Insight. Compassion. Healing.

Insight. Compassion. Healing.

Welcome

Katherine’s approach to counselling is collaborative, non-judgemental, trauma-informed and respectful. She is calm, warm and a compassionate therapist.

Katherine creates a safe space where clients are supported to overcome trauma and feelings of being overwhelmed.

She helps clients to process distressing experiences and to decrease feelings of anxiety, sadness or depression.

Katherine tailors counselling around the client’s stated goals and needs. This could include reducing anxiety, overcoming feelings of being “stuck” or improving feelings of wellbeing.

Katherine’s expertise is helping clients to heal from all forms of trauma and to achieve robust mental health and wellbeing.

Welcome

Katherine’s approach to counselling is collaborative, non-judgemental, trauma-informed and respectful. She is calm, warm and a compassionate therapist.

Katherine creates a safe space where clients are supported to overcome trauma and feelings of being overwhelmed.

She helps clients to process distressing experiences and to decrease feelings of anxiety, sadness or depression.

Katherine tailors counselling around the client’s stated goals and needs. This could include reducing anxiety, overcoming feelings of being “stuck” or improving feelings of wellbeing.

Katherine’s expertise is helping clients to heal from all forms of trauma and to achieve robust mental health and wellbeing.

For existing clients please click on the link below and book through the calendar.  If you’re visiting for the first time please click the New Client button below and fill out the enquiry form. Alternatively, you can call 0422 699 561 to ask a question or make an appointment.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Professional Associations Accreditation

Katherine Levi is an accredited mental health social worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers. She has a:

  • PhD in Social Work from Melbourne University (2017)
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from Melbourne University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Social Work from Monash University (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University (1990)

Katherine is registered with a Medicare Provider Number.

Professional Experience

Before specialising in mental health, Katherine worked as an advocate for child safety. She held several Chief Executive Officer roles of influential organisations including Child Wise, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Australian Council for Children and Youth Organisations. She was the inaugural Director of Professional Standards at the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne where she led a substantial 5-year project of cultural transformation and reform creating safe environments for children.

She worked for many years providing counselling and therapeutic support to victims/survivors of child sexual abuse. Katherine is an expert in the protection and wellbeing of children. She appeared as a subject matter expert witness on grooming at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Approach

Katherine utilises a strengths-based approach to counselling drawing on multiple therapeutic methods including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Katherine also assists clients with psycho-educational techniques providing clients with practical strategies to develop emotional wellbeing.

Katherine’s also draws on a systems theory which takes a holistic approach to working with an individual. A systems approach is informed by the understanding that a person is impacted by unique individual factors (e.g. family of origin and personality traits) as well as by extrinsic societal factors such as structural inequality, gender, socio- economic factors, power structures, belief systems, institutions, policies, politics, and the legal system. Katherine’s practice is LGBTIQA+ friendly.

Counselling Focus

Katherine provides general counselling for adults (over 18). She works therapeutically (face to face and via telehealth) with people who are facing challenges such as:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Experiences of sexual assault, sexual harassment, family violence
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Work related stress
  • Identity Issues

Katherine also has an expertise in assisting clients who have experienced institutional abuse and clergy abuse.

Katherine offers clinical supervision to social workers. She has expertise in supervising social workers facilitating cultural change and social workers in senior leadership roles.

To discuss your needs with Katherine before making an appointment please call 0422 699 561 or email contact@katherinelevi.com.au

Information for referring doctors

Katherine is a qualified Mental Health Social Worker.

Katherine is registered with a Medicare provider number.

Veterans with a Gold Card or White Card can receive sessions funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Referrals can be emailed to contact@katherinelevi.com.au
or faxed to (03) 8679 3639.

Katherine can be contacted by mobile 0422 699 561

Referrals for face-to-face counselling or telehealth can be made.