|35 Jervois Rd
My name is Michelle Rush. I love my job! I work with a wide range of personal issues, including the following depression, anxiety, stress,trauma, grief and loss, burnout. To encourage self-acceptance and self-awareness, we work in different ways depending on how you wish to express yourself.
I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor and a member of NZAC. I have been in private practice for the past 20 years, ACC and WINZ approved. I am a registered Social Worker, currently practicing part-time for a District Health Board, and a member of ANZASW.
I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents, and provide a confidential service following the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.
A wide range of issues
I have experience in working with a wide range of emotional challenges including depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma and relationship difficulties and other general real life issues. I have also worked extensively with Advance Care or "End of Life" planning.
As a result of my Social work role I am also involved with many domestic violence and trauma clients. I am also ACC registered - so can see clients who have been referred by their GP or other suppliers for Accident Compensation Claim clients.
I work a lot with young adults and adults who have anxiety, depression and self esteem issues.
I am very passionate about assisting clients to overcome their difficulties.
In life "stuff" happens - marriage, divorce, children, miscarriage, illness, death, and many other events along the way. In counselling we work through the issues in life that can affect us all.
Real life isn't straight forward, and I work in an empathic and collaborative way providing a safe and supportive environment where you can work through difficulties to live to your full potential.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Addiction
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social anxiety
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
|Fees:||$120 per hour|
|Qualifications:||Additional Professional Development: Child Protection, July 2011/ Family Violence Aug 2011/ Supervision training, May 2011/ Family Violence screening May 2012/ Mindfulness Pain Management, March 2013/ Working with the Chronically Ill, November 2013/ Grief, Loss & Trauma, Nov. 2013/ CADS training, November 2015/ Vulnerable adults training, September 2014/ Rape Crisis training|
|Registrations and accreditations:||NZAC, ANZASW|
|Other:||Free parking is available in two nearby streets, Dedwood Street and Seymour Street. Free parking is also available in the Ponsonby shopping centre, a few moments walk away, opposite Republic Furniture.|
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