Since returning to Australia, Tara has worked in schools and private practice, and Watson Psychology was launched in 2015. Tara completes a variety of work with children and adolescents including assessment, diagnosis and intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, and cognitive and academic assessments. She supports children who are experiencing anxiety, toileting and sleep difficulties, and learning and behavioural challenges. In addition to her clinic work Tara supports children via the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and provides professional development support to a range of audiences.
Tara is passionate about helping children and their families, as well as their wider network of teachers, carers and other professionals in achieving the best possible outcomes in their development.
Some of the areas of difficulties I work with include:
I use a range of evidenced based approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy as well as developmental, systemic and psychodynamic approaches depending on the needs and goals of the client.
I am registered with AHPRA, a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), an associate member of the APS Clinical College, a member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy and a previous member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I offer Medicare rebates and private health funds for sessions. I am also registered to provide sessions through ATAPS.
Catherine has a special interest in the treatment of women's health, pregnancy and fertility. She successfully treats all areas of women's health including PCOS, infertility, menopause, menstrual problems, endometriosis. During pregnancy, Catherine treats women to promote a healthy pregnancy and can assist with nausea, fatigue, headache, pain, reflux, breech position, labour preparation and induction and more. She can also help support women throughout their IVF treatment, to make the process more comfortable and successful. In addition, Catherine’s clinical experience and education allows her to regularly treat a range of health complaints including muscular and joint pain, stress, headaches, sleep problems and digestive disorders.