Hi, I'm Michiel
“I have learned that deep and lasting change is possible, that long-term issues can be resolved, and people can be free of emotional pain they carry by making sense of difficult experiences together, both past and present, and moving towards a place of self-understanding”. Michiel works with adults and adolescents using an integrative approach which is based on empathy and building a strong mutual respect and working relationship with clients.
Michiel’s approach to therapy is to help clients gain greater insight and awareness into their internal world and patterns of behaviour. He assists his clients in meeting their needs and goals by helping them effectively relate to themselves and other people.
Michiel's ready to help you improve your mental health.
“With a look beyond just coping, I try to help people resolve the core emotional and relational causes of their anxiety and symptoms. Each one of my clients comes from a unique background and set of experiences, and I collaboratively tailor each therapeutic intervention to my client’s individual needs by drawing upon the following broad range of evidence-based therapeutic treatments: psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, schema therapy, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and CBT.”
My background and experience is working as youth counsellor at Youth Focus and working with participants from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) who experience severe and enduring psychosocial disabilities. Michiel has completed a Bachelor of Business and Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Masters in Psychology (Professional). Michiel is registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Michiel has experience working with a range of concerns including (but not limited to); anxiety (panic, OCD, agoraphobia, social anxiety and other anxiety disorders), depression, interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders, self-criticism, self-esteem and trauma.
Michiel is passionate about supporting people who have a history of trauma and delivering sensitive and trauma-informed care.
Areas of experience
Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Michiel can help you with.