Dr Catherine Hudgson

Clinical Psychologist

DPsychClin BScPsych(Hons) FCCLP MAPS
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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Science with Hons (Psychology), Member of the APS and College of Clinical Psychologists.


About Catherine

Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist who tailors her approach to each person’s needs. Catherine aims to develop connection, collaboration and hope as a priority in her work with clients.


Areas of work:

Catherine works with adults and older adults experiencing:

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Stress or Issues

Treatment Approaches:

Catherine has knowledge and experience using the following evidence-based techniques, and can utilise aspects from each to best suit the client’s needs:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Positive Psychology

Background and Experience

Catherine completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University in the UK. She has spent the past 20 years working in public mental health in Australia, working with a range of mental health issues, including severe mental illness and trauma.

Catherine is experienced in working with people experiencing adjustment, grief, depression, anxiety and mental health conditions. Catherine uses a positive approach to support people experiencing workplace stress or issues. Catherine tailors her approach to each person’s needs and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, with a particular focus on ACT, solution focused brief therapy, CBT and positive psychology.

Catherine has experience delivering education, training, and professional supervision. She is a Board Approved Supervisor and enjoys supervising both postgraduate students, registrars, psychology colleagues and health professionals across disciplines. Catherine has also been involved in developing and delivering various clinically based research projects. She also has a passion for maintaining and enhancing the health, wellbeing and vitality of her mental health colleagues and has run several staff wellness projects.

Book an appointment with Catherine at our Highpoint or North Melbourne clinic.

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