Kate Worsfold (Nutritional Psychologist)
Since graduating some 10 years ago where she accomplished the rare achievement of receiving both the Psychology and University Medals, an academic and community service scholarship, First Class Honours and an average GPA over 6.5, Kate has continued to further her study across clinical psychology and nutrition. Kate is now undertaking a Master’s Degree and post-grad research regarding nutrition in mental health, while also continuing to publish across a range of scientific journals.
As Director of Compass Health Group and a nutritional psychologist, Kate’s core focus is working with a wide range of individuals to maximize human potential for rich, full and meaningful lives – achieved via optimizing mind-body fitness through integrating:
- Evidence-based psychological assessment and skill training (CBT, ACT, DBT, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology);
- Pathology testing (to understand potential biological drivers of mood/neurochemistry); and
- Deriving holistic treatment programs (based on collaboration with other practitioners, exercise, and findings from nutritional and neuroscience research).
Kate’s broad experience includes: binge eating and body dissatisfaction, health behaviour change, women’s health, dealing with chronic health conditions, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and sexuality issues.
Kate’s approach to research and practice is described as both highly scientific and humane. Known for her practical compassion and ability to interpret complex issues with colourful clarity, Kate shares psychological teachings with a refreshing non-judgmental sense of humour(often directed at herself!). Kate values egalitarian relationships and seeks to set up a ‘collaborative learning community’ where we are all able to serve as each other’s teacher. Kate often states her “other job is being human” or imperfect. It is with this openness and acceptance that she approaches herself and all others with to facilitate change.
Out of pocket fees for a standard 50min psychological consult are $65 if you have a Mental Health Care Plan (total fee is $150, with an $85 Medicare rebate).
Mobile: 0424 651 116