Michele Stewart

MOBILE: 0414 551 768
EMAIL: Click here to email Michele

Do you feel stuck in a rut? You know something is wrong and feel you just need help doing something about it? Perhaps a personal crisis, sudden change or life transition has caused you to reassess what you are doing in your work, relationships and for yourself.

Maybe you know what you are dissatisfied with . Those missed opportunities, unfulfilled dreams or lack of meaning and purpose.

Perhaps getting older has caused you to revisit what you want out of your life and reflect on experiences in the past.

Reflecting , examining and re-evaluating where you have been and where you are heading can be an affirming and positive process . Working in collaboration with an insightful ,experienced practitioner can ease the burden and allow you to look with a fresh gaze on all of who you are and who you want to be.

I am a counselling educator and practitioner with 20 years in the field of personal growth and therapy and committed to assisting people to make positive changes in their lives both big and small. I have been privileged in my professional life to see the transformation of my clients as they move through a journey of self-discovery to connect with their values , rediscover meaning and purpose and learn new skills to make their dreams a reality.

I offer counselling if you are wanting to explore issues from the past, heal old wounds or have a safe space to experience and express unspoken thoughts and feelings that have an impact on your well-being . Together we would gently work through these concerns by talking and through visualisation, journaling, drawing and other creative tasks to support and enrich the process of change. I draw mainly on training in Emotionally Focussed therapy , however we can collaborate together to find the way that best works for you.

I also have interest and experience in the area of disordered eating and body image. Working with a dietician or GP , I can taylor a programme that will support you to develop healthier eating and challenge the thinking and emotions driving restrictive eating, binge and purging or continuous dieting.

I also value the world of music, theatre, film and literature as a creative resource and inspiration in my counselling and coaching work. Travel  and health and well-being  are very important priorities in my life.

I have many years experience as a group therapist, teaching on post graduate programs for student therapists and developing course material in counselling and communication . For the past 11 years I have worked as a consultant for OTA, a national body delivering clinical training in grief ,loss and the impact of trauma for Allied Health Professionals. I also facilitate  a Communication  Course for The College Of Intensive Care Medicine. For the past 2 years I have worked in a private hospital setting for eating disorders  running therapy groups for patients and those involved in the day programme.

Qualifications

  • M.A Counselling and Psychotherapy, JNI;
  • Grad.Dip Emotionally Focused Therapy , IEFT;
  • Grad Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy, JNI;
  • Grad Dip Education, SCAE;
  • BA Performing Arts, UWS;
  • Cert IV in Work Place Training & Assessment

Professional Associations

  • PACFA (Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia)

Lets work together to create the life you want.

MOBILE: 0414 551 768
EMAIL: Click here to email Michele