Katie Leavey

Registered Psychologist

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Katie can help you with

Adjustment to life changes and transitions 

Anger management 

Anxiety and anxiety disorders 

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 

Depression and other mood-related disorders 

Emotional dysregulation 

Grief/bereavement 

Panic attacks and Panic Disorder 

Personality disorders 

Phobias 

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

Relationship and interpersonal difficulties 

Self-harm 

Self-esteem issues 

Social anxiety 

Stress, burnout and compassion fatigue 

Trauma 

Women's health and emotional wellbeing 

Work-related issues 

Days and fees

Consulting days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 

Taking new clients: No 

Approximate wait time: 2022 

Sees clients from age: 13 

Fee - initial / subsequent: $215 / $195 

Medicare rebate: $88.25 

Out of pocket: $126.75 / $106.75 

Saturday surcharge: + $20 

Qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Psychology 

  • Bachelor of Science Psychology (Honours) 

  • Registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar 

  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS) 

  • Member, Australian Association for CBT (AACBT) 

  • Individual Therapy in DBT - Melissa Kent Psychology, Brisbane 

  • Intensive DBT training - Melissa Kent Psychology, Brisbane 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Fundamentals: Processes and Techniques in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

About Katie

As a psychologist I like to work collaboratively with you on the things that are important to you. Through creating a safe but curious environment, we can gain deeper understanding of yourself and use your own inherent skills, alongside evidenced based interventions, to make the changes that will improve your wellbeing. I tailor my treatment approach based on what you as an individual needs and what the research evidence says works for particular a problem.

 

I have experience in working with people from adolescence to adulthood with a broad range of difficulties. Before coming into private practice, I worked for many years in community services in the UK and Australia assisting people with a variety of complex needs, including adults and young people experiencing homelessness, mental health, addiction, and trauma.  

Why I love working at The Glow Centre

I love working at The Glow Centre because I feel privileged to go on a journey with each new client I meet where I’m entrusted with their life story and given the opportunity to support them through life’s challenges.  

Outside the practice

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and young daughters, walking my dogs, reading, socialising with friends, and travelling.

Publications

Leavey, K., & Hawkins, R. (2017). Is cognitive behavioural therapy effective in reducing suicidal ideation and behaviour when delivered face-to-face or via e-health? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cognitive behaviour therapy, 46(5), 353-374.