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Ms Kate Murphy

Ms Kate Murphy

Mobile 0403 815 015
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist

Kate Murphy Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Mobile 0403 815 015

I specialise in helping with anxiety, low or changing mood, trouble achieving satisfying relationships, or difficulty enjoying achievements. I will tailor therapy based on your needs and help you find direction. "I can only find myself in and between me and my fellows in a human conversation" (Hobson, 1985 p. 135) I will work closely with you to form a supportive relationship based on an understanding of your life, emotions, struggles, traumas, achievements, and important relationships.


  • Valhalla Building, 313/166 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney NSW 2037 0403 815 015 PHONE 0403 815 015
  • Parker Arcade, Penrith, Sydney NSW 2570 PHONE 0403 815 015 0403 815 015


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Phone Consultations 
  • Psychological Support and Strategies, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling, Circle of Security Parenting Program, Coaching.
    Phone and Internet Consultations
    I provide Counselling, and Psychotherapy for Individual women, men, and young people. I offer Circle of Security Parenting support for individuals and couples. I offer couples counselling in Penrith.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Childhood Issues, Creativity, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Migrant Issues, Personality Disorders, Postnatal Depression, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Conversational Model, Dream Work, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology

    My work is informed by The Conversational Model of Psychotherapy, which has proven effective in helping with an extensive range of difficulties, including past or recent trauma, feelings of isolation, alienation, anxiety, an inability to enjoy personal achievements, low or changing mood, problems adjusting to change, and difficulty achieving satisfying relationships.
    I also use CBT, Attachment informed Couples and Family Therapy, Neurobiology, Self Psychology, and other modalities as appropriate clients' needs. I am also interested in the role of creativity in achieving a sense of well-being, connection and healing.


    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - 2007 - U.N.E
    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) - 2010 - U.N.E
    • The Conversational Model of Analytic Psychotherapy - 2006-12 - Australian NZ Assoc. Psychotherapy

    Professional Associations

    • Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (NSW)
    • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

    Quality Provision

    As a psychologist and a clinical member of ANZAP and IARPP, I abide by a strict code of ethics. I also engage in regular professional development and professional supervision.


    I commenced working as psychotherapist in 1989 as a Somatic Psychotherapist, later completing studies in Psychology followed by Post-Graduate Training in the Conversational Model of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I have worked in Private Practice and Public & Private Mental health settings, as a Child and Adult Sexual Assault Counsellor, as a Perinatal-Infant-Child and Family Practitioner, a Relationship Counsellor, and a Trauma Informed Individual and Group Therapist. I am also a Facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program, which I can deliver to individuals, couples and groups.


    Glebe: Mon Tues & Wed 10 15 AM - 6 15 PM
    Penrith: Thurs 10 15 AM - 6 15 PM
    Other days/times possible by arrangement

    Transport and Parking

    Glebe: Bus services 370, 431 and 433 stop at the door. Free parking in Wigram Rd and other nearby streets, and metered parking on Glebe Point Rd.
    Penrith: Free parking in Judges carpark behind the office. Penrith Train Station is a short walk away.


    Individuals: $170 B.H. and $185 After hours (Medicare rebates avail with a GP referral)
    Couples: $190
    I can also offer a sliding scale depending on individual circumstances.

    Payment Options

    EFTPOS (including Medicare rebate), Cash, and Direct Deposit by arrangement.

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    Ms Kate Murphy

    Kate Murphy

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist

    I am an experienced psychologist and psychodynamic psychotherapist. I enjoy helping people to overcome their anxieties, mood problems, and the hurts and limitations caused by current or past traumas. I know there can many reasons for experiencing pervasive feelings of discontent, or feeling stuck. I will accompany you as you change, grow and thrive....

    • Glebe, Penrith
    • Conversational Model, Dream Work, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology