Australian Trained Clinical Psychologist Kate Ford


Drawing from formal training in evidence-based therapeutic approaches, the direction and nature of individual counselling is entirely client-dependent. Therapeutic approaches which inform my counselling methodology include solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, dialectical-behavioural, mindfulness, attachment-based and narrative therapy.

The counselling process is collaborative and insight-oriented.

I bring a sensitivity to gender, cultural and religious/spiritual issues. I believe in the importance of personal growth as something worth striving for and actualise this in my work practice.
I respect a whole-of-life approach and whilst psychological, interpersonal and mental health are my areas of expertise, I encourage attending to one’s physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Common topics addressed:
• relationship breakdown (family, partner, professional)
• depression and bipolar disorder
• post-natal depression
• addictions (smoking, sex, alcohol, drugs)
• anxiety and phobias
• obsessive compulsive disorder
• trauma from abuse (physical, verbal, sexual, emotional),  post-traumatic stress disorder
• low self-confidence
• intercultural and migration issues
• work-related stress
• oversleeping / insomnia
• pregnancy / fertility
• disability /injury / recovery
• grief and loss.