Michela Cochrane

I am a registered psychologist and a registered teacher, and I completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I was born in Italy and moved to Australia in 2007. I can offer therapy both in English and in Italian.

Michela Cochrane provisional psychologist

My work is based on evidence-based practice to ensure clients receive the best possible care. While I love to take a systemic approach with a solution-focused tinge, I believe that every therapy school (CBT; ACT; Psychodynamic, to name a few) has made many useful contributions; that’s why I try and adopt a supportive and flexible approach using easy-going, creative, and expressive mediums to meet the individual needs of my clients.

I am committed to the highest professional and ethical standards in my work, which is reflected in the ethical guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I am committed to giving you, as a client, a safe, mindful, and private space where you can talk about what worries you and, as you feel more comfortable, and start to look for ways to move towards your therapy goals.

For real change to happen and take root in us, we need a place where we are met with kindness, compassion, and understanding to show how we feel without being judged, and I am committed to providing you with that safe space and time you need. Change that is real is not just a quick fix. Change that is real will last because it is real. It comes from the inside, which means it is not mainly driven by outside circumstances and/or external factors, even though things outside the person often trigger the need to change.

I have experience in the educational setting, with NDIS participants, in psychological assessments (WISC 5; WAIS 4; ADHD assessment, to name some) and evidence-based individual and group therapy. I thrive on assisting my clients and their families with anxiety, depression, trauma (EMDR), parenting, family and life transitions, emotional regulation, social skills building and ADHD, with an open mind and an approach tailored to each client.

Special Interests

Infant, Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health
Couple therapy
Childhood Anxiety
Children, Adolescents and Adults Assessments
Suicide prevention
Anxiety and Depression
Parents’ well-being and challenging behaviours
Parent-Child Relationships

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