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Cath is a Psychotherapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years of experience supporting clients to live their best life. Cath’s areas of expertise and interest are trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and personal growth.

Cath practices trauma-informed care and works in partnership with her clients to meet them where they are at. She believes in the inherent wisdom and courage that each person has to create the change they desire and works to help each client identity and connect to these qualities. Therapy with Cath can be long or short term. It can be used to address a particular issue, work on long-term patterns, or for ongoing personal growth and awareness.

Cath approaches life with a sense of curiosity and wonder. She celebrates the small moments of awe that occur in the everyday and finds joy in creativity and connection. Cath brings to this work, a lifelong commitment to her own personal growth, professional development, ongoing supervision, therapy (yes therapists have therapy too) and continuing education and training.

Although Cath uses a wide range of modalities to support clients, these are implemented through the lens of Process Oriented Psychotherapy (Process Work).

What modalities does Cath use?

  • Process Oriented Psychotherapy (Process Work)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychosensory therapies including Havening and EMDR
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker?

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) are recognised providers with Medicare Australia and other programs, delivering clinical social work services in mental health settings and utilising a range of evidence-based strategies.

AMHSWs work with people across the lifespan and provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in their holistic approach to working with a person. The advanced training that is expected of AMHSW prepares and provides them with the skills for working with people with very complex presentations and co-morbidities. AMHSWs are highly trained and educated professionals, meeting some of the highest standards of professional regulation in Australia.

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers work with people with:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship problems
  • Life crises
  • Adjustment issues
  • Trauma
  • Family conflicts

They help individuals to resolve presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. This may involve family as well as individual counselling, and group therapy. Social workers recognise the broader implications of an individual having a mental illness and the impact on friends, family, work and education.