What other therapists say about Kathryn's work as a psychologist
"Having worked side-by-side with Kathryn Winch for six years I can confidently encourage you to consult her for psychological treatment. She is a warm-hearted, intelligent and patient therapist who has the experience and professionalism to work with a wide range of people who face difficult psychological challenges."
Charles Veevers, Clinical Psychologist, South Melbourne, Melbourne.
"Kathryn is a person centred psychologist who combines authenticity, heart and highly developed skill to facilitate healing and change in those clients lucky enough to be in her care. She is my first referral choice"
Robyn Lipscey, Registered Psychologist, Malvern, Melbourne.
"When becoming a therapist one of the main ways of learning after graduation is via supervision, a process where we speak in detail about our work
- the stories in which we immerse ourselves -with another therapist. This is part of our work and is done in a formal setting, to nut out our experiences with the people for whom we are working, to gain a different perspective and apply theoretical understandings in a practical way.
I count myself as very fortunate to have Kathryn as a supervisee - what distinguishes her work from most others is her humanity, her inherent respect, her genuine interest and desire to understand and find a way to be of most use, her quiet perseverance with even the most perplexing of situations.
Counselling and therapy are similar but not the same thing. Counselling looks at what is immediate, and tries to find ways to meet immediate needs. Therapy goes a step further and looks at what underlies immediate needs and situations, tries to find out about those things that are hidden from our
knowing but which dictate our decisions and attitudes and form the patterns of our lives and character. The purpose of a therapy is usually to enquire into
these attitudes and patterns, and so make what is unknown, known or knowable so that we can make better decisions.
Kathryn is especially skilled in both these aspects of psychological work, counselling and therapy; she makes people feel safe, so that they can feel a bit more human and able to have a look at what has been too hard to approach.
She is very adept at identifying which of a person’s needs should be met and dealt with in the here and now, but in doing so is not distracted from giving her attention to what might be underlying, hidden from view. It takes time and patience to figure these things out, and in the therapeutic relationships that Kathryn offers, she gives all the time, thought and patience that each of the people she encounters might need.
With some 25 years of experience as a therapist, I have to declare myself as frankly skeptical about much of what takes place under the name of psychology today.
But I am very pleased to have had a part in the development of Kathryn’s practice as a therapist, and have no hesitation in recommending both
Kathryn and her work to anyone who feels the need to do some psychological work."
U.Viktor Fischer, Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Clifton Hill, Melbourne