“It is normal for all of us, including children and adults, to feel overwhelmed at different times in our lives, and sometimes our burdens are too heavy to carry on our own. I approach therapy as a collaborative process and aim to create a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment where you can feel at ease, so we can work together to develop a plan to meet your goals. My aim is to equip you with information, guidance, skills and self-confidence that lead to positive, lasting change.” – Michelle Daymond
Michelle is a compassionate, respectful and warm psychologist who has worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and with a wide variety of age groups. Her relaxed but focused approach to therapy enables her clients to feel genuinely supported as they develop skills to achieve their goals.
Michelle has experience working in university clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and with children, adolescents and families in private clinic settings. Michelle has a particular interest in supporting children and their families manage anxiety conditions. She enjoys creating a fun, creative and relaxing environment that allows children to feel at ease, and finds it rewarding to see them work hard to achieve their goals.
Michelle also has an interest in supporting first responders manage exposure to confronting and traumatic jobs, and has worked as a psychologist with the NSW Police Force for eight years. She understands that emergency work entails unique challenges for both the individual and their loved ones, and is experienced in discussing traumatic jobs and delivering psychological support that is evidence-based for this population.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
University of Sydney
Diploma of Psychological Practice
College of Psychological Practice
Masters of Clinical Psychology (currently completing)
Michelle is a Christian and works with patients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and world view.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders e.g. Depression
- Chronic Pain
- Sleep Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive & Related Disorders including Tic Disorders
- Child Behavioural Issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Social skills and assertiveness training
- Parenting and Attachment
- Child and Family Presentations
- Family Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Schema Therapy
Michelle is a trained facilitator of the following programs:
- Cool Kids Macquarie University anxiety program
Registrations & memberships
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #PSY0001142530)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Michelle has a passion for working with first responders, and assisting them to build resilience as they are faced with confronting and traumatic work. This interest encouraged her to undertake research exploring the effectiveness of coping strategies in police, working in collaboration with the NSW Police Force.