Mobile 0414 400 508
Life is a constant work in progress - and sometimes we just need a little outside help. This may be to manage transitions, get things back on track after major or minor disruptions to your 'normal' life or find your way back out of a meaningless, anxious or conflicted situation. On the other hand, you might feel like your life has never been 'normal' and are seeking a new direction.
My counselling skills are based on a unique constellation of formal training in Psychology, Counselling and Mediation (ADR), combined with further training in family & relationship counselling, Narrative Therapy, CBT and EMDR, in addition to a wealth of life experience. My work with clients is also strongly influenced by the writings and practice of experiential and systemic Bowen family therapists, i.e. approaches that provide an opportunity to re-examine, reinterpret and reframe life’s experiences in the present moment, assisting you to live life differently, now and in the future.
I am also able to write reports for official purposes if required.
CBT, EMDR, Existential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred
As an older therapist, I bring decades of life experience into his counselling in Glebe, with personal experience of many of the challenges facing his clients, such as trauma, grief and loss, sex and relationship issues, workplace stress and bullying, adoption, culture shock, repatriation, parenting, hoarding and the pressure of being both a domestic and international student. Michael is a long-time resident of Glebe, but has previously lived in country NSW, NZ and Germany.
Whilst primarily person-centred and strength-based in my approach to therapy, I am also trained and experienced in Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Family and Relationship Counselling and EMDR.
I participate in regular group supervision with Dr. Alison Strasser (Centre for Existential Practice), peer supervision with the APS Marrickville group and attend EMDR regional group network meetings. I have also attended and participated in a wide range of professional development workshops and conferences, many of which have had a particular focus on childhood trauma, such as those presented by Dr. Bruce Perry. I am also actively involved in the adoption community.
I am a Registered Psychologist (No. PSY0001070032) and have been providing counselling to individual clients under Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health program at Therapeutic Axis in Glebe for the past three years. I am currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Counselling & Applied Psychology on campus part-time at JNI in Sydney. I am experienced in working with a wide range of common adult mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment and obsessive compulsive disorders as well as various addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling, sex, internet), recovery, traumatic stress and bullying.
Appointments are available on most days - including Saturday morning - and are generally 60 minutes in length.
Please call me personally on 0414 400 508 or staff at Therapeutic Axis (02 9692 9788) to make an appointment.
Bus: 470 route stops outside the front door or it is a short walk from bus stops on Glebe Point Road (cnr St Johns Rd) or Parramatta Road (Sydney University).
Car: Timed street parking is available on St Johns Road and adjacent streets.
Fees range from fully bulk billed up to $150 if services require report writing or similar.
You are able to pay by VISA/Mastercard/cash and/or utilise the Medicare rebate under a Mental Health Plan from your doctor. These can all be processed in our office.
Life is a constant work in progress - and sometimes we just need a little outside help. This may be to manage transitions, get things back on track after major or minor disruptions to your 'normal' life or find your way back out of a meaningless, anxious or conflicted situation. On the other hand, you might feel like your life has never been 'normal' and are seeking a new direction. ...