Dr Catherine Udy

B. Psych(Hons), D. Psych(Clin), MAPS

Catherine has provided psychological services to children, adolescents and adults for over 15 years. Her experience includes work in public and private hospital inpatient and outpatient units, university clinics and Community Mental Health Teams. Previously,

Catherine worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for over 5 years, providing psychological services to children, adolescents and their families. In her role as Clinical Psychologist, Catherine provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for complex psychological issues that may present as emotional or behavioural concerns. She is endorsed to provide supervision to post graduate Clinical Psychology Interns and is an Honorary Associate of both Macquarie and Sydney Universities.

Catherine takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the nature and context of presenting issues. She values working collaboratively with parents and carers to bring about positive change within the young person’s world. She specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness approaches. Staying abreast of research into evidence-based treatment approaches allows Catherine to incorporate new developments to enhance treatment outcomes for her clients. She has a strong interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, completing her Doctoral thesis in childhood anxiety.


Catherine’s special area of interest is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. She enjoys empowering her clients through education and evidence-based strategies to overcome this life-impacting illness and take back control of their lives.

Catherine is also a published author in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Udy, C.M., Newall, C., Broeren, S. & Hudson, J.L. (2013). Maternal expectancy versus objective measures of child skill: Evidence for absence of positive bias in mothers’ expectations of children with internalising disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-013-9793-1

Catherine’s areas of interest for children and teenagers are:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Attachment and Relationship Issues

  • Phobias

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Child Sleep Problems

  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

  • Stress Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Attachment difficulties

  • ADHD (Inattentive and/or Hyperactive)

  • Social Skills

  • Tic/Tourette’s Disorder

  • Bullying

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Bereavement

  • Peer and Friendship Difficulties

  • School and HSC related stress

  • Self-Harm

Catherine typically sees children 8-18 years old and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays