“If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you are likely to end up where you are headed” – John C Maxwell
I believe we have huge capacity for change, most people just don’t know where to start. I have the skills and experience and have seen enough mistakes in my years of dealing with people in difficult situations to know what works and what doesn’t. I have always been an exponent of Rogerian, client-centred therapy which ensures the progress towards recovery is flexible and adapted specifically to each individual. I love this approach for individuals, in that the process is not hindered by bias or expectation. Over the years of my experience with couples work I have been impressed with the theories and processes of Esther Perel and Terrence Real and how applicable they are to couples I work with no matter where they are in the world. I particularly base my couples work on the amazing work of Dr Sue Johnson and her theory of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Whatever the pain it is you are currently experiencing you do not deserve it and you need to know that it is possible to get over it.
Kate is an experienced therapist who specialises in working with couples, families and individuals experiencing relationship distress. Kate uses client-centered approaches in her work, specifically emotionally focused therapy (EFT), a highly effective method of working through difficulties in a relationship and rediscovering your attachment to your partner or family member.
Kate is an empathic and caring therapist with extensive relationship and conflict management experience. Kate earned her formal qualifications at various universities including La Trobe University, Melbourne; Charles Sturt University in Wagga and the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Brisbane. She has trained extensively in hands on techniques that have real impacts on how couples and families can work together to deescalate the stress and create harmonious relationships. Kate completed her externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy with the founder of the Australian Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald and then went on to complete further training with Dr Fitzgerald in more in-depth core skills.
Kate has trained with Lifeline and worked with many clients experiencing immediate distress. She has worked extensively with clients in severe crisis, being based in trauma centres and disaster recovery centres during various natural disasters. She understands grief and trauma as it relates to situational crises and is able to work with her clients on emotional first aid upon discovery of betrayal and during major upheaval.
Presently Kate works with clients from all over Australia, from Brisbane to Sydney, remote Queensland and country Victoria. She also has clients in London, New York, Dubai and Tokyo, offering face-to-face counselling, teleconferencing and in-home consultations.
With over 15 years experience in conflict resolution, mediation, crisis counselling and relationship therapy, Kate will assist you to get your relationships and your life back on track.