About Dr Kate Alessia
Kate has qualifications in clinical psychology, social work, hypnotherapy, and child and adolescent mental health. She is a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society and registered with Medicare as a Clinical Psychologist. Kate has many years experience assisting a wide variety of people to create the life they want.
Therapy for all ages
Kate can assist people across the age spectrum, from children to adults of all ages. Therapy can involve listening, discussion, problem solving, different ways of thinking about situations, and practical strategies. Therapy is individualised to each person, depending on the issues of concern and personal attributes of the individual. It is a respectful and empowering process.
Kate conducts assessments of children and adults as requested. Assessments can be valuable in a range of situations: for students struggling at school; children or adults who are suspected to have a learning disability such as dyslexia; teenagers or adults trying to choose a suitable career; children with behavioural problems; or children who might have an autism spectrum disorder. For children who exhibit behaviours that seem unusual or cause problems to their family or others around them, a combination of assessment and therapy can be most effective.
Kate is available to provide supervision to counsellors and others in the health and welfare fields, on either an individual or organisational basis. She can act as a mentor/coach for adults undertaking advanced study. Kate is also able to provide in-service or training seminars to organisations and to write handouts/leaflets on topics related to her work.
Issues for therapy
Kate can assist with:
- depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders
- stress and work stress
- schizophrenia and other psychoses
- emotional and behavioural problems
- low self-esteem, lack of confidence
- parenting concerns and step-parenting issues
- child behavioural problems (eg tantrums, sleep problems, defiance)
- concerns about children’s emotions (eg fears, worries, shyness)
- dissatisfaction with life
- lack of motivation
- sexual identity
- frustration, anger
- grief and loss
- communication skills
- adoption-related issues
- trauma (eg past sexual abuse, car accidents, assault)
- relationship difficulties
- adjustment to disability
- lifestyle and health issues
For more information about the issues with which Kate can assist, visit the website www.wimmerapsychology.com.au
Problems don’t have to be severe or long-lasting to benefit from therapy.
Any issue that reduces enjoyment of life is worth seeking help with.