Introduction: Hi there I'm Michelle Hallis - D'Souza, a trained and registered Social Worker & Addictions Practitioner, an accredited DAPAANZ Clinical Supervisor and Mental Health Crisis Supervisor. 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 currently a mobile service meaning I am willing to meet the client at a mutually agreed place. 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, drug, alcohol, gambling and coexisting disorders. Whilst I truly enjoyed my work journey to date, I believe of significant value was being a 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 wholistic view of treatment, 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. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! My Christmas availability - only evening after hours from 22nd Dec till 16 January 2023.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work,Accredited member and Clinical Supervisor of DAPAANZ,Certificate in Clinical Supervision
adults, children, couples, families, groups, men, women, adolescents
acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), attachment theory, family systems, mindfulness, gestalt therapy, narrative therapy, māori models of care, solution focused therapy, strength based therapy, transactional analysis