BSocSci, BPsychSci(Hons), MPsych(Org&HF)
Kate Lyall is a Registered Psychologist who holds tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences and Psychology, including a Master’s degree in Organisational and Human Factors Psychology.
Kate supports adults navigating life changes and transitions whether related to work, relationships or changes in health and ability. Her recent work includes supporting adults living with pain, veterans, public servants and emergency service workers, injured workers and people recovering from traumatic incidents (e.g. car accidents etc).
Kate holds special interest in workplace issues, psychological injuries, helping people overcome challenges or fears. Kate can provide vocational assessment, counselling and coaching services. She helps people find their niche, play to their strengths, survive study or build confidence for interviews.
Kate is passionate about inclusion and holds a strong interest in how social norms influence people’s perceptions, choices, behaviour and identity. Kate previously worked as a Senior Diversity Consultant providing training and supporting organisations across Australia to develop a more inclusive culture, address bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. She has worked with organisations across industries including healthcare, defence contractors, finance, engineering and mining. The pinnacle of this work was the opportunity to be the Chair of the 4th Annual Women in Leadership Summit.
Kate has previously worked with researchers from the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) to conduct research to understand online privacy and the ethical use of social media data; and, to understand psychological safety and inclusive workplace culture in Australian male-dominated organisations.
Prior to becoming a registered psychologist, Kate worked for a decade across community services, therapeutic youth work, foster care and child protection. She has studied sociology, counselling, trauma and Therapeutic Crisis Interventions.
At Blue Sky Psychology Kate teams up with her clients to help them tackle common mental health concerns including: depression; anxiety; specific phobias (e.g. fear of driving or fear of re-injury); social anxiety, awkwardness or dissatisfaction in social relationships; health anxiety; panic attacks; obsessive-compulsive disorder; grief and loss; low self-esteem; trauma; post-traumatic stress disorder; sleep problems; interpersonal difficulties and relationship breakdowns; problems with managing emotions; adjustment to difficult life transitions; assertiveness skills and boundary setting; effective communication skills; compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatisation; chronic stress and burnout. Kate also works with her clients to define their own life goals, explore their passions, and break free of unsatisfying habits.
In the therapy room Kate adopts a collaborative and pragmatic approach to empower people to overcome challenges, become their own therapist, and march to the beat of their own drum. She draws on trauma focused and trauma informed therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT, Trauma focused CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, Trauma Focused ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Kate works with adults of all genders.
When Kate’s not at Blue Sky Psychology you might find her driving a tractor on the family farm.
Kate is available Tuesdays to Fridays.
BlueSky Psychology Level 10, 108 King William Street, Adelaide South Australia 5000. Phone 08 8212 3944