Student Intern Counsellor
M Counselling (Cand), Grad Dip Christian Counselling, BAppSc (Physiotherapy)
Kath is passionate about facilitating a safe space where clients can be free to explore their issues, find their potential and discover hope. She is able to provide counselling for a range of issues including individual counselling for both adults and children, as well as relationship counselling for couples and families.
Call to enquire about bookings: 02 9683 1444
I am providing counselling services as an intern for 2017 as the final path to completing a Masters of Counselling through Morling College. I am able to provide counselling for a range of issues including individual counselling for both adults and children, as well as relationship counselling for couples and families.
I completed a Graduate Diploma of Christian Counselling in 2007 (where I worked with Baptist Community Services – Lifecare Counselling) as well as worked as a Crisis Telephone Counsellor for 2 years with Lifeline Telephone Counselling. Through these avenues, I have gained experience working with people experiencing grief, domestic violence, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, loneliness, abuse and suicidal ideation.
Areas of Practice
Mental Health, Trauma and Abuse
- Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Anxiety including OCD, panic attacks, stress management
- Depression including post-natal depression
- Domestic violence
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
- Trauma, past and present, including PTSD
- Behavioural challenges for adolescents
- Body image issues
- Affairs – working through the discovery and rebuilding trust
- Communication issues
- Conflict resolution
- Different expectations – personal, family and cultural
- Grief & loss of children
- Losing love & connection
- Parental stress including infant bonding
- Anger management
- Assertiveness and boundary setting
- Coping with emotions
- Grief & loss
- Life and work transitions
- Migration issues
- Relationship issues
- Spirituality (Christian perspective)
- Student issues
- Support for intellectual disability
- Women’s issues
- Workplace-related issues
How I approach Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am passionate about facilitating a safe space where clients can be free to explore their issues, find their potential and discover hope. I facilitate this through:
- Developing a collaborative relationship where both client and therapist work together around exploring issues and defining goals
- Genuinely valuing the worth and unique perspective that each client brings
- Providing an environment where clients are respected, validated and safe to explore issues
- Working to empower clients to face their challenges and discover new pathways to change and hope
Knowing that we each come with different stories and backgrounds, I draw on an integrated approach between a number of different frameworks such as interpersonal therapy, person centred therapy, emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioural therapy and a strengths based approach to facilitate clients towards growth and healing.
I bring a breadth of professional, personal and ministry experience to my role and passion as a developing counsellor. I trained initially as a Physiotherapist where I worked for over 10 years primarily with children and adults with both physical and intellectual disabilities. I have also had many years of pastoral experience with youth and young adults, as well as facilitating marriage preparation courses.
Associate membership with the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA)
Counselling is free, as this is a condition of my Internship with Bridges Counselling.