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Clinical Psychology

Kathleen provides clinical psychological therapy to adolescents (18-25) and adults. Her clients may be undergoing a life transition and seeking deeper purpose and meaning in their life. Some are seeking to increase their capacity for fulfilling relationships.  Others may be experiencing distress and a sense of disconnection as a result of mental health illness or disruptive and difficult life events.

Kathleen helps with issues including: 

  • Grief, loss and trauma
  • Stress, anxiety, worry and depression 
  • Caregiver / Activist fatigue and burnout 
  • Ecological/ Climate change distress, anxiety & grief

Referral is usually via your doctor (GP) or psychiatrist and you can also self-refer. 

Kathleen is working at First Light Healthcare in the centre of Byron Bay on Thursdays. Currently there is a waitlist. Please feel free to contact First Light Healthcare to make a booking via their website here.

Clinical psychological therapy sessions are charged on a sliding scale. Full fee is $180.00 for a 50-minute session. Discounted rates and bulk billing (no out-of-pocket expense) are available to people experiencing financial hardship. 

Kathleen is a registered healthcare provider with Medicare and Private Health Care funds. When you obtain a GP referral with a Mental Health Care Plan, you are entitled to Medicare benefits for 10 individual and 10 group sessions. An extra 10 sessions until 30 June 2022 is available for people experiencing severe or enduring mental health impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Payment is with cash or credit card. HICAPS service is available, providing you with the convenience of claiming your rebates immediately.


There is growing scientific evidence for the benefits of Ecopsychology for health and wellbeing. Research studies have shown that time in nature — as long as people feel safe — is an antidote for stress: It can lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, reduce nervous system arousal, enhance immune system function, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve mood.

We offer Ecopsychology to people and groups who are experiencing:

  • Concern about the economic, social and environmental injustices of our time.
  • Stress and trauma about climate change related events and disasters.  
  • Grief about the state of the planet and humans impacts upon it.
  • A sense of isolation or alienation – not feeling at home, whether in intimate relationships, society, or nature

Contact us here.

Talks, Workshops, Programs & Retreats


Kathleen is passionate about working with people who are committed to making a difference for others. These include business leaders, healthcare professionals, social change entrepreneurs, climate change activists, filmmakers, and family caregivers. 

Kathleen founded Metta Health & Psychology to collaborate and partner with other leading professionals and organisations.  We would love to hear from you.

For information about our projects.


“For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect with one’s own feelings and to care for one’s own welfare…caring for others requires caring for oneself.”

—Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama