Ms Michelle Hallis-D'Souza

Ms Michelle Hallis-D'Souza

Counsellor
Online Therapy Available
Next available Monday, Jul 29th
Location
Online Therapy
Biography

Introduction: Hi there I'm Michelle Hallis - D'Souza, a trained and registered ACC Sensitive Claims Trauma Provider, Social Worker & Addictions Practitioner and Mental Health Crisis Supervisor. I am a member of ANZASW, and an accredited member and clinical Supervisor with DAPAANZ. I am based in Dunedin, but offer online sessions to all of New Zealand. I offer in - person appointments to people living in the Dunedin and surrounding suburbs: Taieri, Mosgiel, Outram, South Dunedin, Central Dunedin to name a few. I am double vaxxed and happy to wear a mask during face to face interactions and/or maintain the required safe distance, if this makes you more comfortable. Past Work Experience: My work history has been in the areas of care and protection, statutory and community sectors, mental health and addictions (drug, alcohol, gambling and coexisting disorders). Whilst I truly enjoyed my work journey to date, I believe of significant value is the trauma work and my role as coordinator of a parents programme supporting parents transitioning back into the community with parenting and life skills and reuniting families where possible. In addition was being project lead with the Health Promotion Agency, introducing abstinence and harm reduction programmes to pregnant women and new parents battling addictions. Modus Operandi: I describe my working style as holding a holistic view of treatment, being eclectic and collaborative in nature, enjoy using various ways of engaging clients in my sessions, meet my clients at where they are and believe in the empowerment of the individual with some assistance along the way. Outside of work hours, I am a wife and a mother to 2 beautiful children who keep me centered, honest and challenged in different ways. I enjoy relaxing by spending time baking, music, dance and love the outdoors in beautiful Aotearoa.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work,Accredited member and Clinical Supervisor of DAPAANZ,Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Languages

English, Hindi

Focuses

Adult, Children, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Men, Women, Adolescents

Therapy Type

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Trauma-informed

Specialisations
  • Drug & Alcohol Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis Management
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disconnection
  • Goal Setting
  • Emotional regulation
  • Mental Health
  • Migrant Adjustment
  • Parenting
  • Psycho-social Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Childhood Development
  • Family Difficulties
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Approach
  • Abuse
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Assertiveness
  • Behaviour Change
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger
  • Alcoholics
  • Attachment
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Empowerment
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Low Mood
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Anxiety
  • Cultural Identity
  • Boundaries
  • Body Image
Services
Students counselling, therapy paid by themselves
60min
$103.50 NZD
Couples Therapy
60min
$195.50 NZD
Individual therapy client paying
60min
$132.25 NZD
Professional Supervision
60min
$138.00 NZD
UNIMED clients - incl of GST
60min
$120 NZD
Individual counselling with insurance
60min
$161.00 NZD
Or free if your organisation uses Clearhead to provide wellbeing support
Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims

SUPPORTED BY
nib foundation
msd
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