**Please note, Dr. Kat is on maternity leave from Feb 2022 until early 2023** Please look at our Allied Health Associates page for other practitioners using the Hope & Honey rooms that may be able to assist you during that time.
Dr. Katherine Honeyman is a Clinical Psychologist 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:
– Emotional Dysregulation
– Personality Disorders
– Drug and Alcohol Addiction
– Offending Behaviour
– Mood Disorders/Anxiety Disorders
– Psychotic Disorders
– Self-development and Self Compassion
– Exploring Identity/Values
* Dr. Kat does not specialise in treating primary concerns of an Eating Disorder*
Utilising a holistic approach, Kat draws from a combination of evidence-based psychological approaches. Such approaches include, but are not limited to:
– Schema Therapy
– Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Solution Focused Therapy
– Interpersonal 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.
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.
Please note that Dr. Kat has experience in report writing where she is able to prepare Court Reports as well as support letters for University and the like. 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 client’s in their application for a Disability Support Pension (DSP) if deemed suitable after a thorough Clinical Assessment.
To book an appointment with Dr. Kat,
please go to our Contact Us page.