Cathy Kunzel

Counselor/Therapist, Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
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In-Person in Thornlie, WA 6108
Online in Australia
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2016. It took me a while to find where I fit in the world and develop who I am before I found counselling. My tagline "Not all wounds are visible" speaks directly to who I am as a therapist as I have also been through depression and anxiety. I have lived experience with different forms of mental illness and I am trained in suicide intervention and postvention. If life is pulling you down, your marriage or relationship is not going the way you dreamed, anxiety, depression, grief or mental illness is too much for you, call me, I had to learn to trust and I am confident that I walk alongside you to guide and support as you navigate sometimes overwhelming situations, thoughts and feelings,

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Christian, Men, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Behavioral
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Christian
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

Education & Credentials

Cathy Kunzel Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Female, Male
  • License # 71335852091
  • Licensed in WA
  • Practicing Since 2016
Education: National Accreditation # 80668ACT; Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy


  • Average Session Fee $110
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Doctors Health Fund, Medibank, AHM, Police Health Fund, Saint Luke’s, Phoenix Health, Emergency Services Health and Grand United

Cathy Kunzel Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Thornlie, WA 6108
  • Available Online for residents of Australia
  • Online Therapy Details: Telehealth
Cathy Kunzel Practice Description
First Step Counselling came about from my own need to be there for others and to help and support them. It started over 20 years ago when, as a teacher's aide I was unable to help one of my students. Not because of the rules of the school but because I didn't have the words or the skill to be there for her or even say what she needed or not say anything. Over the last 20 years, I have worked to complete my diploma and study as much as I can to equip myself so that I am not again in that situation of helplessness. I am now a trained supervisor and completed my Graduate Diploma but I haven't finished studying and learning so as to develop a counselling practice of genuine person-centred respect, honesty, integrity and excellence. The ethos of First Step Counselling is to be the best we can be, as counsellors and as a caring business. To this end continural education on modalities and issues to keep up with the latest research.

Practice Overview

27 McLeish Place
Thornlie, WA 6108
Available both in-person and online
7 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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