Michael is a university qualified counsellor, with specialisations in addiction and men’s mental
health. The importance of rural blokes speaking up when they aren’t travelling so well cannot be
understated, as such, Michael provides a counselling service that is accessible and down-to-earth.
Michael’s passion is to provide support for young men navigating the complex world they find
In his downtime you will find Michael working and tinkering on old Land Rovers in his workshop. He
enjoys nothing more than touring around the Northern Territory and outback Queensland or
camping in the Victorian High Country, particularly during the winter months.
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Adolescent mental health
- Anger management
- Low Self-Esteem
Counselling is about assisting people to be the best version of themselves they can be. In counselling, problems are addressed in a positive, client-focused setting, issues are clarified, options are explored and strategies are developed. We provide our clients with the space to freely discuss life’s events from everyday life, grief, relationship breakdowns, marriage woes, bullying, and stress through to a plethora of psychological and mental issues. Sometimes, just chatting in a safe place to a completely objective person in total confidentiality, together building the strength and stepping stones to resolution, can make all the difference. Couples counselling is also available. Our counsellor, Sheree Breaden, has received a degree in counselling and is currently studying her Masters Degree in Psychotherapy.
I am a registered counsellor and Social Worker specialising in supporting individuals and couples with a wide range of presenting concerns. My areas of expertise are grief and loss counselling, trauma counselling and relationship therapy.
Having worked as a counsellor for over sixteen years I have extensive experience across a broad range of areas including counselling in the areas of family violence, sexual assault, family support, relationship counselling and generalist counselling. I have worked as a counsellor with Headspace, Mental Illness Fellowship, Centacare Family Services and Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault.
In addition to my extensive work experience I am a highly qualified practitioner with qualifications in psychology, family therapy, couple therapy including sexual concerns and a Masters in Social Work. I believe I bring a unique set of skills and qualifications that enable me to assist clients with a large range of issues.
I am a caring, professional, warm and down-to-earth practitioner who is committed to providing high quality professional counselling in a safe and supportive environment.