Catherine Forster

We all come across difficult or challenging situations and experiences in our lives. Sometimes, in order to get relief from the emotional pain we experience, we need more skill and understanding than our usual network of friends and family can provide. At other times, we may just want to figure out how we can live freer, more fulfilled and satisfying lives.Emotional difficulties of one kind or another are incredibly common, it’s just that most people have become expert at disguising their difficulties from others.

Counselling gives you the chance to express whatever is on your mind in a safe non-judgmental environment. Discussing your strong feelings, conflicts, fears or anxieties often reduces the power and intensity of these thoughts and feelings, and some renewed clarity takes their place. Ultimately, people often find counselling to be a liberating experience.

If you are considering counselling, talk to Catherine Forster, a Bulk Billing Psychologist who provides individualised Counselling and Psychotherapy. Catherine has had many years counselling experience in the private and public sectors, and has also taught counselling skills and theory at Sydney University. Catherine is keenly aware of the importance of matching her approach to an individual’s own personal style, so while she uses a fundamentally Humanistic approach it is supplemented by Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques where appropriate.

Of course, seeking the right therapist is not just about finding the right therapy or technique, the most important factor is whether the therapist’s style or general approach feels right for you. Catherine aims to put you at ease in a relaxed and caring environment. She is interested in helping you deal with your problems, as well working with you to re-discover your energy, resilience and happiness.

Individual Counselling and Therapy for:

  • Minimising anxiety, stress and depression
  • Dealing with conflict at home or at work
  • Relationship counselling
  • Shyness and social phobia
  • Coping with major life transitions
  • Managing chronic pain and illness
  • Post–natal adjustment issues
  • Finding more meaning, motivation and purpose
  • Rediscovering your inner strength and happiness

BA(Psych), MA(Counselling)

NSW Registered Psychologist

Medicare Registered Provider

Assoc. Member Australian Psychological Society