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

Therapy & Counselling


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
  • Trauma and PTSD 
  • Medico-legal or workplace injury / workers compensation cases

If you are seeking treatment for one of these conditions, we recommend seeking a psychologist with particular experience. The Australian Psychological Society offers a Find a Psychologist service that can aid in finding a suitable psychologist: 


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
  • Cumulative effects of every-day stressors
  • Personal problems
  • Health issues
  • Interpersonal and relationship issues 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Work or study issues 
  • Financial issues
  • Life transitions (e.g. retirement)

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