“Therapy is more about building new associations, making new, healthier default pathways. It is almost as if therapy is taking your two-lane dirt road and building a four-lane
freeway alongside it. The old road stays, but you don’t have to use it much anymore. Therapy is building a better alternative, a new default. And it takes repetition, and time…”
Dr. Bruce Perry in ‘What Happened to You” p. 183

**Please note, Dr. Kat is going on maternity leave from June, 2024 and will return early 2025. From the beginning of 2024, she is not taking on new clients**

Dr. Katherine Honeyman is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Board Approved Supervisor registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has extensive experience working within both in Private Practice settings and Forensic/Correctional settings. She also has a solid understanding of Community Mental Health systems. Dr. Kat has an empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach, where she believes that much progress in therapy is underpinned by building a strong therapeutic relationship.  Dr. Kat’s therapy sessions are guided by these principles, allowing clients to explore their vulnerabilities in a safe environment and feel heard.

Dr. Kat considers therapy to be a collaborative journey made between the client and the therapist. She brings into session a strengths approach, focusing not only on what is problematic in the client’s life but also drawing on what is healthy and strengthening these components. Having worked with a diverse range of clients, many often disadvantaged individuals, Dr. Kat strives to have clients’ view themselves as a person (not a disorder). Through therapy, Dr. Kat hopes that self-belief is developed, alongside the idea that we are human, not perfect.

Dr. Kat’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

– Adult or Childhood Trauma
– Emotional Dysregulation
– Personality Disorders
– Drug and Alcohol Addiction
– Offending Behaviour
– Mood Disorders/Anxiety Disorders
– Psychotic Disorders
– Self-development and Self Compassion
– Exploring Identity/Values
– Attachment
– Adjusting to Motherhood

* Dr. Kat does not specialise in treating primary concerns of an Eating Disorder*

Treatment Styles:
Utilising a holistic approach, Kat draws from a combination of evidence-based psychological approaches. Such approaches include, but are not limited to:

Schema Therapy
Attachment Based Therapy
– Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Solution Focused Therapy
– Compassion Focused Therapy
– Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dr. Katherine Honeyman does predominately use a Schema Therapy approach in treatment where this modality can help individuals identify patterns of behaviours and thoughts that underlie and perpetuate mental health concerns. In doing so, people can develop an increased sense of self-worth, awareness of how to create and maintain healthy and nurturing relationships, and the ability to grow a healthier self in which a meaningful and fulfilling life can entail. To further complement this treatment approach, Dr. Kat also looks through a lens of Attachment Theory, to understand the client’s relational bonds and early experiences with caregivers to fully understand and formulate the client’s presentation and to inform treatment planning.

AOD Clients:
Dr. Kat has extensive experience in, and is able to work with, clients who have a dual diagnosis – the condition in which one has a mental illness alongside a substance abuse problem. In doing so, a client is able to be treated for two or more disorders at the one location, with the one Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Kat has a keen interest in treating individuals with substance-use disorders and/or offending behaviours. Dr. Kat has worked in correctional settings for over 7 years with men predominantly on remand in maximum security settings. She is passionate about this area of work and welcomes referrals.

Report Writing:
Please note that Dr. Kat has experience in report writing. She has experience working with client’s referred from TAC and NDIS and writing reports for these agencies. Further, she is proficient in writing reports to support clients in their application for a Disability Support Pension (DSP) if deemed suitable after a thorough Clinical Assessment. 
If you are after documents for Court related matters, please contact us directly and Dr. Kat can have a more in-depth discussion on what might be required and if it is in her scope of practice. 

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