Michele is an Accredited EMDR Consultant and Clinical Social Worker and partner in a private practice in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Seva House Therapeutic Services.
She is passionate about working with trauma and loves the therapeutic work involved in that relationship. She has a strong passion for learning and upskilling, to always be informed to provide the best practice possible. This passion spills over into her love of providing Consultation and Clinical Supervision both individually and group to other professionals.
Michele works extensively with children, young people and adults who have experienced complex trauma such as sexual abuse, domestic/family violence, addiction, personality disorders and mental health issues. Michele also works with young people who have caused harm to others. Therapies that Michele uses predominately in her work are EMDR, Resource Therapy (Advanced Ego States), Somatic Psychology, Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness, ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy. Her practice comes from a non-judgemental respectful stance practicing mindfulness both within and outside of her work.
As an EMDR Therapist Michele’s love of EMDR and her first-hand knowledge and observation of its life changing results in her clients healing led her onto the journey of becoming an Accredited EMDR Consultant. Michele’s love of her work as an EMDR and parts therapist inspires her to share her love of EMDR and to encourage and guide therapists to all the opportunities and benefits that EMDR therapy can provide.
When not working Michele just loves to spend time with her dogs and family and friends. Sitting on her deck reading and watching the local wildlife, listening to good music and watching the odd game of Cricket and Soccer. Travelling to isolated islands to snorkel when the opportunity allows and eating good local food.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
Bachelor of Social Work (Charles Sturt University)
Master of Social Work Advanced Practice (Charles Sturt University)
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Australian Association of Social Workers)
Accredited EMDR Consultant (EMDR Association of Australia)
EMDR Consultant (EMDRIA – EMDR International Association)
Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA-EMDR International Association)
Clinical Resource Therapist – Resource Therapist International
Member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Sciences (ACBS)
Member of the Trauma Recovery Network