Therapy and Counselling involves helping people manage mental illness, major life events, or every day problems. 

Therapy & Counselling

Therapy. 

Mental illness can range from very mild symptoms to severe impairment, and can impact every aspect of a person's life. Therapy involves developing strategies to reduce the severity and/or impact of mental health symptoms. 

Dr Cathcart specializes in treatment of Anxiety and Depressive disorders, including:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Phobia (sometimes called Social Anxiety)
  • Specific Phobias (e.g. fear of situations, objects)
  • Panic Disorder (panic attacks)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder (sometimes also called Depression, Clinical Depression, Unipolar Depression)
  • Melancholia
  • Dysthymic Disorder (sometimes called Persistent Depressive Disorder)
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder 
Please note Dr Cathcart does not consult for the following:

  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Medico-legal, workplace injury, or workers compensation cases

We recommend consulting a psychologist with particular expertise in the above cases. The Australian Psychological Society has a Find a Psychologist service where you can search for a psychologist by location, expertise, etc. 


Counselling. 

Whether you're after strategies to manage specific problems, or simply need  someone to talk to, counselling can help in getting through the ups and downs of life, such as:

  • Major stressful events
  • Every-day stress
  • Personal problems
  • Health issues
  • Interpersonal and relationship issues 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Work or study issues 
  • Financial issues
  • Life transitions (e.g. retirement)