Katie works with patients suffering from a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions. These may be surgical, organic or functional in nature.
Psychology has a major role to play in gut health. This can include the generation, maintenance and exacerbation of symptoms. Living with a gastrointestinal illness can also impact our mental health and quality of life. Psychological support can help to reduce symptom experiences, reduce distress; and improve coping and quality of life.
Some of Katie’s areas of experience include but are not limited to: irritable bowel syndrome, bariatric psychology, abdominal pain, stress management, depression and anxiety, gastroparesis and pancreatitis. Katie also has experience working with patients with diabetes and renal failure.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology (University of Auckland)
Master of Health Psychology with first class honours (University of Auckland)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Auckland)
Auckland District Health Board – Psychologist for General Surgery and Trauma
The MacMurray Centre – Psychogastroenterology
New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS)
Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
The Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
The Rome Foundation Division of Psychogastroenterology