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M.Couns (Hons); B.A; Dip, Tchg, Registered with MNZAC 


Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families

Anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, school challenges, spiritual/faith questions, grief, self-worth, identity, Family Counselling - strengthening relationships 

Michelle enjoys meeting and supporting a diverse range of people – children, teens, young and mature adults, couples, and families.  She has over 25 years of counselling experience that includes school counselling, counselling education and supervision. She desires to create a safe, accepting space where each person can be open and honest about the challenges that are impacting their lives and find a sense of freedom.


Michelle’s particular passion is working with children, adolescents, 

young adults and families. 

Her goal is to encourage young people towards greater mental wellness and live hope-filled and flourishing lives equipped to deal with life’s challenges.  She helps relationships between young people and parents to be connecting and life-giving.


Michelle is informed by narrative, strength-based ideas. This approach helps people and families to discover preferred stories/conclusions about themselves which have often been overlooked by difficulties. She uses creative, playful approaches to connect and support young people. 


Modalities: Narrative, Person -Centred, Creative Methods,

 Interactive Drawing Therapy, Sand tray.


Please Note: Michelle works at Coast Counselling on Thursdays only


For an appointment with Michelle email


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