We're passionate about your journey

Our aim is for you to be able to experience trauma-informed, tailored counselling services that help you to re-adapt to your life after trauma.

Our Practitioners


Kathryn Millist-Spendlove (she/her), Registered Counsellor

Kathryn is a registered counsellor specialising in:

Interpersonal Trauma (sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse and spiritual abuse)

Perinatal psychology (birth trauma, transition to parenting, sexual rediscovery, infertility and miscarriage/stillbirth)

Counselling for Lawyers and Legal Professionals

Vicarious Trauma


She is a lawyer who has worked as a solicitor, barrister and in-house counsel. Her move into counselling came following years of practice in Abuse Law working for survivors of sexual abuse.

Kathryn holds qualifications in law and psychology. She completed a Master of Counselling with Distinction by research. Kathryn is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health (Psychosexual Therapy) through the University of Sydney.

She previously worked as a counsellor and program facilitator within the prison system, before moving to work in the domestic violence sector.

Kathryn uses a trauma-informed integrated modality of counselling, including neurobiology, somatic therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is also a Trauma Sensitive Yoga practitioner, Certified Shark Cage© Facilitator, and specialist infertility counsellor (Provisional Member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association).

She provides specialist and tailored training programs for vicarious trauma and wellbeing for legal professionals. She is also working at creating training on trauma-informed practice for allied health professionals.

Qualifications and Memberships:

Masters of Counselling (with Distinction)

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (with Distinction)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Bachelor of Law (Honours)

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health) in Psychosexual Therapy (due to be completed in 2025)

Level 3 Member of the Australian Counselling Association

Member of Fertility Specialists in Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)

Provisional Member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA)

Additional training:

  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) - Basic Skills in Perinatal Mental Health - 25 October 2022
  • Psychwire - ACT for Grief and Loss - completed 21 June 2022
  • Psychwire - ACT for Beginners - completed 15 March 2022
  • Australian Childhood Foundation – Trauma Responsive Practice with Children – 18 November 2021
  • TCTSY - Foundational Training in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga - 15-17 October 2021
  • Australian Childhood Foundation – Therapeutic work with children and young people in the online space – a trauma responsive approach – 23 September 2021
  • Australian Childhood Foundation – Supporting Children and Young People to heal from trauma of family violence – 9 September 2021
  • Fighting Fair (Scott Dutton) – Artistry of Facilitation: Training Small Groups – Virtually! – 14 July 2021
  • Blueknot – Trauma Informed Care and Practice when working with Domestic and Family Violence (Level 1) – 18 March 2021 OPD
  • Ursula Benstead – Shark Cage© Training: A practical framework for address vulnerability and re-victimisation in women who are victims of abuse and domestic violence – 19 February 2021
  • DV Alert – Multicultural workshop (CHCDFV001) – 16-17 March 2021 OPD
  • Child Safe Organisations – National Principles for Child Safe Organisations e-learning modules – Introduction and Principles 1-10 – 21 January 2021 – 8 February 2021
  • NAPCAN – Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Mandatory Reporting Workshop – QLD – 30 January 2021

Counselling Practice Areas and Treatment Modalities

Counselling for Lawyers and other Legal Professionals / Vicarious Trauma

Sexual Rediscovery / Sex Therapy (after childbirth, illness, injury, or assault)

Infertility, Miscarriage and Stillbirth

Supportive counselling for fertility treatment and mandatory donor counselling

Birth Trauma

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

Domestic and Family Violence

Matrescence (transition to motherhood)

Patrescence (transition to fatherhood)

Life Transitions

Grief and Loss

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Somatic Therapy

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Narrative Therapy

Person-Centred Therapy

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Health Insurance Rebates

We offer health insurance rebates through BUPA, Medibank, ahm, HCF, GU Health, Doctors Health Fund and Australian Regional Health Group (which includes Police Health Fund, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, St Lukes Health, GMHBA, CUA Health (telehealth only), Teachers Union Health, AIA and Westfund).

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Mental Health Care Plan

Why we don't offer Medicare rebates

Counselling services are not currently covered by Medicare.  But there are some benefits to this, and it doesn't necessarily mean that counselling will cost you more than other services.

In-person and Telehealth Counselling

We are currently offering counselling nationally via Zoom and telephone.  We also provide in-person counselling from our beautiful office in East Toowoomba, QLD.


Group Therapy, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Training Programs

We are in the process of setting up the following additional services:

Group therapy programs

Trauma Sensitive Yoga sessions

Trauma-informed training for allied health professionals

Vicarious trauma training for corporate and professional organisations

If you are interested in any of these services, please send through an expression of interest so we can keep you posted as these services become available.

Ready to change your future?

Contact us today to discuss how we can work with you on the things you are wanting to change in your life.