Kathryn’s professional affiliations include:
- Psychology Board of Australia (Registered)
- Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (Member)
Kathryn D’Anna is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia with over 12 years experience providing counselling to individuals and families experiencing a range of difficulties.
Kathryn’s particular areas of interest and experience are in working with people experiencing issues surrounding their relationship with food and their bodies and helping them find a sustainable, enjoyable and intuitive way of relating to and behaving around food.
Throughout her time working at a private inpatient eating disorders facility, Kathryn worked with individual women and men experiencing all categories of eating disorders and disordered eating. After receiving training from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Kathryn has also worked with families and their adolescents using Family Based Therapy (FBT – Maudsley approach).
Kathryn’s passion for advocacy and respectful treatment also led her to serve as a general member on the Board of Eating Disorders Victoria.
Kathryn’s therapeutic style draws upon evidence-based practice and will be tailored to the needs of the individual client. This may include aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Kathryn strongly values a client centered approach to therapy, working together with her clients in taking steps at their pace towards achieving their counselling goals. Above all, Kathryn believes in providing people with an empathic and supportive therapeutic relationship to enable them to create positive change and develop a healthy, respectful relationship with themselves and their body.