Michelle Dennerstein

Michelle Dennerstein

MPsych(Counselling), M(Psychotherapy & Counselling), Grad. Dip Psych, Grad. Dip Psych Studies, BA (Rec), MAPS, PACFA.

Michelle has 20 years counselling experience working with people across the lifespan for a broad range of presenting issues. Michelle aims to assist people to find a deeper understanding of themselves and their situation and develop everyday skills for emotional well-being.

Michelle uses evidence-based techniques to inform her practice which is underpinned by a psychodynamic framework. She tailors her approach for each person and will also draw upon clinical principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Strengths-based techniques. Michelle has run mindfulness meditation groups and incorporates these principals into her treatment.

She has experience and special interest in working with people with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships and parenting issues.

Michelle has worked in the university counselling setting with students and staff which encompasses people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. She has held a position at the university as a LGBTIQ ally.

Michelle is also particularly interested in working with people experiencing challenges with life transitions, pregnancy and childbirth, mid-life issues, work/life balance and those around or beyond retirement including challenges related to aged care.  She also enjoys supporting individuals who are carers for other people in their lives. Michelle is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a registered provider for Medicare, TAC and WorkCover. She is trained in working with trauma using EMDR.

Michelle works Thursdays and Fridays and alternate Saturdays.