Hi, I'm Catherine
I take a scientist/practitioner approach to psychology which means using evidence based practice to address mental health issues.
I don’t believe that positive mental health is the absence of mental illness and that just because someone isn’t ‘mentally ill’ doesn’t mean they are not suffering.
Helping build resilience where possible is key, as is an empathic and professional evidence based approach to mental health.
Catherine's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Catherine holds a PhD, MSc and BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and a member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia. Catherine is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, registered HCPC psychologist (UK) and a registered psychologist New Zealand.
Catherine has been a psychological expert to the European Union, Council of Europe since 2009 and has provided expert consultancy in in Romania, Turkey, Macedonia, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Albania, Moldova and Serbia.
Catherine has received significant additional postgraduate training including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy (SFP), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma and Motivational Interviewing (MI) for addictions.
Catherine has over 20-years experience providing psychosocial and clinical interventions to adults, adolescents and children in clinical settings; both in-patient and community mental health, community outreach and providing expert testimony and advice to the Courts and Mental Health Tribunals.
Catherine was the initial psychologist at United Synergies, now Headspace Australia. Catherine has expertise in assessing and intervening in wide variety of psychological issues. She has particular expertise in evidence based interventions for trauma, anxiety, depression and suicide interventions.
She is also an expert in interventions for intimate partner violence, both for perpetrators and victims and has published papers and book chapters to that effect.
In addition, Catherine and colleagues developed National Drug and Alcohol interventions for the New Zealand Government.