Catherine Frater

Clinical Psychologist

Catherine has been working in the mental health field since 2003 and as a registered psychologist since 2007. She is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist. She has treated a wide range of disorders and difficulties at varying levels of severity across numerous psychological settings. She has also worked with clients in various locations with diverse cultural backgrounds including London, NSW, rural Victoria and Melbourne. She has worked in private practice specialising in anxiety, benzodizepine dependency, community psychiatric services (Crisis and treatment teams), contracted to the Australian Defence Force, worked in schools, early intervention in Psychosis, Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation services. She has done a lot of work in the field of Occupational Rehabilitation. Working with employees, employers, job seekers, human resource departments, insurance companies, solicitors as well as those injured at work or in motor vehicle accidents. Hence she has broad experience across occupational health/ workplace stress issues. In addition to this her thesis was on the potential benefits of personal training (exercise) for depression.

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Approach

Catherine utilises evidence based practice and therapies to get the best outcome for the client. She is holistic in her approach and believes context is important in guiding therapy. Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) underpins the majority of her work with most clients. She endeavours to understand a clients history from developmental and attachment perspectives where appropriate to enhance the CBT work. She works at the level the client is comfortable with in helping them moving forward. Her specific approach varies somewhat as is dependent on client needs, problem area and individual factors.

She enjoys working with and has experience in treating a number of psychological difficulties however her special interests are in:

Clients I work with:
  • Adults
Therapeutic Approaches I use:
  • CBT
Issues I work with:
  • $200 for Business Hours
  • $220 for After Hours
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
Contact

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