michelle has worked with a wide variety of clients in community, health and education settings for over 18 years. Michelle enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, and works with individuals, couples or families.

Michelle also enjoys supporting early career psychologists and other professionals through supervision, mentoring and training. She is a Psychology Board of Australia approved psychology supervisor and supervision trainer at the Cairnmillar Institute.

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