Psych (Candidate Register)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # C10814
Kate works with adults and couples troubled by diverse challenging life circumstances, including health problems, relationship issues, sexual and/or reproductive difficulties, anxiety, trauma, and loss. Kate has worked extensively with individuals and couples challenged by chronic medical conditions. She also has expertise working with people experiencing relationship distress, and problems with sexual functioning including desire, arousal, orgasm, erection, and pain problems.
Kate believes that people have a great capacity to heal themselves and their relationships, and that therapy is a way to help them find acceptance of difficult circumstances, an inner sense of direction, and a deeper ability to love themselves and others. She believes that the foundation for this work is a strong therapeutic relationship that helps clients feel understood, accepted. valued, and empowered.
In therapy, Kate focuses on understanding her clients and where they want to be, and uses evidence-based strategies to inform her work. Her approach is primarily based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), although she heavily integrates theory, practices, and skills from other evidence-based approaches (e.g., attachment theory, mindfulness, self-compassion, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)). Kate has also recently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for trauma.