Dr Cate Howell is a GP and therapist, researcher, lecturer and author. She has over 30 years of training and experience in the health area, with a special interest in mental health and assisting individuals experiencing life stresses or crises. Cate holds a Bachelor in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), a Bachelor of Medicine, a Bachelor of Surgery, a Masters in Health Service Management and a Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine). She has trained in Clinical Hypnosis, Couple Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.
Cate worked as a counsellor for a Bariatric Surgery clinic for seven years, and she sees many clients with eating-related issues in her practice. She has travelled internationally to present research findings on a range of life and mental health topics, and has been published in a number of academic journals. Cate was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to medicine, particularly mental health. She has authored four books, the most recent being Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling published by Exisle in 2016, and she regularly speaks on radio and at workshops across Australia.