Kate Davies

Psychologist


Master of Clinical Psychology, UTS
Bachelor of Psychology, Wollongong Uni

 

I draw from numerous therapeutic approaches to provide clients with the most appropriate evidence-based treatment for their individual needs. I firmly believe in the potential and adaptability of all human beings to learn and cultivate new skills, behaviours, and ways of thinking to build a more enriched, values-driven experience of life.

 

It is critical for me to help clients feel safe, comfortable, and supported in sharing their concerns, their stories, and their personal goals. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space for clients to feel truly heard, gain greater self-awareness, and move toward healing and growth.

Clinical approach

  • CBT, ACT, Schema

  • Works primarily with adults and parents

  • Warm and empathic, with a strengths-based approach

  • Dedicated to providing effective, evidence- based psychological treatment to younger and older adults from diverse backgrounds.

Experience

  • Delivery of individually tailored, evidence-based treatments in sub-acute inpatient hospital settings, child and family behavioural interventions, and university clinics.

  • Considerable experience working with a variety of disorders and mental health difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder, procrastination, perfectionism, body image, self-esteem, substance use, adjustment, early attachment difficulties, parenting, and interpersonal/relationship issues, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Masters Dissertation investigated body dysmorphic disorder in adolescents and young adults. Honours Dissertation explored the impact(s)of resting-state EEG activity upon performance within core executive functions among primary-aged children.

Issues

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, and worry

  • Depression and low mood

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Unhelpful and catastrophic thinking

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Friendship and social issues

  • Family, parenting, and attachment issues

  • Self-esteem and confidence issues

  • Body image problems

  • Work and academic difficulties

  • Perfectionism, motivation, time-management

  • Perinatal and post-partum anxiety and depression

  • Grief and loss

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