Kate Lithgow is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Counsellor and Youth Worker registered with Medicare to offer rebates as well as an NDIS provider.
Kate has over 25 years experience in youth work, counselling, social work and pastoral care and has worked in local government, not for profit and private practice. She has extensive experience in helping people of all ages working through issues of anxiety, stress, depression, domestic abuse, burnout, trauma, relationship issues and more.
Kate has special interest in trauma-informed practice and utilizes evidence-based practice approaches such as CBT, psycho education and relaxation techniques and also incorporates psychotherapy, mindfulness and positive psychology. Kate also works in skills training such as problem solving, anger management, stress management, communication skills, social skills and more. Kate is an NDIS and Medicare provider.
Kate works with trauma informed, evidence based practise approaches, utilising certified focussed psychological therapies such as CBT, EMDR, psycho-education, relaxation and mindfulness as well as Skills training, which includes • Problem solving • Anger management • Social skills • Communication • Stress management • Parent management. etc.
Kate has 4 children, a dog, 2 budgies and 4 chickens and has lived on the Surfcoast for 23 years, enjoying running, cycling,swimming and exploring the many walking tracks the Surfcoast has to offer. If the weather is rainy, you will find her curled up with a good book (Kate reads non-fiction leadership and psychology books for fun) or watching netflix.
Kate has a Masters Degree in Social Work with Deakin University, an undergrad Degree in Youth Affairs with RMIT, a Diploma in Counselling with the AIPC and a Diploma in Ministry with Harvest, and is accredited to offer Medicare rebates on sessions. Kate is also an NDIS provider for any clients on an NDIS plan and utilises EMDR where this may be helpful in a treatment protocol.
Drop Kate a line to see if she can help you on your journey.
About Kate Lithgow
Lily is a gentle Maltese Shi Tzhu who loves to sleep. You will often find her curled up like a bumble bee in her favourite bean bag or on the nearest lap.
Her favourite toy is a sloth that she loves to squeak constantly (to her delight and everybody else's annoyance).
Lily pretends to not love walks, running away when she sees the lead, however, once we get going she loves to be outside.
Lily loves people and will snuggle in for long cuddles and tummy rubs.
Lily is only in on Mondays and Fridays, but you can book in to have her in your session and we will try to accomodate where possible.