Michelle Rush

Michelle Rush


Online Therapy Available

Next available Monday, May 23rd


Online Therapy


I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor and a member of NZAC. I have been in private practice for the past 20 years. I am also a registered Social Worker. Working with individuals, young adults, and adolescents, I provide a confidential service and follow the code of ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers. I have experience in working with a wide range of emotional challenges including Sensitive Claims for ACC, clients with depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma and relationship difficulties and other general real life issues. I have been privileged to work with the students at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design as part of the Pastoral Care programme providing counselling services. I also have extensive experience in Advance Care or "End of Life"planning. I am very passionate about assisting clients to overcome their difficulties. The reason I decided on the name Real Life Counselling is because in life "stuff" happens - marriage, divorce, children, miscarriage, illness, death, and many other events along the way. I am available via Zoom or Skype and have assisted many clients overseas and throughout NZ via online sessions.



Client Type

adolescents, adults

Therapy Type

trauma therapy, strength based therapy, solution focused therapy, Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, person centred therapy, online therapy, mindfulness, emotion focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)


  • work-life balance

  • trauma

  • stress

  • social anxiety

  • sexual abuse

  • self esteem and confidence

  • post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

  • mistrust

  • grief and loss

  • end of life

  • depression

  • coping issues

  • anxiety





Funding Options

ACC Sensitive Claims