Catherine Psychologist

  • Psychologist Melbourne CBD


    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    BA, MA, Post Grad App Psych, M Psych, M Crim, MAPS,

    Hart Centre Certified

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    • Melbourne CBD, VIC
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds.

    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • EFT foundation and years of EFT oriented supervision and training
    • Janis Spring Workshop on Infidelity
    • Robert Masters Emotional Intimacy Workshop
    • Barry McCarthy Workshop on Sex Therapy
    • ACT with Love Workshop
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Couples Therapy Training with Ellyn Bader
    • EFT foundation course and several years of EFT oriented supervision
    • Supervision and Sex Therapy Training by Sandra Pertot
    • Schematherapy Workshop with Jeff Young
    • Narrative Therapy training including intensive workshop with Michael White
    • Clinical Hypnosis training through Australian Society of Hypnosis
    • Treatment of Trauma multiple workshops by presenters including Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Pat Ogden, John Briere, Ellert Nijenhuis, Babette Rothschild
    • Forensic Psychology (Masters of Criminology, University of Melbourne); including Psychometric Assessment and Report Writing
    • Sex and Relationships, Barry McCarthy
    • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
    Areas of Interest
    • Effects of Trauma and Impact of Childhood Issues on Relationships
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Infidelity/Loss of Trust
    • Grief/Loss
    • Separation/Transitions
    • Same-sex Couples
    • Non-monogamous Couples
    • Young Couples
    • Senior Couples
    Described by Hart clients as:
    • Very relaxed
    • Great to talk to
    • Unbiased
    • Great listener
    About Catherine

    Catherine feels it is a privilege to be a psychologist and support people during important and challenging times in their lives.  She finds the richness of the connection that she shares with clients extremely rewarding. It’s a pleasure seeing people grow and develop.

    Most of the people she sees as a psychologist are struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues. Often if you are having difficulties in one of these areas, you may also experience problems on another of these areas as well. This is because these problems are usually related, often resulting from past traumatic or painful events in your life.

    Regardless of how much pain you are in and how troubled your relationship is, as your couples counsellor, Catherine is committed to helping you improve your relationship.  Couples therapy with Catherine goes beyond “damage control”, she will help you grow as individuals as well as a couple.

    If you are like most couples that come to see Catherine for couples or marriage counselling, you can most likely relate to some of the following:  you are not communicating effectively, left feeling frustrated and distressed; trust has vanished from your relationship; stress due to children, work, finances, family pressures or illness is damaging your relationship; one or both of you have contemplated or threatened to leave the relationship; you or your partner has had an affair and you are either reeling in feelings of betrayal, riddled with guilt for what you have done, and/or unsure of how and if you can repair the damage; sexual difficulties like mismatched libidos or erectile dysfunction make you feel unwanted, inadequate and disconnected; one or both of you has had a difficult personal history that makes your relationship dynamic more challenging (e.g. childhood trauma, difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or mental illness).

    Catherine is also available for appointments for Pre-Marriage Counselling, Narcissism, Anger Management, Porn Addiction, and is available for phone and skype appointments.

    Catherine has learned that regardless of how stuck and discouraged you feel, there is always a way to overcome your problems. As a counselling psychologist, she provides a unique balance of intellectual and analytical understanding with a deep capacity for empathy. As a result of growing up in Switzerland and studying in Germany, she also is able to do therapy in German.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    24 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Safe, respectful environment.
    2. Ability to quickly and clearly conceptualised problems and outline paths forwards.
    3. Extensive education and training as well as all the knowledge and learnings that come from my clients sharing their inner world with me; my clients continue to teach me and I truly thank them for this.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    See my clients find hope and understanding of how to be better partners for each other; thus to see my clients feel more connected and less alone in their relationships.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    Several couples came to see as a result of a crisis which nearly meant the end of a 20+ years relationship. Working together they discovered a level of emotional intimacy that was a new experience for them, and they now experience a new level of closeness and passion and excitement about being together.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Several parking stations in the vicinity; street parking is 1 hour.



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