Katherine Gudgeon, Psychologist
Katherine will provide you with a non-judgemental, kind, and empathetic listening ear. She is passionate about helping others and it would be a privilege for her to help support you on your journey to achieving a more fulfilling life. Katherine sees her role as helping you to better understand and get to know yourself and in doing so building confidence and self-compassion. Katherine is ready to help you improve your mental health and takes a strengths-based, client centred approach in her role as a psychologist. She works at Gymea Lily every Wednesday.
Katherine has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Charles Sturt University, 2009), a 4th year Graduate Diploma of Psychology via the School Counsellor Scholarship program, (University of Wollongong, 2017), a Bachelor of Education (University of Sydney) and Masters in Educational Leadership (Charles Sturt University, 2010). She is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Katherine has completed training in several evidence-based approaches such as: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Self-Compassion based Mindfulness, Treating Trauma Master Series and has some training in Schema Therapy.
Katherine is passionate about working with people from 12 years of age to adults and has had broad experience with children, adolescents, and their parents. Katherine has worked as a School Counsellor for five years assisting the wellbeing of children and adolescents. This role involved, amongst many other things, assisting staff to navigate critical incidents and often managing incidents across a number of schools. Katherine has also worked in the educational sector as an English teacher for over thirty years and in a leadership role as an Assistant English Co-ordinator for ten years. Katherine has had significant experience dealing with adolescent development and parenting issues.
She has worked with a wide array of presentations, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, confidence, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, school bullying, relationship difficulties, parenting and family problems, workplace stress/bullying, conflict resolution and personality disorders. She has a keen interest in working with people experiencing relationship difficulties.