Katherine Gambell

Kath Gambell

Special interest: Couples and Individual Therapy

Student Intern Counsellor

M Counselling (Cand), Grad Dip Counselling, BAppSc (Physiotherapy)

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About Kath

I am providing counselling services as an intern for 2017 as the final path to completing a Masters of Counselling through Morling College.  I am able to provide counselling for a range of issues including individual counselling for adults, as well as relationship counselling for couples and families.

I completed a Graduate Diploma of Christian Counselling in 2007 (where I worked with Baptist Community Services – Lifecare Counselling) as well as worked as a Crisis Telephone Counsellor for 2 years with Lifeline Telephone Counselling.  Through these avenues, I have gained experience working with people experiencing grief, domestic violence, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, loneliness, abuse and suicidal ideation.

Areas of Practice

Couples Counselling

  • Affairs- discovery and rebuilding trust
  • Building better relationships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Communication issues
  • Conflict resolution and decision making
  • Intimacy and sexual issues
  • Parenting, step family and extended family issues
  • Separation and divorce

Trauma, Grief, Abuse and Women’s Issues

  • Abuse recovery
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety, panic attacks and stress management
  • Assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Coping with emotions
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence victims
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse- past or present
  • Grief and loss
  • Life and work transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual abuse (male and female)
  • Shame and grief around prenatal loss (abortion, miscarriages)
  • Spirituality (Christian perspective)
  • Trauma (past and present)

Youth Related Issues

  • Boundaries
  • Building better relationships
  • Career counselling and coaching
  • Family of origin issues
  • Life transitions and adjustments
  • Making important life decisions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Stress management
  • Student issues
  • Workplace issues
  • Young adult issues

How I approach Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am passionate about facilitating a safe space where clients can be free to explore their issues, find their potential and discover hope. I facilitate this through:

  • Developing a collaborative relationship where both client and therapist work together around exploring issues and defining goals
  • Genuinely valuing the worth and unique perspective that each client brings
  • Providing an environment where clients are respected, validated and safe to explore issues
  • Working to empower clients to face their challenges and discover new pathways to change and hope

Knowing that we each come with different stories and backgrounds, I draw on an integrated approach between a number of different frameworks such as interpersonal therapy, person centred therapy, emotionally focused therapy, attachment theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioural therapy and a strengths based approach to facilitate clients towards growth and healing.

Other Background

I bring a breadth of professional, personal and ministry experience to my role and passion as a developing counsellor. I trained initially as a Physiotherapist where I worked for over 10 years primarily with children and adults with both physical and intellectual disabilities.  I have also had many years of pastoral experience with youth and young adults, as well as facilitating marriage preparation courses.

Professional Memberships

Associate membership with the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA)

Fees

Counselling is free, as this is a condition of my Internship with Bridges Counselling.