Kate Bartlette

Kate Bartlett is a psychologist with a special interest in working with mothers and their families in the perinatal period. She has a 17 years of experience working in various settings, having worked for many years in Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol & Drug Services in Canberra. She has worked for the Perinatal Mental Health Consultation Service, the Adult Mental Health Day Service as well as within the Maternity Unit at Calvary Public Hospital in the ACT. She brings extensive experience working in both public and private inpatient psychiatric settings and for the past 7 years has been the Director of Brighter Beginnings Psychology & Wellbeing, a dedicated perinatal psychology practice in Canberra.

Kate has a particular interest in working with women and families experiencing perinatal mood disturbance, birth trauma, anxiety, issues with parent- infant bonding and attachment, adjustment to parenting, relationship issues and perinatal grief and loss. While she does not practice as a doula, she has also undertaken doula training and is able to provide birthing education and planning.

In addition to working with clients in the perinatal period, Kate is experienced in providing assessment and support to those clients wishing to lose weight, and with clients undertaking bariatric surgery. She also sees couples for relationship therapy has completed training in the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples.

Kate is experienced in a range of therapeutic modalities including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy,  Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapies and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR therapy). She is trained in the Circles of Security Parenting program which can be run on an individual basis or in small group settings, and is a certified Marte Meo clinician.

Kate will initially work on Fridays from the 11th August, building up to two days a week over the coming weeks and months. Having relocated to the Gold Coast from Canberra recently, and having become tired of telehealth, she is keen to work as a part of a treating team and commence seeing clients face to face once again!

Special InterestPerinatal Mood Disturbance, Birth Trauma, Anxiety, Issues with Parent-Infant Bonding
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