Meet our team

MY AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Maternal Health & Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Infertility
  • Preparing for Birth
  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression
  • Parent-Infant Attachment
  • Birth Trauma
  • Children
  • Adolescents

MICHELLE SOUTHGATE

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Family Therapist

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience as a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. She completed undergraduate qualifications in Psychology and Social Work and has a Masters degree in Couple & Family Therapy. Michelle has extensive clinical experience supporting individuals and families facing a wide variety of life, parenting and health challenges.

Much of Michelle’s career has been spent in public and private Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings and in more recent years in the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health sector. She is a certified Circle of Security and Tuning in to Kids group facilitator and draws upon attachment-based interventions and emotion coaching parenting in her work with families.

Michelle has a strong interest in supporting women through life transitions, including all aspects of maternal health. She is experienced working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal anxiety and depression, parent-infant attachment and birth trauma.

Her aim is to collaborate with the client to tailor an individual approach, and to work towards symptom relief and integration of mind and body experiences when working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Therapeutic approaches include Systemic Family Therapy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and other trauma informed psychological therapies.

She provides services under Medicare (Better Access and PSS) as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.

HOURS:

Thursdays 10am – 6pm

CONTACT MICHELLE

You can call email Michelle on msouthgatetherapy@yahoo.com or you can submit your enquiry using the form below.