Kate McMaugh Psychology
Mobile 0405 902 486
I believe that in therapy the therapist and client work together as a team to facilitate healing and personal growth. Therapy should be safe, supportive and effective. To facilitate this, I work in an eclectic manner, varying strategies and techniques as best suit each individual. Everyone comes to counselling with their own strengths and skills, as well as the difficulties they are currently facing. I help clients use these strengths and skills, while dealing with the difficulties.
I have a background in treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders, including DID, institutional and organised abuse, and self-harming behaviours. I also have experience providing counselling for birth trauma, vicarious trauma, and parenting support for child abuse survivors. I also have extensive experience working with people with intellectual disability. I am available for assessment and diagnostic consultations, research projects, professional writing and editing, and clinical supervision and training in the field of complex trauma and dissociation. I am no longer taking on new counselling clients. For previous clients I may be able to offer limited appointments for a short term issue.
Attachment Theory, CBT, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal, Journal Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Solution Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed
Counselling - my approach is client centred, eclectic and evidence based. When working with complex trauma survivors I use evidence based three stage trauma processing therapy with a focus on safety and stability.
Assessments - I aim to offer thorough and affordable assessments, with reports that are detailed, practical and useful.
Supervision - I aim to make supervision safe, affordable and supportive. I regularly train to improve supervision skills and have supervision for this aspect of my work.
As psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, I have undertaken a rigorous academic training program, including extensive supervised clinical placements. As part of maintaining my registration, I have ongoing training each year and attend regular supervision. I am a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists, Inc and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
I have worked and studied in the health and welfare fields for over 30 years, with a professional background in health education, drug and alcohol services, sexual assault, child trauma, birth trauma counselling, disability services and aged care. Most particularly, I have a strong professional interest in complex trauma, working with survivors of child abuse in particular. As part of this I have experience in working with survivors who engage in self harm, feel suicidal or are experiencing crises in their lives.
In addition to my psychology training I also have post graduate training in health education and promotion and support people in making healthy lifestyle changes such as weight management, exercise and quitting smoking.
Please call to discuss. As my phone is off when with clients, please leave a voicemail with times you can be contacted.
Good public transport (bus) and on street parking (no cost). Good council parking near by at no cost
$160 (60 mins) for clinical supervision sessions (plus GST).
Assessments - please contact me to discuss your requirements
Counselling - $180 (Only available for returning clients, if space permits)
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I provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of general mental health issues, but have a particular interest in complex trauma, dissociative disorders and birth trauma. I also provide parenting support for child abuse survivors. I provide training, consultancy and clinical supervision in the area of complex trauma and dissociation. Assessments offered include cognitive, memory, learning, ADHD, mental health....