Kathryn Heffernan


Kathryn has been working as a Psychologist for over 15 years. She has worked predominantly with individuals for counselling and therapy across the life span but particularly adolescents and young to middle aged adults.

Kathryn has worked in several different sectors including Community Health and Psychiatric services, but has vast experience working in educational settings in both secondary and tertiary institutions.
Kathryn utilises a broad range of therapeutic modalities in her therapy including Person Centred, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Emotion Focussed Therapy. Kathryn believes that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to effective therapy and takes the time to get to know her clients from a holistic/whole person perspective.

Kathryn’s clients would describe her as nurturing and supportive whilst also challenging them enough in order to assist them to understand their thinking and behaviours and move towards positive change(s).

Kathryn’s special interests

  • Adolescent issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • General counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Illness
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Self esteem
  • Work-related issues

Kathryn is available for appointment in our Camberwell location on Mondays & Saturdays and in our McKinnon location on Wednesdays.

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