Michael Vaccaro

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Counselling, Psychotherapy

and Mindfulness Facilitation

Michael Vaccaro has worked within the Byron shire community since 2014 facilitating mindfulness workshops, community meditations, relationship forums, psychotherapy and men’s circles.

He has worked with various organisations including Open Life, SAE, Vita Yoga, Naked Treaties, Powerful Moments, Sanitarium, CASPA, Man Fire and Byron Bay Detox Retreats.

Michael is a practicing Buddhist and has personally studied and practiced Mindfulness, Yoga and Ayurveda for over 18 years. Mike’s experience and training in mindfulness has predominantly been through the insight meditation tradition of Buddhism. He has formally studied Holistic Human Development and Meditation Teaching through Inner Voyage; Mind Body Medicine through the Paramount College of Natural Medicine; The Bachelor of Counselling through the Australian College of Applied Psychology, and a Graduate Certificate of Applied Mindfulness through Charles Sturt University. Michael is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and has also been working in trauma informed therapeutic care with families and young people for the funded service provider CASPA since 2016.

Michael is passionate about enlivening the spirit of transformation, transcending limitations of the mind and awakening the heart. He utilizes mindfulness, psychotherapy and personal development techniques to support and empower people on their own path to freedom. He is skilled in facilitating Person Centred Therapy, Mindful Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, The Work of Byron Katie, Non-Violent Communication, Positive Psychology, Psycho-Education and Motivational Interviewing. Mike’s grounded approach to mind-body-spirit practices gives people access to simple and effective tools to incorporate into their everyday lives based on 18 years of exploration and experience on his own path.

Fee structure –

All prices are consistent for both Mindfulness facilitation and for Psychotherapy.

First Consultation – Phone or Zoom – 30 minutes – Free

Individual Consultation – Phone, Zoom, or Face to Face – 60 minutes – Concession $80 – Full Fee $120

Couples Consultation – Phone, Zoom, or Face to Face – 90 minutes – Concession $100 – Full Fee $150

Group Consultation (3 or more) – Phone, Zoom, or Face to Face – 60 minutes – $50 Base rate + Concession $20pp – Full Fee $35pp

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