Types of therapy


Mindfulness therapy

What is Mindfulness Therapy?

Mindfulness is a therapy often combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and sometimes called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Your psychologist will focus on helping you develop more helpful thinking patterns and a non-judgmental attitude to life. You will also develop the ability to pay attention to the present moment and relax. Meditation is often part of Mindfulness therapy.

Mindfulness can help people accept how things are and not negatively judge situations, others, or themselves. It helps them lower their stress levels too. This can decrease distress and help people live more satisfied and tranquil lives. It can also improve people’s resilience to life’s stresses.

What Is Mindfulness Therapy Used To Treat?

There is evidence that Mindfulness can help with:

  • Depression
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Parenting-related stress and anxiety
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pain management
  • Chronic health conditions

Further information: mindful.org

Catalyst Psychologists using this Therapy:

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Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt

Director & Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Endorsed In Clinical Psychology And Board-Approved Supervisor
B.B.Sc. (Hons). D. Psych (Clinical). MACPA.

For 23 years I have been  working with people of all ages to help them improve their psychological health. I originally trained as a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, and still love helping children, young people and their parents.

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work in a wide range of excellent services. I’ve worked in Public Mental Health, Secondary Schools, Hospitals, Community Health, and Learning Difficulties Services in both Australia and the UK.

I began supervising Psychologists, Registrar Psychiatrists and other Allied Health Practitioners in 2004. I very much enjoy training and supervising, and am pleased to still be doing this in Private Practice.
I work flexibly with a strong connection to my clients, to help them improve their mental health, well-being, relationships and lives. I enjoy enabling people to be happier and calmer; to meet their goals in life and achieve more; to learn and develop better; and to have better relationships. I work with:

  • Children (4yrs +)
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Parents with depression, anxiety adjustment and stress, parenting/carer issues, family issues, separation and divorce
  • OCD in children, adolescents
  • Anxiety in children, adolescents
  • Phobias
  • Health-related issues, including Chronic Illness and Somatic issues (medically unexplained symptoms)
  • Parenting and family management
  • Bereavement, loss and separation

I love providing formal assessments of neurodevelopmental and learning disorders, such as ADHD, Autism, and Specific Learning Disorders. Assisting clients with these conditions and their parents is a passion of mine.
I focus on helping people using scientifically proven therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapies.

I am endorsed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) as a Clinical Psychologist and an Endorsed Supervisor of other Psychologists. I am also a member of the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association.

Jenna Miller

Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar
B.A, Adv Dip (Psych), M. Psych (Edu and Dev), MAPS

I have a strong passion for working with children, youth and families. I am dedicated to improving their wellbeing. I provided counselling in Primary Schools and Secondary Schools before moving to private practice. I have a fun, positive therapy style focussed on improving my client’s mood and functioning in everyday life. I also have extensive experience in assessing learning, cognition, development, and educational ability and attainment.

I use a number of evidenced-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion Focussed, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

  • Children 3yrs +
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Mild ID
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Adjustment
  • Relationship issues (peer and family)
  • Bullying
  • Parenting
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Giftedness
  • Somatic Symptoms
  • Behavioural problems
  • Divorce, separation and
  • Studying issues
  • Assessments of Learning Ability (including Cognition/Intelligence), Educational Attainment, Specific Learning Disorders, Giftedness and Developmental Disorders (ADHD, Autism etc)
  • NDIS Self-Funding and NDIS Plan-Managing clients

I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society and am registered with AHPRA as a General Psychologist. See the AHPRA Register of Health Practitioners.