Support groups for parents of additional needs children and families who have had experiences with out of home care
Counselling / Psychotherapy – 8am and 9am Thursday with Michelle Fitzgerald
Group between 10am – 11.30am with Michelle and Emma
(This group runs through school terms and required a one on one intake with Michelle or Emma)
Michelle Fitzgerald - Counsellor & Clinical Psychotherapist and Co Facilitator Emma, registered Sand Play therapist will both run the group each week.
To learn a bit more about the beautiful Michelle, see below and to register interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, email address and title ‘ Support Group’.
A little about Michelle:
Michelle has been in the health industry for over 35 years working as a Registered Nurse since 1988 and from 2014 as a Registered Counsellor and Clinical Psychotherapist. Her work has been enriched by many disciplines including Intensive Care, Palliative Care, Mental Health, mediation, management, performance counselling, grief, anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol addictions, death and bereavement, suicide and self-harm along with many other life challenging issues.
Michelle is also passionate about community, assisting with the development of the local Hawkesbury project ‘Be & Co’ giving locals a place to connect and heal. In addition to this, Michelle facilitates Suicide and Bereavement groups, walking beside those impacted by the death of a loved one through suicide.
Michelle also works closely with women’s cancer in the Hawkesbury and the local charity ‘Pink Finss’, helping local women and their families through the arduous treatment, recovery and for some the end of life journey. ‘Emerald The Chocolate Labrador’ works hard with Michelle, helping provide emotional support to her clients and is a wonderful therapy dog.
Dip.App.Sc (Nursing) 1988
Grad.Cert ICU Nursing 1994
Grad.Dip Counselling 2013
Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy 2014
Reiki Practitioner 2016
Brainspotting Practitioner Certification 2016
Biofeedback/Heart Math Practitioner Certification 2017
Grief and Trauma Counselling 2019
Attachment Theory Certification 2019