Catharine McNab

Catharine McNab

Clinical Psychologist

Not currently accepting new clients

I work in a way that focuses on helping people live lives that feel more true and less troublesome to them. Regardless of the nature of the difficulties, the spirit of my work is collaborative, curious, warm, and authentic.

I am a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience in public and private health. My interest in working with people in ways that meaningfully affect the quality of their lives led me to complete a combined PhD/Masters of Clinical Psychology, with my clinical training focusing on cognitive behavioural therapy and other evidence-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy and other mindfulness-based interventions. I have since further specialised as a cognitive analytic therapy practitioner and supervisor, and use an integrative approach within this model. The people with whom I have worked have had a range of different difficulties, including worries; mood difficulties; eating concerns; relationship difficulties; more longstanding problems that are sometimes called personality difficulties; and symptoms of psychosis. Regardless of the nature of the trouble, I bring an open, connected frame to the work.

I am an accredited clinical psychologist and supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (specifically the Psychology Board of Australia), and am a member of the Australian Psychological Society. In my other work roles, I am a lecturer and supervisor of trainee mental health professionals (including trainee clinical psychologists and psychiatric registrars) at the University of Melbourne. The supervision I provide focuses on the importance of bringing a relational perspective to the work that we do as clinicians.

At In Dialogue, I provide individual work with children and young people (aged 10 years or over) and adults. I also provide supervision of qualified clinicians and clinicians-in-training.