Crows Nest

  • Michaela

    Couples Counsellor Sydney

    BA (Psych), Grad dip Sc (Psych)

    Hart Centre Certified

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    LOCATIONS
    • Crows Nest, NSW
    About Michaela

    Michaela specialises in individual and relationship counselling in Sydney. Relationships and their profound impact on individuals lives is her passion in life. Her focus as a therapist is prevention. She wants to de-stigmatise therapy as a daunting experience and instead turn it into a building block which supports couples and individuals in implementing strategies to build and create strong and positively functioning life long relationships.

    Michaela is an empathetic, open minded and practical therapist. She has been working as a counsellor for four years and feels it is truely an honor to provide the tools for people to grow and connect and then witness the domino effect this has on their lives. She utilises varying approaches during therapy as she enjoys tailoring her approach to suit the needs of her clients. These include techniques from Gottman, Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Michaela is a big believer in incorporating psychological techniques in to your life in ways you find enjoyable and accessible to create maintainable positive changes.

    In addition to her counselling, Michaela has spent 9 years running a personal training business. As a result of this she is a strong believer that physical and mental health go hand in hand. This has had a direct influence on her holistic view on therapy which she use to support her clients in an empathetic and practical manner.

    When Michaela is not working as a therapist she enjoys time with her large, tight-knit family, practicing Muay Thai and she can never get enough of being out in nature.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Empathetic, open minded and practical

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The most satisfying and fufilling part of the work I do is helping clients become their own therapists so they are armed with the tools to make it through life’s ups and downs easier and potentially having the effect of creating strong, happy, long lasting relationships for people.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    I had a couple come to see me in the height of a major relationship ending argument. Their conflicts included an array of problems such as infidelity, grief and mental health issues.

    I saw the couple together and then individually as well. During our sessions I worked together with the clients to develop communication tools that helped them feel like they were finally speaking the same language and could begin the process of working through their tensions.

    We created a plan together and I supported them through their journey to building the strong and long lasting relationship they wanted.

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  • Noga

    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    BA, M Psych, MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

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    LOCATIONS
    • Crows Nest
    About Noga

    Noga is a Registered Psychologist with 25 years experience. She enjoys working with individuals and couples  on relationship issues to improve skills in communication, problem solving and conflict resolution. Initially working with individuals, she witnessed how strong, solid relationships can heal emotional wounds and empower growth. She developed expertise in relationship counselling while continuing to work with individuals, children and adolescents on various issues including depression, anxiety, stress, career and life transitions.

    Noga’s approach combines CBT, solution-focused therapy, narrative and psychodynamic perspectives with emphasis on positive psychology. Warm, genuine and compassionate, she seeks to create a safe, non-judgemental space to enable clients to open-up and reflect. Noga’s strength is keeping a positive focus. She empowers clients to set meaningful goals and nurtures their capability to change. She builds, and relies on client engagement and commitment as the basis of treatment success, while problem-solving strategies are always discussed and tailored to suit each individual’s need and situation. Noga has also worked in corporate and organisational settings, consulting to companies and professional organisations to help individuals and teams to surmount career related issues.

    Read Noga’s interview about her work here.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    25 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Warm, kind and empathetic
    2. Very experienced; genuinely caring
    3. Practical
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    I love helping people and I feel privileged to do this for a job. When relationships improve, individuals become happier and able to perform, create and achieve. This is the most rewarding aspect of my work.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    I used Emotional Focused Therapy to help one couple reconnect after a long period of little emotional intimacy. Dealing with life stresses had caused them to turn away from each other and rely on external measures, including alcohol and work to cope. During counselling they started to turn towards each other and re-discover each other for support and healing. This helped them to reconnect. She became better balanced and he recovered from dependence on alcohol.

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