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Kate Oosthuizen

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HelloI am a highly skilled counsellor with 25+ years of experience and specialise in trauma informed counselling for the last 20+ years, along with relationship and EAP counselling. Kate’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Counselling and a Master of Rehabilitation Counselling. Kate’s work experience includes frontline workers (QPS, QAS), people diagnosed with PTSD/CPTSD, symptoms of anxiety and depression, work-related concerns and attachment styles.I am a Private Health Fund Provider with Medibank, BUPA and ARHG.My work experience continues to inform professional values and practice which include:Being passionate about applying trauma informed practices for the safety and wellbeing of all clients.Being caring, compassionate and authentic with a sprinkle of humourProviding relevant psychoeducation concerning life's dis/stressors and practical options for healthy coping skills.Enabling clients to experience hope and wellbeing whilst working towards their counselling goals. I intend to provide a safe, professional, and confidential environment. I offer support, respect, compassion, and empathy. I will provide effective coping strategies and psycho-educational information to assist your transition forward to gain self-efficacy, insight/understanding and wellbeing to meet your needs and goals.I have a multi-modal style utilising frameworks and theories such as humanistic, solution focused, cognitive behaviour-emotional, family systems, strengths-based, motivational interviewing, attachment/relational and trauma informed principles. I also incorporate somatic psychotherapy and mindfulness tools into my work.I work with the LGBTIQAP+ community.I look forward to hearing from you.Kind Regards Kate

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