Michael is one of the principals of Perth City Psychology and he has been registered as a psychologist since 1997. Michael’s counselling treatment plans are based on each person’s unique history, personality and goals. He is well versed in a range of evidence-based and other treatments approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Behaviour Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy and hypnotherapy.
Michael sees mostly adults (and some children and adolescents). His interests include trauma and PTSD, anxiety conditions, OCD, depression, work stress and work-related problems, interpersonal difficulties, anger management, health-related problems, and psychological injuries from motor vehicle and workplace accidents.
Michael has a Bachelor of Physical Education, a Bachelor of Arts (with first class Honours), a Masters and PhD in clinical psychology and his doctoral research examined treatments for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from single traumatic events (e.g., motor vehicle and other accidents, burns, dog bites, anaphylaxis, physical assault etc.).
Michael has counselling experience in both the public and private sector. He commenced his employment in the corporate world providing training to assist managers to deal more effectively with emotions in the work place. He then worked at the Commonwealth Medical Office where he provided psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment for clients with a wide range of presenting issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, complicated medical conditions, chronic pain, work-related injuries, work-related stress, marital problems, abuse, drug and alcohol problems, head injuries and learning difficulties).
Michael is a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and an associate member of the Institute of Clinical Psychologists. He is also recognised as a provider of specialist psychology services by Medicare Australia.