Catherine Morey-Nase

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Pronouns: She/her

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Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That growth comes from finding a way to hold what seems contradictory side-by-side. Accepting that we can be strong and still be soft; independent and still need support.

I believe…

That healing is a process and isn’t linear. With courage and commitment profound and lasting change is possible.

I believe…

In the power of slowing down and creating the space to connect to the wisdom of our bodies; to listen to our hearts, intuition and emotions.

Get to know me

My secret talent:
My memory for small details. People often say to me – ‘I can’t believe you remembered that!’.

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I consider myself to be a genuine and down-to-earth person with a warm and caring nature. I am deeply present for my clients and always endeavour to create a sense of safety and trust. I am gentle yet direct and enjoy a laugh with my clients.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Understanding my nervous system and responding to it with care and compassion. My non-negotiables include meditation, qigong, exercise, nature, rest, music and staying deeply connected to the people I love and who nourish me.

My life motto:
Smile, breathe and go slowly (on permanent loan from Thich Nhat Hanh!)

My background and experience

I completed my Master of Clinical Psychology at The University of Melbourne and I am a registered clinical psychologist. I have experience working with adults and young people in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, as well as with adults at a university psychology clinic. During my Masters I interviewed young people attending the Mood Clinic at Orygen Youth Health about their subjective experiences of the cognitive difficulties often experienced in major depression.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked in the corporate world and lived and worked overseas for a number of years. Since my early twenties, I’ve had a strong interest in meditation and mindfulness (and more recently qigong) and have extensive experience sharing these practices with others.

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I can help you with:

  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Adjustment to life transitions and changes
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress and burnout
  • Self-esteem
  • Identity issues
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Wellbeing and self-care

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment Theory principles
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion-based approaches
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy principles
  • Internal Family Systems principles
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy principles
  • Strengths-based approaches
  • Trauma informed practice

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