Psychotherapeutic Approach

As a registered clinical psychologist specialising in psychotherapy and other forms of psychological treatment (e.g., CBT), I have considerable experience in mental health assessment, formulation, treatment, and behaviour change. In psychotherapy, I apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits.
As part of his practice, Michael combines elements from several styles of psychotherapy and tailors the treatment according to the client’s needs.

For example, at times he may use cognitive-behavioural approaches, a practical approach to treatment, to help clients develop more effective coping skills. At other times, he would use more psychoanalytic methods, which typically focus more on talking than doing.  Here, sessions would focus more on discussing early experiences to help clients better understand the root causes of their current problems.  It is my job to listen and to help identify patterns of thinking, feeling and interacting that may be contributing to your current struggles.

Michael believes that through the course of therapy, clients will become more aware of their thoughts and feelings and develop a greater repertoire of resources to effectively deal with their problems.


  • Addictions

  • Adjustment Issues and Life Transition

  • Anger Issues

  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Phobias)

  • Assessments

  • Bereavement and Feelings Associated with Loss

  • Depression (Bipolar Disorder)

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family Crisis (Conflict Resolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Separation)

  • Health-Related Problems (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS / ME), Coping with Illness)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Psychosis and Severe Mental Health Difficulties (Personality Disorders)

  • Sleep disorders

  • Stress Management 

  • Relationship and Attachment Issues (Adoption Issues)

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexuality Issues and Sexual Difficulties

  • Trauma and Abuse Issues

  • Work-Related Difficulties (Bullying)