About Michelle

As a somatic therapist I work with the mind and the body. Through my specialist training and experience, combined with my own personal growth, I understand the importance of taking an integrated approach to counselling that is mindful of what will best suit your 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.

Qualifications

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 (Michael Carrol and Daphne Hewson).

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.

Memberships

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.