“As a somatic therapist, I work with the body as well as the mind. I use this integrative approach in a way that best suits your unique needs and requests.” – Michelle Date
Michelle has provided professional counselling in Melbourne since 2007 and has been engaged in health and wellbeing practices for more than three decades. Michelle uses a range of therapeutic approaches in her counselling practice.
Michelle is experienced in clinical supervision, communities of practice and learning and development and has extensive experience leading groups and working as a mentor, coach, counsellor and yoga teacher.
She has also developed and facilitated specialist yoga programs for people with chronic pain, illness and injury enabling people to find steadiness in change.
Michelle holds a Master of Counselling, a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Human Services and a Bachelor of Health Science.
She has completed the Specialist Couples’ Therapy course (Relationships Australia) and Clinical Supervision courses with specialised accredited trainers from Australia and UK.
Michelle also holds a Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy (Swinburne University), a Diploma of Advanced Somatics (Zapchen), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Australian Institute Management) and Yoga Teacher accreditation (Heart of Yoga).
Michelle is also a qualified Awakening Joy course facilitator.
Michelle is a clinical member of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia’s PACFA College of Counselling. She is also an accredited clinical supervisor. As a PACFA registered clinical counsellor, Michelle’s practice is grounded within the PACFA Ethical Framework.
“Michelle provides a supportive, non-judgemental environment to learn and grow as a person in her Awakening Joy course. I have loved every session and have been challenged each week to try new things and to view the world from a different perspective.”
2021 Awakening Joy participant