Michele has worked as a psychologist for over twenty years and has had extensive experience working in the public and private sectors. She has been able to achieve an interesting variety in her psychological practice which includes: individual; couple and group therapy; educational seminars; teaching; professional supervision of Masters level psychology students and organisational consulting. She has also coauthored a book on stress and anxiety management.
Michele’s therapeutic work has involved counselling children, adolescents, adults, couples and families across a range of issues. She believes in establishing a collaborative and respectful relationship with the people she works with and aims to build on the resources the client already has. Michele believes that good therapy often involves guiding people to access their own strengths and enabling them to reconnect with their own knowledge and conﬁdence.
Michele challenges "taken for granted" ways of being and thinking that may be blocking people from reaching their true potential in terms of health and enjoyment of life. Michele works to provide the tools for people to help themselves and consults in ways that not only make therapy useful but also enjoyable, challenging and ultimately life changing.
As a psychologist, hypnotherapist and family therapist, Michele is trained to deal with a wide range of emotional issues. She has a broad view that takes into account the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the individual while paying close attention to the sociocultural context of the problematic issue.
Michele draws on various therapy models including: cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, constructive living and mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Her ability to draw on several theoretical models of therapy increases her ﬂexibility to meet the particular needs of different clients.
Michele strongly believes in the beneﬁts of a collaborative relationship between General Practitioners and herself in order to meet the health needs of her clients.
Michele enjoys her work immensely. Her strengths include her ability to be “down to earth” and to speak with people in ways that help them think differently. She uses a gentle style of questioning that invites people to consider issues in ways that often result in a greater sense of wellbeing.
Charlotte has worked as a psychologist in both the public and private sectors. This has included work at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Adelaide North East Division of General Practice. Charlotte commenced private practice work in November 2006 with Dr Michele Murphy Psychology Services.
Charlotte has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress related issues and she enjoys working with adults as well as young people (including children and adolescents). Charlotte can easily relate to clients from a variety of backgrounds and is a strong verbal communicator with a ‘down to earth’ approach. She believes in tailoring treatment to suit the needs of her clients and working in collaboration with her clients towards their goals. Charlotte draws on various evidence-based therapy models in her clinical practice including: cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, clinical hypnosis and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Charlotte also works part-time at the Adelaide North East Division of General Practice where she holds the position of Senior Clinician and is involved in the supervision of other clinicians, as well as providing group and individual therapy.
Charlotte has been a guest lecturer at the University of Adelaide’s Grief and Palliative Care Counselling Unit for the past three years where she has presented seminars on Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has also been involved in providing Mental Health Skills Training to General Practitioners and other health professionals in South Australia and interstate through her work with CM Consulting and the Adelaide North East Division of General Practice.
In recent years she has also co-authored two papers on depression in the primary care setting:
Amanda has worked as a psychologist in both clinical and research settings. In September of 2009, she commenced private practice work with Dr Michele Murphy Psychology Services. She is interested in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and general life stress and relationship issues.
Amanda is committed to working collaboratively with people to identify their strengths and to use these to navigate difficult times, achieve their goals and enhance wellbeing. She is a clear communicator and relates well to people from a wide range of backgrounds. Amanda uses a range of evidence-based approaches in therapy including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and interpersonal therapy.
Amanda also works part-time at Flinders University in a research position. In this role she conducts research into the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases through the adoption of healthy behaviours. In this role Amanda also supervises a number of Honours, Masters and PhD students in Psychology and Public Health. Her previous research focused on cognitive functioning in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. She has several publications in the areas of diet, cancer prevention and neuropsychology.