Kate Hocken has studied a Master’s Degree in Counselling along with many short courses on counselling therapies and concepts. She is accredited with both the Australian Counselling Association and Counsellor’s Victoria.

Before moving to Leongatha, Kate was very involved in the special needs community in Melbourne. She has also lived overseas in a culture that is very foreign to our own and survived a serious illness that she contracted whilst in India. This experience helped Kate to foster a respect and understanding for other cultures and religions, and to understand the isolation that being a member of a minority group can entail.

Kate’s life experiences are invaluable to her success as a counsellor. She is the single mother of two boys – both with complex medical issues, one who also has multiple special needs. She understands the joys, and the stress that such a journey brings with it.

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