Cathy Roberts

Cathy Roberts

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Psychology (Clinical), Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician, ANZAED

Pronouns: She/Her

Cathy is warm, kind and friendly, and strives to create a positive and supportive space where clients can improve their wellbeing and life satisfaction.


Cathy believes that successful therapy outcomes are achieved by developing a comprehensive understanding of a client’s problems and their readiness for change, agreeing therapy goals, establishing a positive client-therapist relationship and engaging in collaborative therapy work.

Forming a strong rapport with her clients is a key element of Cathy’s therapeutic approach. She also believes that a client’s personality, life circumstances and unique challenges are central considerations in delivering effective therapy.

Experience and Interests

Cathy came to psychology after a career in marketing management. Her psychology career has included work in leading public health settings, including The Royal Children’s Hospital and Austin Health, where she supported children and adults with a range of mental health issues and problems, including: anxiety, depression, academic and work stress, grief, low self-esteem and adjustment to challenging life situations.

Furthermore, Cathy’s association with PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association) and the Home-Start program, involved her supporting mothers with anxiety or depression with weekly home visits. She has also enjoyed being part of research teams on parenting, with a focus on emotional development and the prevention of anxiety and depression.

Cathy is passionate about helping individuals overcome trauma and is experienced in providing evidence-based therapy in this area. Cathy is also trained in and experienced with Eating Disorders and is recognised as a Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician by the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).


Cathy most frequently draws on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (for Trauma).

How is Cathy Described by Her Clients?

Cathy’s clients frequently describe her as warm, caring and supportive.

Cathy Personally

Cathy enjoys yoga, Japanese food and engaging in outdoor activities with her family.