Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Psychological counselling or ‘psychotherapy’ draws from evidence-based treatments that assist you to explore difficulties in emotions, behaviours or relationships that you may be experiencing and to support healing and change.

Anxiety & Depression
Stress Management
Life Changes

Conditions We Help

  • Anxiety (general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety)
  • Depression
  • Peri-natal and post-natal anxiety, depression and adjustment
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Parenting difficulties / stress
  • Major life changes
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress, burn out or feeling overwhelmed
  • Career and/or life dissatisfaction
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Issues around sexual and gender identity
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Autism(adults, or parents/siblings)
  • Life dissatisfaction, personal identity and developing direction
  • Dealing with disability or illness (for yourself or family members
  • Autism diagnostic assessment

Treatment approach:

  • Tailored to individual client need
  • Guided by individual values
  • Supportive and goal directed counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Mindfulness and meditation training
Our Psychology Team
About Kat Cunningham | Psychologist
Kat is a Registered Psychologist, practising in psychotherapy since 2006. Her style is authentic, warm and straightforward and she places great importance on making sure her clients feel heard and understood. Therapy is a very personal process, so Kat will work collaboratively with you to make the choices and changes that are right for you.

Mindfulness practices can be powerful promoters of healing and change, and Kat has a personal and professional interest in fostering mindful awareness. She also values the health and mood benefits of being in nature. A keen gardener and bush-walker herself, she loves to work with her clients outside – you might prefer walk-and-talk therapy, or to find somewhere quiet in nature to sit and chat.

Kat is also a mum to three primary-school aged children, which has given her lived experience of the challenges of pregnancy, and the joy and chaos of parenting! On this journey, she developed an interest in gentle parenting practices (from infancy onward) that are grounded in the latest research on early brain development.
About Daniel Berends | Psychologist
Daniel is a registered Psychologist who emphasizes client’s individual experience, values, and goals as the center of evidence-based treatment in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment.

Daniel has a personal enthusiasm for how acceptance and mindful awareness can deepen our understanding of ourselves, others, and life in general. He has training in, and practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Daniel focuses on bringing perspective to issues we face by molding the therapeutic process to you as an individual, and your world as a whole, to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then plan for improving your experience of life.

Daniel also has a special interest and over a decade’s experience in supporting families and individuals effected by Autism and/or disability and understands the importance of neurodiversity in how we experience difficulties in life.

Daniel is also able to offer Autism diagnostic assessment.
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