Experienced. Certified. Supportive.
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 practise and utilises evidence-based practice approaches such as CBT, psychoeducation 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, 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 3 chickens and has lived on the Surfcoast for 23 years, enjoying running, cycling 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 book 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.
Drop Kate a line to see if she can help you on your journey.