Dip Gen Nursing, Dip Sensorimotor Art Therapy, Cert IV Bereavement Support
Counsellor and Art Therapist
Kate has extensive counselling experience and a background working in oncology and palliative care. Kate worked for many years as a nurse before retraining in bereavement support and art therapy. Kate works with children and adults and provides services for clients of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Kate provides group therapy for those who have experienced significant loss.
Kate’s particular areas of interest and expertise include;
- Grief and loss
- Carer support
- Chronic pain management
- Chronic and life limiting illness
- Perinatal/Antenatal/Postnatal support
- Traumatic Birth Experience
- Children with behavioural and learning difficulties
- Navigating difficult life transitions
Kate offers a warm and accepting space for her clients. She prioritises her clients sense of safety and the therapeutic relationship. Kate is skilled in working with mother’s who have had a traumatic birth experience and those who are adjusting to their role as a parent. She is practiced in working with many forms of traumatic loss.
Kate’s training in art therapy provides a creative psychotherapeutic alternative which can be especially helpful when words are not enough or we find it difficult to use words to express all that we are feeling. Kate will gently guide you into creative practices, supporting and encouraging you to find and connect with your individual way of expressing whatever is needed. Working and playing with your creative impulses in this way, in a safe supportive environment, can be soothing and a wonderful way to reduce stress in your life, as well as being an effective way to solve problems, release powerful or distressing emotions and recover from traumatic losses or experiences. Kate works from her studio in Kingston, Tasmania where she incorporates paint, clay field, collage, pastels, modelling, textiles, printing, lego and more in her counselling for clients who feel they would benefit from working in this modality.
ANZACATA – peak professional association for Creative Arts Therapies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
ACGB – Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
To book an appointment with Kate please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hobart Counselling Centre on 0487 338 103
Hobart Counselling Centre
181 Elizabeth Street Hobart TAS 7000