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Michael Grace

Clinical Psychologist and Director

Areas Of Interest

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

About Michael Grace

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

 

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 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.

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

Works With

Older Adolescents 16-18yrs
Young Adults 19-24yrs
Adults 25-60yrs
Older Adults 60+

Referral Type

ATAPS
CTP Insurance Claim
DVA
Employee Assistance Program
Healthy Minds - Connect to Wellbeing
Medicare Better Access Program
NDIS
Private Health Fund
Private Billing
Victims Services
Workcover NSW
Workcover QLD

Therapy Style

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Developmental Psychology
Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT/MiCBT)
Narrative Therapy
Positive Psychology
Psychotherapy
Schema Therapy

Helps with

Acquired Brain Injury
Alcohol & Drugs
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Skills
Cognitive Assessment
Coping with Change
Depression
Drug & Alcohol Misuse
Eating Disorders
Education
Family Counselling
Grief & Loss
Health Related Issues
Learning Difficulties
Mediation
Memory Problems
Mens Health Issues
Mens Issues
Mindfulness
NDIS Therapeutic Support
Oncology Support
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Performance Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Natal Depression
Psychological Testing
Psychosis
Relationship Issues
Self Harm
Sexual Issues
Stress Management
Trauma
Womens Health Issues

Phone

07 5599 2201

Email

livingwell@psychologygoldcoast.com.au

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Appointments Offered

Tweed (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu) Not Accepting New Clients

Robina (Wed) Not Accepting New Clients

Provider for

Medicare, NDIS, Private Health Funds, Healthy Minds, ATAPS, CTP Insurance, DVA, EAP, Victim Services, Workcover QLD, Workcover NSW

Fees

50min Medicare Consultations – $229 (Medicare Rebate = $137.05)

1hr Psychological Assessment Consultations – $300 (APS Recommended Fee)

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