Katy holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree and has over 5 years’ experience in working with individuals across the lifespan, in both private and community settings. During her training, Katy worked within the University Psychology Clinic setting, Child and Youth Mental and Health Service, and Cancer Counselling Service. Katy has also worked at headspace providing psychological treatment and support for young people, aged 12 to 25, and their families.
Katy is adept in working with an array of mental health presentations. In particular, she has worked therapeutically with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, and various stressor related concerns. She has also provided support for individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQIAP+ community.
In session, Katy aims to build a genuine connection with her clients to ensure that they feel comfortable and safe. She understands that therapy can be a daunting process and therefore takes a collaborative and soft approach when working with individuals. Katy is also passionate about eliciting feedback to ensure that she is meeting her clients’ needs and developing progress in treatment.
Therapeutically, Katy works with the clients to adopt a style of treatment that fits with their concern and preference. Katy utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy most frequently in her practice. Katy is also passionate about attachment theory and expanding her experience in working with couples.
Academically, Katy is a co-author on many national and international published articles which relate to alcohol preloading in the night-time entertainment district and video-game studies measuring variables of aggression and cooperation.
Katy is registered with Medicare Australia and a certified member of the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She completed her training at Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.