PROFILE - MICHELLE ALLINSON
After graduating in 2000 from a Bachelor of Psychology Degree at Murdoch University, I began my career with the Department of Justice. Over the last 16 years, I have worked in many areas including Juvenile Justice, Victims of Crime Support and facilitating therapeutic programs Casuarina Maximum Security Prison. I specialised in delivering domestic violence, generalist violence, drug addiction, rehabilitation and recovery programs.
During that time, I also worked at Abbotsford Private Psychiatric Hospital, delivering and facilitating therapeutic programs on a range of topics such as anxiety, depression, relationship skills, mindfulness, emotional regulation, self-esteem/compassion and art therapy. I established my own private practice in 2012, assisting adults, couples and family clients with a diverse range of mental health problems and stressful life issues. Over the years, I have developed a passion for understanding and treating depression.
In 2017, I completed a Masters of Counselling Psychology at Curtin University which has trained me in a diverse range of counselling models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and more. I will use the therapeutic model that works best for you as we progress on our journey together