Margaret Mitchell – Principal Psychologist Clinical Psychologist
Margaret Mitchell sees adults, couples and adolescents. She is a Clinical Psychologist endorsed to provide specialised clinical psychology services under Medicare. She combines a warm and personable manner with a best practice approach to therapy.
Margaret is a mature-aged person who is kind and accepting of people, regardless of the nature of their problems. For many years she ran her own remedial massage practice. She is committed to using psychology approaches that are professional and supported by outcome research.
She takes a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach, enriched with Mindfulness and Meta-Cognitive Therapy, adapting strategies flexibly to suit the individual. Margaret has a special interest in Mindfulness, and runs an 8-week Mindfulness meditation training course, giving you the opportunity to learn in a group setting.
Margaret works in a collaborative manner to help people identify how their problem is being maintained and how they can take effective steps to create change in their lives and move towards achieving their goals.
Using evidence based approaches, she offers successful therapy for people suffering from stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression, conflict in their relationships at home or work, and for a range of mental health disorders.
Margaret has an interest in relationship counselling; helping couples to solve problems in their relationship and improve relationship satisfaction.
Many life events, such as changing jobs, relocating and the birth of children impact on a relationship. There may be conflict over parenting, difficulty adapting to life changes, or just poor communication.
Despite efforts to change, couples may find themselves locked into a negative pattern of interaction which can create a build-up of frustration and resentment. Margaret works with couples in a respectful and empowering way, helping them to change unhelpful communication patterns and rekindle their loving connection. She teaches skills such as conflict resolution and assertive communication and coaches couples in active listening so they have the tools to maintain positive changes into the future.
- Anxiety disorders including Panic Disorder & panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Adjustment Disorders
- Self-harm and suicidal ideation
- Grief and loss
- Anger management
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Meta-Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness (including a Mindfulness meditation training course)
- Desensitisation & exposure therapy
- Solutions Focused Brief Therapy
Qualifications and Memberships
- Master of Clinical Psychology
- Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, First Class)
- Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Endorsed to practice clinical psychology by the Psychology Board of Australia
- Member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy