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Ms Michelle McClintock

Ms Michelle McClintock

Mobile 0415568389
Psychologist, Life Coach

Michelle McClintock Psychology & Coaching

Mobile 0415568389

Hi I'm Michelle and its great to meet you! So you're looking for a psychologist - someone who listens to you and helps you focus on your deep goals for therapy; someone you can trust and open up to, someone to show you practical strategies to help manage the challenges you are facing; someone that will help you dig deeper and discover what is truly holding you back in life; and someone who can help you manage difficult thoughts, feelings and physical sensations so you can create your best life.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • SAMFORD, 30 Main Street, Samford, Queensland QLD 4520 0415 568 389 PHONE 0415 568 389
  • ONLINE-Video Consult, QLD PHONE

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Educational Resources, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Psychology for Individuals, Couples, Teenagers 15+ - see www.mindful-psychologist.com.au for more info

    Coaching for Mindset, Performance, Career, Health, Relationships - go to my coaching website www.michellemcclintock.com.au for more info

    Group Facilitation - for teams and organisations - contact me directly for more info

    Public Speaking - for groups, teams, organisations - topics include mindset, resilience, managing stress, burnout, goal setting, productivity, time management - contact me directly for more info

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Borderline Personality, Bullying, Burnout, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Communication Issues, Creativity, Decision Making, Depression, Dreams, Eating Disorders, Emotional Overwhelm, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Pain / Rehabilitation, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills, Spirituality / Religion, Sports Psychology, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, DBT, Dream Work, Experiential, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed

    Michelle is a Psychologist & Life Coach, whose focus is on getting the results you want in your personal or professional life. If you are unclear what you want, then getting clear will be your first goal. As your coach, Michelle will initially help you to outline a clear goal or vision, and identify the step-by-step actions, skills and systems needed to reach and maintain your goal/vision. Both goals and actions come primarily from within the individual, and Michelle believes that each person carries their own solutions within them. Her role as coach is to ask penetrating questions, co-design success systems and identify thought and behaviour patterns that have been obstacles to your success until now. I look forward to working with you.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) - 1991 - James Cook University
    • Dip Social Science (Counselling) - 1996 - QUT
    • Certificate of Process Oriented Psychology - 2009 - Process Oriented Psychology
    • Results Coaching Certification - 2018 - Authentic Education

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy
    • Australian Association of Psychologists Inc
    • International Transactional Analysis Association

    Quality Provision

    My intention is to provide the highest quality of service to you; I ensure this through regular professional supervision and training, and I regularly engage in therapy and coaching for my own personal and professional development. I am always aiming for every session to be a 10 out of 10, and regularly check in to ensure that we are on track, that you are happy, and if not, how we can improve our sessions to get you the results you want. I truly love what I do & look forward to working with you

    Background

    I bring to the table 25-years experience as a counsellor, psychologist, executive coach, workshop presenter, organisational facilitator, speaker and writer. As a psychologist, I work with individuals, couples, teams, organisations.

    In my psychology practice I use an acceptance and commitment therapy approach to help you to deal with common mental health problems.

    In my coaching practice the focus is on accountability, action taking, mindset-change, discovery and curiosity. Coaching is future-focused and in the pursuit of specific goals. Coaching aims to quickly increase your independence, to teach you to be resourceful between sessions, so you learn the skills to be self-sufficient in maintaining your life-changes.

    Appointments

    Flexible & responsive. Evenings and weekends by request.
    Online booking system so you can manage your appointments with ease.

    Transport and Parking

    Plenty of parking available at 30 Main Street, Samford
    With online services you don't need to worry about parking or transport. Ask about my phone/web based coaching and psychology sessions.
    Perfect for busy people, rural and remote people

    Fees

    $190 psychology individual consult (50 min)
    $275 couple/extended psychology consult (50-90 min)
    $185-250 per session (See my website for details on my 4, 8 and 12 session packages)

    Payment Options

    EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer/Internet Banking) - Preferred option
    Payment is due at the time of the appointment

    PAYPAL available
    Credit Card facilities available



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    10 Questions with Michelle McClintock

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • It definitely chose me. It was my first love. Coaching has become my second love. I feel very blessed to have had a career doing what brings me joy.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Acceptance and Commitment therapy - the mindfulness, compassion, practicality and wide applicability make it my go-to therapy approach, (plus the generosity of the ACT community)

      Process-oriented psychology - for the deep, transformative, shamanic exercises and experiences, for the unique understanding of consciousness (which blends well with ACT)

      Client-centred therapy - so essential to take care of the fundamentals - connection, care, compassion, non-judgment, aligning with client goals

      CBT - sometimes you just need these rock solid cognitive-behavioural techniques
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I find that I have the most to bring to those things that I have struggled with in my own journey as a human, so I love to work with...
      - Highly sensitive people
      - Perfectionists
      - Highly anxious people including general & social- anxiety, panic attacks & obsessive/compulsive (OCD)
      - LGBTQIA community
      - People dealing with PTSD
      - People coping with chronic pain
      - People dealing with anger issues
      - People coping with grief & loss
      - People dealing with addictions
      - People coping with past abuse (emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, sexual)
    • What method/s do you use?

    • A lot of education (knowledge is power and learning is fun)
      A heap of mindfulness (learning how to be more present as life is unfolding)
      A few shamanic techniques (to transform big stuff in gentle, non-threatening ways)
      A bunch of techniques to manage difficult/uncomfortable/unwanted thoughts, feelings, sensations
      A smattering of cognitive-behavioural techniques where required
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Hopefully immediately. From the first session. I want them to feel deeply heard from the get-go, because being understood by another human is so transformative. Then as we get into strategies, I ask my clients to be patient, and to work hard on practicing what we have discussed, because only through consistent practice will new behaviours stick.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I'm less judgmental;, more accepting, more open, more self-aware, content, full of gratitude, peaceful, compassion to others and myself, more encouraging to self and others...
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Connecting authentically with other humans
      Solving tricky, persistent, difficult things with other humans
      Having fun and enjoying the process of growth and being present
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Very rarely. I enjoy what I do, and I consciously choose to take a positive mindset to each and very day.
      And if I am having a "bad hair" day, sitting down and listening and being present with another human always puts me into a good mood.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Self-Awareness
      Communication (effective communication is based in self-awareness)
      Compassion (also based in self-awareness and self-compassion)
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Songs
      Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake - this song is full of joy and happy vibes

      Movies
      Matrix - we are all waking up from a dream where we have no power and realising we are powerful beyond belief

      Books
      The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
      A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
      Awaken the Giant Within - Tony Robbins
      High Performance Habits - Brendon Burchard
      The Tao te Ching - various editions
      Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
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    Ms Michelle McClintock

    Michelle McClintock

    Psychologist, Life Coach

    Michelle is an experienced, caring and compassionate psychologist. She assists adults in managing stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, bullying, eating issues and more. Michelle can help you develop a strong mindset, emotional resilience, self-confidence, self-compassion. She works with you to develop clear goals so you can live a more fulfilling life. She is sensitive to issues of culture, race and sexual orientation. Michelle uses accepted evidence-based therapy approaches....

    • Samford
    • ACT, CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, DBT, Dream Work, Experiential, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Solution Oriented, Trauma-Informed