Michelle Rush | Psychosynthesis Counsellor
|10a Clayburn Road
0602 Glen Eden West-Auckland
Counselling West Auckland - Glen Eden
My name is Michelle Rush. I love my job! I work with a wide range of personal issues, including the following depression, anxiety, stress,trauma, grief and loss, burnout. To encourage self-acceptance and self-awareness, we work in different ways depending on how you wish to express yourself.
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor and a member of NZAC. I have been in private practice for the past 20 years, ACC and WINZ approved. I am a registered Social Worker, currently practicing part-time for a District Health Board, and a member of ANZASW.
I work with adults and adolescents, and provide a confidential service following the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.
A wide range of challenges
I have experience in working with a wide range of emotional challenges including depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma and relationship difficulties and other general real life issues. I have also worked extensively with Advance Care or "End of Life" planning.
As a result of my Social work role I am also involved with many domestic violence and trauma clients. I am also ACC registered - so can see clients who have been referred by their GP or other suppliers for Accident Compensation Claim clients.
I work a lot with young adults and adults who have anxiety, depression and self esteem issues.
I am very passionate about assisting clients to overcome their difficulties.
In life "stuff" happens - marriage, divorce, children, miscarriage, illness, death, and many other events along the way. In counselling we work through the issues in life that can affect us all.
Real life isn't straight forward, and I work in an empathic and collaborative way providing a safe and supportive environment where you can work through difficulties to live to your full potential.
Qualifications and registrations
- Dip. Psychosynthesis
- Dip. Social Work
- ACC approved
- WINZ approved
- Approved counsellor with Your Choice Programmes ( individual interventions to support young people (10 – 24 years) with mild to moderate mental health issues.)
ACC sensitive claims & WINZ approved provider, as a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor, I have been in private practice for the past 20 years.
I am a registered Counsellor and Social Worker working with individuals; Adults and adolescents, and provide a confidential service following the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.
I am registered with ACC for sensitive claims. (ISSC) and can meet you at two convenient Auckland clinics - Leatham Cottage in Ponsonby or Clayburn House in Glen Eden
Additional Professional Development:
- Child Protection
- July 2011/ Family Violence
- Aug 2011/ Supervision training,
- May 2011/ Family Violence screening
- May 2012/ Mindfulness Pain Management,
- March 2013/ Working with the Chronically Ill,
- November 2013/ Grief, Loss & Trauma,
- Nov. 2013/ CADS training,
- November 2015/ Vulnerable adults training,
- September 2014/ Rape Crisis training
The main areas I work with include:
- Sexual abuse
- Grief and Loss
- Self Esteem
- Your Choice Programmes
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Addiction
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Worrying too much
$120 per hour
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