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Kate Chorley has a rare and incredible gift. She has enabled and empowered me to build a much greater quality of life for myself

Kate Chorley

My passion and unique ability for helping people improve their life came from overcoming my own personal struggles.

More About Kate



The Light Within was established with the goal of providing quality psychotherapy, counselling and life coaching services in the Parramatta area. Our clients visit us for assistance in overcoming a huge variety of issues, often travelling some distance for the unique and quality approach used to help people feel better and act differently. The Light Within is located in leafy Fennell Street, just outside of Parramatta CBD. The office has a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere where you can feel comfortable to discuss issues you may have. Ample parking is also available at no charge.


Kate Chorley


My primary role is to assist the individual in raising their awareness of themselves and of the world around them. From this state they are more empowered with knowledge and understanding of the choices they can make that will best serve them.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques such as person centered, solution focused and narrative therapy. I also assist the client to connect more deeply with their body through felt sense to understand themselves at a deeper level and feel what is true for them.

I have been practicing in the counselling/psychotherapy field since 2005. During this time I have assisted many individuals with issues such as addictions, disordered eating, depression, anxiety, childhood issues, self-esteem, self confidence and relationship issues. I possess an open straight forward approach yet am highly sensitive and responsive to my clients needs.

I became interested in the counselling profession after a period of struggling with my own demons and emotional issues. I found that through this time the most difficult aspect was the lack of understanding I received from others and my own inability to reach out, this created feelings of isolation and hopelessness which I found difficult to bear. Now fully recovered I share an insiders understanding of emotional distress and offer true support and felt understanding coupled with professional education, training and experience to provide my client’s with a well rounded, therapeutic experience.

I have experience in the following areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions – smoking, alcoholism, drug use and gambling
  • Weight problems, disordered eating and an unhealthy lifestyle
  • Relationships issues and divorce
  • Childhood Issues
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Fears and phobias


Formal Qualifications Include…

* Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)

* Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy

I am also an active and current member of…

* Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

* Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)

* Counsellors & Psychotherapists Association (CAPA)

These nationally recognised bodies are the oldest and largest associations in their respective industries, who ensure members, are continually providing the highest quality of care and professionalism to their clients.

Through the 10 plus years I have been practicing I have an ongoing commitment to professional and personal development. My own personal unfoldment is an ongoing journey that I consider daily. It is through this commitment that I can offer my clients truly dedicated service.

All therapy is 100% confidential and private.

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