Living Well Psychology

Michael Grace

Waiting Period: Accepting new referrals on request only

Clinical Psychologist and Director

📞07 5599 2201

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Appointments offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and after hours.

Works with Adults 18-60yrs, Older Adolescents 16-18yrs, Older Adults 60+.

Services offered are ATAPS, Cognitive Assessment & Psychological Testing, Counselling, CTP Insurance Claim, DVA, Employee Assistance Program, Group Facilitation, Mediation, Medicare Better Access Program, Medico-Legal Assessment, Private Health Fund, Professional Supervision, Psychological Testing, Victims Services, Workcover NSW, Workcover QLD.

Location: Tweed Heads, Mermaid Beach

Michael Grace (Director)

B.A. (Hons) M.Clin.Psych. MAPS, MBPS, C.Clin. C.Psycol.

-Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)

-Member of the College of Clinical Psychology

-Chartered Clinical Psychologist British Psychological Society

 

Areas of Interest

  • Trauma Disorders
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

 

Philosophy

Michael believes that people who come to therapy have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. The role of Psychology is to both respect this knowledge whilst also exploring alternative ways to deal with problems.

 

Therapeutic Approach

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapies

 

Experience

Michael has 15 years experience working for public mental health services both in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has worked in a variety of roles such as Psychological Therapies, Inpatient Care, Crisis Assessment and Intervention, Living Skills, Case Management and Assertive Outreach. This has enabled Michael to deliver high quality psychological interventions to people with complex mental health difficulties.

Michael has worked in a variety of ‘senior’ roles including Senior Psychologist for the public Psychologists Tweed/Byron Network and the team leader for an acute care service.

Michael is known for his commitment to Clinical Supervision. He has supervised numerous Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Allied Health Professionals. Michael regularly trains post graduate students from Bond and Griffith Universities. He has also supervised members of an Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (Brighton, UK).

Michael has completed two research studies on survivors of traumatic events, Vietnam Veterans and Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.

 

Michael enjoys trying to keep up with his three young children and Springer Spaniel.

Fees

50min Medicare Consultations – $199 (Medicare Rebate = $129.55)

1hr Psychological Assessment Consultations – $267 (APS Recommended Fee)

* All fees are payable at the time of appointment and subject to change.