Kobie Tatlow

Registered Psychologist
BSocSc(Family Studies)


Kobie has been a Registered Psychologist since October 2002 and has had extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in both not-for-profit community organisations and private settings; in Eastern Melbourne and in London over this duration. Kobie has held senior roles including providing staff management and counselling services to high risk clients faced with homeless-related issues and other conditions such as anxiety, depression, at-risk behaviours, childhood abuse, Acquired Brain Injury, and relationship and familial issues. In addition as a Manager at Huntington’s Victoria, which included providing counselling to a range of clients in the adjustment of the diagnosis and the implications of living with Huntington’s disease (a genetic, neurodegenerative disease) and all those affected in their support network.

Prior to joining the DS Psychology Group, Kobie’s most recent experience included the provision of counselling in a community based palliative care setting for paediatric, adolescent, adult and elderly clients. Through this Kobie developed significant interest in providing counselling in the adjustment to the diagnosis of chronic and life limiting illnesses and the range of issues faced by the individual, carer and family members involved; and providing bereavement counselling and support groups for carers and family members. Kobie also held a management position in this organisation where she acquired extensive experience providing support to staff with clinical supervision, workplace difficulties and professional development.

Through her varied work roles and contexts, Kobie implements a psychodynamic therapeutic orientation, which enables her to address the underlying, causes and motivators of a client’s behaviours, to increase a client’s insight on their individual strengths and challenges learnt in early experiences and the impact on behavioural patterns in the present. Kobie draws on extensive knowledge of grief and loss and family theories in her work with individuals and families. She effectively integrates and utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness based approaches to assist people with practical strategies and symptom management. In her work with couples Kobie draws on Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Systems approaches to help couples develop more productive and intimate forms of communication. Importantly Kobie aims to promote positive and meaningful outcomes for the client, closing the gap of where they are now, to where they want to be; journeying alongside the client in assisting them to achieve meaningful outcomes in the shortest amount of time possible.


Clinical Interests



  • Adjustment to chronic health issues (palliative and progressive)
  • Life transition/adjustment difficulties
  • Carer support
  • Grief and Loss/Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship and familial issues
  • Occupational difficulties
  • Trauma (Childhood abuse, suicide, DV)
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Homelessness related issues, social isolation


Children and Adolescents

  • Adjustment to chronic health issues (palliative and progressive)
  • Parental separation
  • Sibling and parental bereavement
  • Friendship issues
  • Study stress and academic concerns
  • Low self esteem
  • Behavioural issues
  • School refusal
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Grief and Loss Therapy Interventions
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Emotion Focused Therapy


Client Groups

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families


Kobie offers daytime appointments on a Monday, Tuesdays and Thursday at our Ringwood Office.