Need help with

  • Depression and Mood problems
  • Anxiety, Panic, Phobias,
  • Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Eating Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship counselling / Couples Therapy
  • Sexual issues
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Weight Management
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Child Counselling
  • Career Development
  • Bi-Polar Mood
  • Sexual Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Terminal Illness
  • Life Issues

Welcome

Most people will experience difficulties and setbacks at some point in their lives.  Working with a clinical psychologist can enable you to deal with these issues more easily and constructively and gain a greater understanding of your self, your behaviours and thinking patterns, and enhance your sense of well-being and life satisfaction.

I am a registered clinical psychologist with both graduate and post graduate qualifications in psychology. I bring to my work many years of life experience and 18 years of experience as a family and child counsellor and psychotherapist and have been registered as a psychologist  for over 13 years.  I have since carried out further studies and gained qualifications as a Clinical Psychologist, which enables suitably referred clients to gain a higher Medicare Rebate for my services. I am a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.

It can be helpful to work with a professional who has spent many years acquiring skills and expertise through extensive university training and who is able to work with you in a way that enables you to deal with the “emotional aspects” of life’s challenges.

If you are curious to see if psychological work may be helpful or you are concerned about someone else who may be acting out of character, please don’t hesitate to call me on 0419 411 709 .  Perhaps I can help……

Kind Regards

Kate MacKinnon

Clinical Psychologist

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