Hello! I’m Michelle
We all experience periods of feeling stuck, lost and disorientated. This may follow a loss or change or be a sign that a major change is needed. I specialise in supporting your navigation through these transitional periods and help you to map a path to your preferred future.
The first step in this process is to provide you with the opportunity to tell your story in your own words and in your own way. We then work from a strengths-based perspective, helping you to identify and utilise your unique strengths and resources to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
I also provide a safe and supportive space for you to discuss all areas of your identity. This may include your gender and sexual identity, which are two of the many aspects that make up your sense of self. I have experience working with the LGBTQI community and am passionate about providing support to this community where services are limited.
I am a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association and hold a Graduate Diploma in Grief and Loss Counselling and a Diploma in Counselling. I am currently continuing my education studying a Bachelor in Counselling.
Hello! I’m Mattie
I am excited to welcome you to Life Connect Counselling. With many years of experience supporting people on their journey to a thriving healthy life, I hope to be able to assist you, too.
I know you can learn to gently re-connect with the Self that lives within a hurting mind or challenge yourself and your partner to move from being stuck in bickering and fighting to becoming nurturing and loving.
The field of Counselling Therapy is benefiting from our increasing capacity to better understand the human brain. I have a real passion for finding faster and lasting solutions for people’s struggles, which means I apply the latest findings in neuroscience research to the counselling process. It is hugely exciting to watch my clients move from despair to hope and from hope to change. My commitment to you is to support you with all the knowledge I have, to challenge you to grow into the best version of yourself and to walk alongside your transformation and healing with empathy and care.
I know about the fears and blockages we face when we are called for growth and I love helping my clients transform a painful struggle into a challenging opportunity for growth.
Believe me, it hurts to let go, to heal and to grow, but it is ALWAYS worthwhile.