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Dr Katie Beckwith

Dr Katie Beckwith

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Soulfire Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

With grounding in Jungian philosophy, I work with the relationship within the self and the interplay between soul and ego, mind and heart. I work with individual clients, to address grief and bereavement, anxiety and depression, stress, trauma (including complex trauma), relationships and existential crisis. My approach is gentle, compassionate, and client-centered, seeking to enhance self-awareness, in support of self-worthiness, empowerment and overall health and wellbeing.


  • Level 1, 101 Northbourne Avenue, Turner, ACT 2612 0479 123 707 PHONE 0479 123 707


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Walk and Talk Therapy, Online Video Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Climate Change / Environment, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, High Sensitivity, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Psychosomatic, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Compassion-Focused Therapy, Dream Work, Existential, Holistic, Inner Child, Interpersonal, Jungian, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed


    • Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Course - 2021 - Metavision Institute
    • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences - 2023 - University of Adelaide
    • PhD (dentistry / epidemiology) - 2016 - University of Adelaide
    • Bachelor of Health Sciences - 2004 - University of Adelaide

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I attend frequent supervision to improve and assist in my own reflective practice. I continuously further my own learning through a variety of workshops, courses and individual study.


    My previous professional life has been dedicated to public health research and epidemiology, working in government, not-for-profit and higher education research institutes, and gaining a PhD. I have a long interest in mental health and an educational background in psychology. While studying psychology, I found that I desired a different type of practice and was drawn to a holistic approach encompassing metaphysical awareness.

    At Metavision Institute I found the approach that I had been searching for. I have been practicing professionally since completing my studies in 2021, working with a broad range of individual clients. I am undertaking studies for certification as a grief counsellor and a course on trauma.

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    10 Questions with Katie Beckwith

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I have been interested in mental health since I was in school, and as I studied psychology in university and experienced therapy as a client, I found I was always looking for something that went deeper. After a career in public health and epidemiology, my focus turned again to psychotherapy and I found my way into a holistic course that offered what I felt I had always been missing.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • My holistic counselling and psychotherapy studies were founded on Jungian philosophy and process oriented psychology. My own personal beliefs align with these approaches and I add my own spiritual perspective and understanding developed through experience and personal study. I believe our organism is designed to heal and has innate wisdom to guide its own healing, but that 'things' can get in the way of that healing taking place. In the metaphysical aspects, as therapy attends to, that is often other metaphysical aspects of ourselves though these can be reflected in our external world as well. Therapy under that philosophy becomes a process of seeking self understanding and acceptance, and can entail practical adjustments in our external lives to support internal work.

      Trauma informed practice is incredibly important for all health practitioners, but especially for any kind of psychotherapeutic practitioner. This is a strong underpinning in my approach to therapy.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am most interested in the individual journey to understand the self, and to learn to connect to the self with compassion, kindness and love.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I employ a range of methods that I use in a responsive manner depending on the client and what they bring to session. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is working on myself, so that I can create a healing environment. The second foundation is establishing a healthy therapeutic relationship with my client and growing understanding. Among the approaches I might employ are talking therapy, mindfulness exercises, somatic exercises, compassion and deep democracy, guided visualisation and process work.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • That will ultimately depend on what the client perceives as progress. Progress in terms of perceived wellbeing is not a linear process, so it can often feel like things are going forwards and backwards. Under a process oriented perspective, simply being alive is an ever evolving process of becoming. If we become more comfortable with the process of life, we are progressing, but perception of progress is individual and subjective.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Committing the therapy on myself was the best thing I had ever done, and none so much or so meaningfully as the therapy I undertook while training as a holistic counsellor and psychotherapist. It has given me a deeper understanding of myself and others, of the ways in which we are hindered and supported in our individual healing work, and what it actually means to heal. In working on myself, I have developed a greater compassion. This was largely through one of the hardest things, which is to face those aspects of myself I denied or suppressed, otherwise known as shadow work (Jungian) and integrating them through awareness.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Being in a state of presence with my clients. It is a wonderful experience. Being able to put into practice, not just what I learned through my studies, but a lifetime of experience and personal work. The moments when a client perceives something in a new way, or says something out loud for the first time; that moment of meeting a new understanding of self is palpable.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I have bad everything days now and again. It is part of life and the human condition. Trying to never have a bad anything day is an exhausting exercise in futility. Those tend to be days I turn inwards and take space for myself, as they signal to me a need for rest and recharge.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • We live in a highly traumatised world such that trauma and survival states have become normalised. Consequently there is a disconnect between our conscious selves and our deepest selves which leads to an array of dis-eases, distortion and imbalance. I am sure we could think of any aspect of our human world today and identify how this is manifested in that aspect. There is also great appetite and energy for change as well, and we must find a way to maintain hope that things can be better and to fuel real change. We can do this by working at the individual level, which has an influence in turn on the collectives.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Schitt's Creek. It's funny and full of soul.
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    Dr Katie Beckwith

    Katie Beckwith

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I seek to enhance an individual’s connection with their inner world through client-centred, holistic approaches. I am passionate about providing personalised, compassionate and effective care....

    • Turner
    • Compassion-Focused Therapy, Dream Work, Existential, Holistic, Inner Child, Interpersonal, Jungian, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed