Kate van Koesveld
I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology and have been registered with the Psychology Board of Australia since 2006. I trained in Western Australia and hold endorsement in the area of Clinical Psychology. Please see here for more information about Clinical Psychology.
I have experience in working with adult individuals and couples around a broad range of issues including anxiety, trauma, depression and bipolar disorder, relationships, OCD, alcohol misuse, ADHD, grief and loss, sexuality and gender identity, self-esteem, and adjustment to major life changes. I enjoy working with clients to build a shared understanding of what led to and maintains your concerns, so that together we can move towards the change you are looking for. I work as a solo practitioner (in a group of consulting rooms) and so do not offer after hours or crisis support, but I am happy to collaborate with your GP, psychiatrist, or others involved in your care.
I work from an evidence-based and client-centred perspective, drawing on training in various models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), DBR (Deep Brain Reorienting), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, along with Emotion Focussed and Gottman therapies for couples. I previously worked for 13 years in the government sector with military and ex-military personnel and their families, and I continue to enjoy working with this group of clients. I enjoy both brief and longer-term work and am generally available in private practice 4 days per week (business hours).
I am a Full Member of ACPA (the Australian Clinical Psychology Association), ICP (Institute of Clinical Psychologists), and EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia). I am registered with Medicare and most private health funds. I work with the veteran community on referral from Bupa and Open Arms or via private self-referral.
Services & Fees
I provide individual and couple counselling to adults, by self-referral or via GP referral if you are claiming the Medicare rebate. Generally the first session is used to better understand your reasons for seeking therapy and to see if I am the right 'fit' for you, but you are also welcome to contact me before you book an appointment if you have particular questions.
Since COVID19 adjustments, at times sessions are via telehealth (Coviu, Skype or phone) but when safe to do so, sessions are generally held in-person at my office in Nedlands. If you prefer telehealth for convenience this is also an option. Generally rebates apply as usual for telehealth sessions.
The standard fee for each session (individual or couple, 55 minutes) is $240 for new clients. With a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan, you may be able to claim a Medicare rebate of $131.65 for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Some private health funds also provide rebates. I also work with military and ex-military members and their families, and if you have queries about the referral and fee options please get in touch.
I am registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as a supervisor for Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists, including as a primary supervisor for Clinical Psychology Registrars. I have engaged in supervisory work since 2010, with a focus on reflective practice.
I do not access my work phone or email during evenings and weekends. If you need immediate mental health support or telephone counselling, please consider calling one of the following 24/7 services:
A more detailed list of crisis support lines available to Western Australian callers is available here.
Please contact Kate to enquire about availability for appointments.
Telephone: 0421 717 666
Kate consults from Suite 12A, upstairs at Broadway Fair Shopping Centre, 88 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009. The consulting room is co-located with NiCE MiNDS Coaching & Counselling Psychology along with other Clinical Psychologists. Parking is available, including accessible parking on the upper level.