About Michelle Murray
Michelle has 8 years' experience working and volunteering with young people and adults as a Senior Occupational Therapist in Ireland, Australia and Peru. Michelle specialises in working with young people experiencing stress, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, psychosis and trauma. She also specialises in supporting adult survivors of trauma through her practice of yoga. She is currently teaching mindful yoga sessions at St Patrick's University hospital in Dublin.
History of Experience
Michelle spent several years working in Australia as part of a world leading youth mental health program (headspace- Orygen) helping young people who were experiencing their first episode of psychosis. She also worked as an OT in St Patrick's Mental Health hospital in Dublin with adults.
Michelle's approach to helping you
Tailors her support to meet your needs and learning style.
Communicates at your level avoiding confusing mental health terms and jargon.
Supports you to feel safe and comfortable through her gentle nature.
Uses her up to date training, knowledge and skills ensuring that she is delivering the best researched approaches to help you including psychological approaches, body-focused and sensory based approaches.
Michelle is a passionate and professional Occupational Therapist who is dedicated to her work. She believes that recovery and well-being is possible for everyone. She is registered with CORU, Garda vetted and is a member of the AOTI (Association of OTs Ireland).
Bachelor of science in Occupational Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for psychosis: Level 3 certificate
Trauma Informed CBT
Enhancing Outcomes in Complex Trauma: The Integration of Psychotherapy with Evidence-Based Neurobiological Methods
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety
Certified Yoga Teacher and specialised Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher
Person Centred Approaches
Sensory Processing Theory and Practice
Since returning home to Ireland Michelle is reaching out to Mental Health services sharing her knowledge and skills in the form of workshops and seminars. If your service would like to learn more about how Anchor Therapy can help, please contact us for more information.