Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology and Disability)
Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Psychology)
Member – Australian Psychology Society
Cathy is an experienced psychologist who has worked in the inpatient and outpatient private psychiatric setting for almost 10 years. Prior to that Cathy worked for 4 years with individuals and families at risk of a genetic disorder providing services to persons who were pre/symptomatic; and supported the carers of people affected by this illness.
Cathy has experience in providing individual and group therapy for people with a wide range of issues. Cathy has specialised in a recovery and rehabilitation program for patients with eating disorders including psychological assessment, counselling, group training and stress management. Her practice and philosophy reflects a progressive and innovative attitude to optimal client outcomes, maximising resources and potential for development.
Working from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, and incorporating principles of mindfulness and motivational interviewing, Cathy has extensive experience in working with adults who present with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, personality disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Cathy works part time in our Newmarket practice and also runs an Eating Disorders learning group for carers and families. This is a skilled-based learning group teaching practical communication and coping strategies for families to help foster a healthier relationship with loved ones suffering from eating disorders. For more information download the Eating disorders learning group brochure
Cathy is available at our Newmarket practice, please call reception to make an appointment.