Meet Our Team

Michelle Southgate

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Family Therapist


South Sydney Psychology & Trauma Recovery Service
Suite 2, 2A/16 Boyle St, Sutherland 2232


Thursdays 10am – 6pm


Adult Mental Health
General Counselling
Perinatal Natal Depression
Self Development
Trauma Recovery


About Michelle

I have over 20 years’ experience as a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I hold undergraduate qualifications in Psychology and Social Work and have a Master’s degree in Couple & Family Therapy. I have extensive clinical experience supporting individuals, children and families facing a wide variety of life, parenting and health challenges.

I aim to provide a supportive and holding environment for clients to safely explore their life experiences and make sustainable change. I am committed to working towards symptom relief and integration of mind and body experiences when working with clients who have experienced trauma. I also a qualified kids and adult yoga teacher and draw on these skills in my work.

Much of my career I have worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. More recently I have worked with a leading Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Team in Sydney. I am a certified Circle of Security and Tuning in to Kids group facilitator.

I have a strong interest in supporting women with all facets of maternal health including pregnancy, pregnancy loss and infertility, birth preparation and adjustment to parenting. I am also experienced working with perinatal anxiety and depression, parent-infant attachment and birth trauma.

My aim is to collaborate with the client to tailor an individual approach. My therapy modalities include: Systemic Family Therapy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and other trauma informed approaches.

I provide services under Medicare (Better Access and PSS) as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.