Kate Perry

Creative Arts Therapist, Counsellor

Master Creative Arts Therapy (RMIT), BA (Journalism), Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment

Kate is a highly experienced counsellor and creative arts therapist, and has worked with women, children, adolescents and young adults for the past 16 years. Kate works with compassion to support her clients with present challenges, past experiences and life transitions.

Kate has a Masters of Creative Arts Therapy from RMIT. She is a warm, non-judgemental and collaborative therapist who can help her clients feel comfortable to open up and make lasting changes, increase self-understanding and move on from past distress. 

Kate’s methods have always been trauma informed. Her individual and small group counselling work has supported clients affected by family violence, sexual assault, bullying and those who experience anxiety and depression and relationship struggles. She also has experience working with Victims of Crime.

Special areas of interest

  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Family violence;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Grief and loss;
  • Family issues;
  • Mental health issues;
  • Life transitions and changes;
  • Wellbeing and spirituality;
  • Trauma and PTSD; and
  • Parenting.

More about Creative Arts Therapy

Creative arts therapy incorporates traditional ‘talk therapy’ counselling, with the creative arts using modalities that suit you, your style and the situation including:

  • Drawing;
  • Painting;
  • Poetry;
  • Music;
  • Puppets;
  • Drama;
  • Nature;
  • Animal therapy; and
  • Narrative therapy techniques.

No artistic skills are required, as the focus is on the process and the learning that come from the clients’ creative self, rather than on any artistic product.