Psychologists

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Dr Kate Neilson, Clinical Psychologist. DPsych (Clin), BBSc(hons), MAPS

Kate draws on over 15 years of experience and professional training to integrate different therapy approaches to meet each individual’s needs and result in practical outcomes. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, her skills include advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based therapies.

Kate provides effective, evidence-based therapy services for a range of concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Workplace stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Chronic pain
  • Trauma
  • Adjusting to chronic illness

Kate specialises in mental health concerns in the context of chronic physical illness.   Throughout her career, she has been employed at several hospitals including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a clinician and a researcher.  Her particular skills include the following areas:

  • Living with the uncertainty of a chronic medical condition
  • Understanding the impact of physical health issues on relationships
  • Using psychological and behavioural strategies to assist with symptoms such as fatigue, sleep and pain associated with a medical condition
  • Understanding the psychological factors associated with elevated genetic risk for health problems (e.g. breast cancer)
  • Adjusting to life after cancer treatment, including fear of recurrence
  • Supporting family members of those who have a chronic physical condition

Kate offers appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings.