Kate is a generalist psychologist who studied in Darwin and began in the not-for-profit sector supporting clients with alcohol and other drug problems. Kate mainly works with adults and provides a warm and nurturing space that fosters connection and compassion so clients are safe to explore a deeper understanding of themselves.
Her approach is based on a sensorimotor model. This style of therapy builds on traditional therapies by integrating a body approach that seeks to work alongside our thoughts and emotions. She also draws upon other modalities, such as: Mindfulness, Psychodynamic (building awareness of the link between our childhood and how this shows up in our adult life), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing, Attachment Theory, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). She also has a background in classical yoga and is teacher-trained.
Her areas of interest include: anxiety and depression, developmental (childhood) trauma, addictions, family and relationship problems, developing self-love and compassion, problems with communication and boundaries, sleep difficulties, and grief and loss.
Kate is curious about the narrative of the mind as well as the body. She draws attention to the body to help client’s build awareness around their automatic patterns. This process enables clients to identify and deeply understand why they react the way they and help shift old patterns that no longer serve them.
Area of Focus
- Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
- Grief and Loss
- Sleep Disorders
- Anger Management
- Anxiety and phobias
- Conflict Resolution
- Emotional abuse
- Employee Assistance Program
- Gambling addiction
- General Counselling
- General Psychology
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Physical Abuse
- Post-Natal Depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Relaxation training
- Weight loss
- Work Related Issues
- Workplace Bullying
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Body Psychotherapy
- Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drug Work, 2007