Catherine Madigan – Clinical Psychologist Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria

Clinical Psychologist Hawthorn Offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Meta Cognitive Therapy
B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), M.A.P.S.

Location (Main) 365 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 Near the corner of Glenferrie & Burwood Road,opposite  the old Hawthorn Town Hall building.The clinic is a few minutes walk from Glenferrie Station  and the route 69 tram stop is only metres away. There is on street parking and nearby public car parks.
Location (Group Sessions) Hawthorn Community House
32 Henry Street
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Availability Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 10am-1pm
Phone 03 9819 3671
Mobile 0429 88 3671
Email anxietyaustralia.com.au@gmail.com
Fees (as of September 2015) $185 per 50mins (some bulk billing services for eligible health care card holders may be available Note: health care card must be produced to receive bulk billing so bring your health care card with you to your appointment)
Medicare Rebates Available  The rebate for an individual 50mins session is $124.50 so the out of pocket expense is only $60.50 provided you have a mental health care plan
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) from the University of Melbourne, Victoria
Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • College of Clinical Psychology

Treatment Provided

Although Catherine has substantial experience in social anxiety she also offers treatment for other anxiety disorders. Social anxiety sufferers often have multiple psychological disorders which may need to be addressed, including simple phobias, agoraphobia and depression.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is provided for:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (excessive worrying)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (e.g. this condition may develop after: a motor vehicle accident,an assault, or some other event where the individual was exposed to a life threatening or severely injurious situation which  involved themself or others).
  • Panic Disorder (anxiety attacks)
  • Specific Phobias (e.g. heights, dogs, spiders, blood etc.)
  • Social Anxiety ( fear of being negatively judged or evaluated by others)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (excessive preoccupation with one’s appearance, worrying about an imagined defect or blowing out of proportion a slight fláw in one’s appearance).
  • Chronic pain
  • Hoarding
  • Depression

Counselling is also available for relationship issues and the challenges of single living.

Meta Cognitive therapy may also be offered for generalized anxiety and depression.

Some people may not fit the criteria for a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder but be experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety and require stress management advice.

About Catherine Madigan: Psychologist

Catherine Madigan, clinical psychologist, studied psychology at the University of Melbourne and commenced her career in 1995 by working in a community mental health clinic. At the start of  Catherine’s career, whilst she was working in the community mental health clinic, she developed her interest in, and passion for, treating social anxiety, as she saw the  positive  and even dramatic impact, that effective treatment of social anxiety could have on peoples lives.  Catherine has approximately 20 years experience and has her own  private practice in Hawthorn.

This psychologist is one of the few offering both individual and group cognitive behavioural therapy for social anxiety. Individual therapy sessions are conducted in Hawthorn, Victoria and group cognitive behavioural therapy sessions are conducted in Hawthorn, Victoria.

Catherine Madigan also has experience working with  Victims of Crime, Workcover and TAC  clients. This  clinical psychologist’s work with anxiety sufferers has been featured in Melbourne newspapers, e.g. ‘The Age’,  ‘The Herald-Sun’, as well as ‘For Me’ magazine, ‘New Idea’, ‘Women’s Health & Fitness’ Magazine and ‘The Progress Press’. Catherine has also appeared on Channel 2′s ‘Dimensions’and has been a contributor to ‘The Age’ newspapers Single’s File’ which was a column on relationship issues. This psychologist has also, in the past done a talk-back  segment on 3RRR, a Melbourne radio station
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The psychologist also provides bulk billing for health care card holders provided they bring her documentation with them  to their session.