Della Michie Elementa Psychology

Della Michie

Clinical Psychology Registrar
BA(Psychology), BPsychScience(Hons), MPsych(Clinical) MAPS

Where do I work?............  I work in Kew

 

How long have I worked in Mental Health?............ 2 Years

 

Mental Health Experience............  I have experience within a variety of settings, including the private hospital system, post-injury rehabilitation, with families of active military personnel, in secondary schools, private practice, and providing clinical and cognitive assessment.

 

Who do I treat?............ Adults and adolescents, aged fifteen and older.

 

Areas of expertise............ Adjustment, depression, anxiety, chronic health conditions, identity, work difficulties.

My therapy style............ Adopting a warm and collaborative framework, I work with clients to understand the factors that underlie their concerns in a non-judgemental space. I aim to keep therapy 'approachable' by focussing on the client's strengths to promote independence and personal growth. My key therapeutic techniques include: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) with mindfulness and emotion regulation strategies. I also incorporate aspects of Schema Therapy, which explores how our early life experiences impact our wellbeing.