Dr Kat Honeyman

Dr-Katherine-Honeyman-medicare-psychologist-reservoirDr. Katherine (Kat) Honeyman
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Clinical Psychologist registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Dr. Katherine Honeyman has extensive experience working within both community mental health and forensic/correctional settings. Kat has an empathic, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach, where she believes that much progress in therapy is underpinned by building a strong therapeutic relationship.  Kat’s therapy sessions are guided by these principles, allowing clients to explore their vulnerabilities in a safe environment and feel heard.

Kat specialises in dual diagnosis, the condition in which one has a mental illness alongside a substance abuse problem.  By specialising in dual diagnosis, a client is able to be treated for two or more disorders at the one location, with the one psychologist.

Kat’s areas of expertise include:

– Drug and Alcohol Addiction affecting self/others– Self-esteem Issues
– Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar) – Trauma
– Personality Disorders– Offending Behaviour
– Schizophrenia (and other psychotic disorders)– Emotional Dysregulation
– Self-Development/Self Confidence– Motivational Problems
–          Anxiety–          Impulsive Behaviours
–          Finding meaning/purpose in life–          Social Skills Training
–          Stress Management–          Anger Management
–          Self-harm Behaviours–          Assertiveness Training
–          Perfectionism–          Procrastination

Utilising a holistic approach, Kat draws from a combination of evidence-based psychological approaches. Such approaches include, but are not limited to, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing and Supportive Counselling. Kat also has extensive experience facilitating group programs.

Kat is able to prepare support letters and reports for Court or University situations.

Kat considers therapy to be a collaborative journey made between the client and the therapist. She brings into session a strengths approach, focusing not only on what is problematic in the client’s life, but also drawing on what is healthy and strengthening these components. Having worked with a diverse range of clients, many often disadvantaged individuals, Kat strives to have client’s view themselves as a person (not a disorder). Through therapy, Kat hopes that self-belief is developed, alongside the idea that we are human, not perfect.

Kat spoke recently to Ed Phillips on the topic of Managing Stress during the holidays and you can listen to her here.

Kat is available at the Reservoir office.

Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Kat.

Our online self-service booking system is undergoing a major overhaul, and will be unavailable until the end of May 2017. Until then, our friendly reception team is happy to take your call and book your appointments for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.