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 and Developmental Psychologist
B.A, Adv Dip (Psych), M. Psych (Edu and Dev), MAPS

Jenna is a warm, collaborative and engaging therapist, passionate about working with and supporting people across the lifespan (childhood through to adulthood). Jenna completed her training with a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University, and has several years of experience working in primary schools and private practice. 

Jenna has a particular interest in working with children, adolescents and families to provide psychological support on a range of issues, including mental health and developmental challenges. Jenna uses a strengths-based, person-centred approach to help find ways to best support families and clients reach their potential. Jenna is also passionate about applying a neurodiversity affirming lens to her work, while using a variety of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to achieve desired outcomes.

Jenna has extensive assessment experience, helping to identify various mental health, behavioural, and developmental neuro-types including Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia, Autism, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Jenna enjoys providing ongoing support to clients and their families after an assessment or diagnosis, particularly working collaboratively with clients, parents, and teachers to help best support her clients across settings.

  • Children 3yrs +
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Adults (up to 65 yrs)
  • 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 an Educational & Developmental Psychologist.