Clinical Psychologist

Dr Cathy Pearson is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for 15 years in the public mental health service and private practice with adolescents and adults.

Cathy is skilled in a number of evidence based psychological therapies including Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Cathy has a particular interest in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). This therapy is an emotion focused, attachment based, and interactive therapy which explores unconscious processes and barriers to change. ISTDP can be helpful for a number of presentations including (but not limited to):

  • depressive disorders,

  • anxiety disorders (including OCD),

  • disordered eating habits,

  • complex trauma,

  • dissociation,

  • ongoing interpersonal difficulties,

  • complex presentations,

  • personality vulnerabilities,

  • chronic/unexplained somatic complaints and/or pain.

ISDTP is particularly helpful for clients who have already received other psychological therapies with limited effect.

Cathy provides high quality treatments to her clients. This is achieved through delivering:

  • evidence based therapies,

  • engaging in continual formulation,

  • consultation with care providers,

  • seeking regular high quality supervision,

  • regularly participating in continued professional development,

  • and measuring client outcomes.

Cathy is an International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) advanced schema therapist and supervisor. She has also completed clinical training and is a train the trainer in Resource Therapy/Emmerson’s Ego State Therapy (psychodynamic approach).

Cathy is also a psychology board approved supervisor. She supervises psychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical psychology registrars and clinical psychology masters students.

For bookings and enquiries, Cathy can be contacted on:

02 8001 6613


Or make an online booking via the link below.


02 8001 6613

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