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 and loss
  • Weight Management
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Children-assessment/treatment- Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD
  • Career Development
  • Bi-Polar Mood
  • Sexual Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Terminal Illness
  • Life Issues


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.

Kate MacKinnon is a registered clinical psychologist with both graduate and post graduate qualifications in psychology. Kate brings to her work many years of life experience and 20 years of experience as a family and child counsellor and psychotherapist and have been registered as a psychologist for over 16 years.  She has 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. She is a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.

Kate’s associate, Patricia Kiely is also a Registered Clinical psychologist, with a Masters of Clinical Psychology with over 38 years experience in clinical practice. Patricia brings to the practice extensive experience working with children and families, couples, adults and groups and particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of clinical issues including adults with pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, adults and children with ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, trauma, relationship and issues. Patricia has written and delivered professional accredited training and has published and presented a number of papers at national and international conferences. She brings a great deal of expertise and knowledge to MacKinnon Psychology and it’s clients.

It can be helpful to work with professionals who have spent many years acquiring skills and expertise through extensive university training and who are 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


  • New Offices (7/23/2016) - MacKinnon Psychology is moving to new Offices at Cremorne on 1st August.  Our new rooms are conveniently located in the Cremorne Town Centre, opposite the Orpheum Picture Theatre.  Suite 6 is on level 1, in the Cremorne Town Centre Offices, at 287 Military Road, Cremorne.  2090.  There is free two hour parking under the building […]
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