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Hello, I am Michelle. I'm glad something about me resonated with you so you clicked on my profile. I don't know how 500 characters could possibly summarise me as a professional or a person. I think the therapist-client relationship and chemistry is more important than a list of credentials. I am a queer Chinese-Australian woman that loves dogs and reading. I am a social worker and a relationship counsellor. I am the same as you - human.
I am an individual, couple and family therapist. My interest is on self-growth, relationships, attachment-based therapies, family and couple therapy, groupwork, narrative, systemic, and intergenerational trauma.
I love working with you to really unpack your experiences of relationships and sense of self. There's so much we carry from our families of origin and what we believe about relationships that is subconscious that impacts our sense of Self, identity, self-worth, romantic relationships (attachment styles, communication styles), friendships, the way we parent (insecure/secure, punitive/passive, authoritarian/authoritative), the way we communicate, and the way we see the world (safe/unsafe).
Art Therapy, Conversational Model, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed
Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Post-Milan, Bowen, Feminist, Structural, Systems, Solution-Focused, Attachment, Open Dialogue/Dialogical Practice, etc
I work with people on a human to human level and believe that therapy is about the relationship between us, not me telling you what to do or any specific model. We might try specific things from specific models but overall I work holistically and tailor my approach to you.
I am an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist that currently works in private practice and at an NGO offering therapy, consultations and training for individuals, children and young people, couples, families and practitioners.
I am currently work in private practice and at an NGO offering therapy, consultations and training for individuals, children and young people, couples, families and practitioners. I've worked at the NGOs e.g. Gender Centre (transgender and gender diverse service) and Interrelate Family Relationship Centre, among other organisations.
I don't believe any of this means I am more of an expert than you about your lived experiences or relationships - I am here to talk with you, not talk at you in a monologue.
I want to be explicit in saying I am inclusive and warmly welcome all LGBTIQA+. CALD, poly, any other diversities you might be wary that therapists may not understand.
Saturday 12pm – 9pm: Erskinville/Newtown, online/phone.
Sunday 12pm – 9pm: Cronulla, Erskinville/Newtown, and online/phone.
Wednesday 12pm – 9pm: Erskinville/Newtown, and online/phone.
I am also able to provide therapy at your home/cafe/library/etc.
Cronulla office is minutes from the train station and has free 2 hour parking nearby.
Erskinville office is near the train station and has parking on the surrounding streets.
Sydney CBD office is near the train station and has paid parking nearby.
$110 for 60 minutes
$165 for 90 minutes
I accept cash or bank transfer.
Also EFTPOS at my Cronulla office.
Relationship Therapist, Clinical Social Worker
I'm a social worker whose interest is on attachment theory, trauma, relationships, narrative therapy and systems theory. I love working with individuals and couples to really unpack their experiences of relationships and sense of self. Our families of origin shape how we think and act. It that may be subconscious values that impact our sense of Self, self-worth, relationship (attachment style, love languages, communication), how we parent (insecure/secure/etc), if we see the world as safe/unsafe...