Margaret Mitchell – Principal Psychologist Clinical Psychologist

About Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell sees adults, couples and adolescents. She is a clinical psychologist endorsed to provide specialized clinical psychology services to Medicare. She combines a warm and personable approach with a best practice approach to therapy

Margaret is a mature-aged person who is warm 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 conform to best practice as guided 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 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, traumapanic attack,  depression, conflict in their relationships at home or work, and for a range of mental health disorders.

Margaret offers 8 week Mindfulness Meditation Training Courses to provide clients with tools for relapse-prevention in aid of their recovery from depression and anxiety.

Relationship counselling

Margaret has an interest in relationship counselling; helping couples to solve problems in their relationship.

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

Clinical Psychology – Adults

  • Anxiety Disorders including Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Meta-cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Desensitization & exposure therapy
  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, First Class)
  • Registered with the Psychological Board of  Australia
  • Member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy