Michelle’s interest in psychology takes her back to school days when she gained satisfaction and interest from listening and talking to others about their problems. Now, being a psychologist, Michelle feels privileged that people choose to share their innermost concerns and worries with her. She is so fascinated by the thousands of people’s life stories she has heard over the 20 years she’s been practising and loves nothing more than when people let her ‘work them out’. She knows that progress is being made when clients are comfortable enough to be emotionally vulnerable, and enjoys the moment when she can see someone becoming aware of their own resilience.
Michelle thinks psychology incorporates mental and physical health and truly aims to empower people to be able to make sense of themselves and self-manage their own distress and emotional pain, which life is full of. Michelle is curious and intuitive, empathetic and family focussed and believes that loyalty and dependability are some of her core values. Her special interests include complex trauma and associated depressive and anxiety conditions; grief and loss, generalised anxiety, sleep conditions; personality disorder, self-harm, substance use and abuse, psychosis, and clients who’s diagnosis may be unclear or complicated.