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Doongalla Counselling

A safe space to explore and be equipped to live life well

Place Of Peace


At Doongalla Counselling, Kate recognises that reaching out for support can feel uncomfortable and at times scary. She also understands that emotional and relational safety is essential for growth and healing to occur within therapy. It is her aim, therefore, to create a place where you can feel secure to explore your life experiences, relationships, needs and goals.

Doongalla, an indigenous word commonly believed to mean “place of peace”, was chosen to reflect the purpose of this counselling practice. It is Kate’s hope that you experience peace at Doongalla’s therapy rooms, and that this peace would increasingly become your internal experience as you move into healing and wholeness.

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“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”

Brene Brown, Daring Greatly



Kate is a wonderful counsellor who gave me a safe and non-judgemental space to open up and deal with my medical and personal trauma. She gave me the tools to help with my anxiety and panic attacks. She really listens to what you’re saying. Kate helps and supports you to delve deeply into your emotions and feelings to find your own way to facing and dealing with them.
I have been seeing Kate at Doongalla for close to four years now, and I have had a great experience. Kate is calm, non-judgmental, educated and consistent. Kate has provided a space of safety and has assisted me in developing the right skills to cope with everyday stresses and trauma responses. Seeking help was a daunting thing for me, so it was refreshing to find a professional who is genuinely caring.
Kate is such a kind and approachable person! From the moment I began at Doongalla Counselling, she’s provided a safe and welcoming environment that is hard to describe and capture in words alone. I always feel accepted for who I am and she makes it easy for me to openly share the things I need to discuss. When she suggests a new activity to try in the sessions, she creates space and opportunities for you to say ‘no’ or ‘not yet’, whilst also simultaneously making you want to try it then and there, because you know you can trust and value her suggestions! I couldn’t recommend her more highly – even my friends, at times, get tired of hearing how amazing my counsellor is!
I am so thankful I found Kate at Doongalla Counselling when I did! Working with her has enabled me to grow beyond my original outlook to something that is much more resilient and capable.
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