Kate Dempsey, MScMed (HSSH) Counselling, BSc, BEd, DipCounselling
Kate Dempsey is a sexologist and relationship counsellor in private practice, Townsville. She is a trauma-informed sex therapist who works with adult individuals, couples and other relationship styles. She holds a Master of Science in medicine (HIV, STIs and sexual health) counselling from the University of Sydney and her professional registrations include: Queensland College of Teachers, Australian Counselling Association and Society of Australian Sexologists. She is also a member of the European Society of Sexual Medicine and the International Society of Sexual Medicine. Kate is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist having completed Level 1 in 2018, Level 2 IFIO in 2021 and is on staff as a Level 2 IFIO Program Assistant. She is an academic at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health within the postgraduate psychosexual therapy pathway. In addition to seeing private clients, Kate is an embedded contractor at one of Phoenix Australia’s accredited trauma recovery programs as a program facilitator for veterans and first responders who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The module “Sexual Function and PTSD” was designed and written by Kate in 2019 and is a valued and ongoing component of the program. Kate’s background is in teaching where she taught for over a decade in Australia and England in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Science. During her educational career, Kate recognised that sexuality education was not meeting the needs of our young people, and this led her into retraining as a Sexologist where she provides sexuality education in a variety of settings as well as psychosexual therapy in her private practice. Kate is the current secretary for the Queensland branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists.
Financial: Kate Dempsey has employment relationships with Sexology North Queensland, University of Sydney, Townsville Private Clinic, and Family Health Connections Pty Ltd. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kate Dempsey has no relevant non-financial relationships.