Kate is very pleased to be a part of The Suncoast Health and Wellness Team. Kate is Irish and trained initially as a Registered Nurse in the Adelaide Hospital in Dublin. She worked for 17 years in public and private hospitals throughout Ireland and Australia. Always very interested in the psychological care and needs of patients, Kate decided on a career change and completed a 4 year honours degree in Applied Psychology in University College Cork. She then emigrated to Australia in 2005 and worked as a rehabilitation provider managing a portfolio of complex clients with both psychological and physical injuries in ACT and NSW. She later completed a 2 year internship with The Australian College of Applied Psychology in Brisbane. During this time she worked with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Since registering as a Psychologist in 2008 Kate has worked within The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing therapeutic support to employees for a wide range of personal and work related issues. She has also worked in remote areas as an independent contractor in the mining industry providing psychological support to management and employees. Kate has provided counselling support for numerous critical incidences in many different work organisations such as Government Industry and Private Enterprise and became an Australian Citizen in 2010. She absolutely loves the weather and way of life in this country.
More recently Kate was employed by Queensland Health as the psychologist in Allied Health for case management of patients with chronic pain. Since then she has undertaken more study and completed a Master’s degree in Health Psychology. She is passionate about the health and welfare of people and in dealing with whatever worries or concerns arise. She has been described as a warm, non-judgmental compassionate psychologist keenly interested in clients’ personal development and focused on positive therapeutic outcomes. She sees both private clients and those in receipt of a Mental Health Care Plan from their G.P. and is happy to provide either face to face or telephone counselling. You can discuss all issues with Kate, no matter how great or small.
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