Michelle Downs

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

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Michelle Downs

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

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About

I am a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker and Accredited EMDR Practitioner, trauma informed therapist, working with people impacted by Complex PTSD; Complex and Acute Trauma; attachment trauma; historical and recent sexual assault and family violence and relationship issues. I am very much an outcome focused therapist and work with individuals to achieve effective and positive results. Understanding the importance of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I am able to put people at easy and provide a space without judgment, open and honest.
With over 15 years’ experience, working in both the UK and Australia. I am trained and practiced in EMDR, TF-CBT, ACT and other evidenced trauma therapies. Specialising on childhood trauma and childhood sexual abuse.
Taking the first step is one of the hardest things to do and can often be shrouded in self doubt, lack of confidence and fear. You may also have had previous experiences in therapy that was unsuccessful or difficult. I encourage you to contact me for a no obligation telephone chat, get a feel for the kind of therapist I am and what I can offer you.

Finances

Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: EMDRAA / Member / 2020

Location

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complex PTSD
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2022
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Michelle Downs

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW