Meet I’m A Celebrity show psychologist Kate Baecher


It’s her job to make sure reality show contestants are able to handle the most terrifying of experiences.

And psychologist Kate Baecher, 35, has revealed exactly what it’s like to coach Australia’s biggest stars, having recently worked on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and The Bachelor.

‘Working in TV allows me to meet and work with wild and utterly fascinating people, and use skills that will ultimately help me when I’m out in the field,’ she told BW this Saturday. 

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Dedicated: Psychologist Kate Baecher opened up to BW magazine on Saturday about working on series like I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here and The Bachelor 

Dedicated: Psychologist Kate Baecher opened up to BW magazine on Saturday about working on series like I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here and The Bachelor 

Dedicated: Psychologist Kate Baecher opened up to BW magazine on Saturday about working on series like I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here and The Bachelor 

The clinical psychologist went on: ”I take this very seriously because everyone who is on these shows are people first and foremost so they have the same problems that everybody else does in life – and those problems don’t go away just because we’ve stopped shooting.’  

In her role she has coached Shane Warne through his arachnophobia, helped Casey Donovan get over her fear of snakes and assisted Lisa Curry with her acrophobia. 

Meanwhile, the sought-after shrink is gearing up to work on the fourth season of I’m A Celebrity and the Bachelor In Paradise spin-off. 

Tough gig: In her role she has coached Shane Warne (pictured) through his arachnophobia

Tough gig: In her role she has coached Shane Warne (pictured) through his arachnophobia

Tough gig: In her role she has coached Shane Warne (pictured) through his arachnophobia

After serving as an army officer for 10 years, Kate signed on as the resident psychologist for I’m A Celebrity in 2015. 

She splits her time between working on TV show and assisting Backpacker Medics in Bangladesh – focusing on the plight of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya refugees. 

‘It is a different mental and psychological role for me from one job to the other and I actually enjoy the balance of the two,’ she explained.

Overcoming: The psychologist has also helped Casey Donovan get over her fear of snakes

Overcoming: The psychologist has also helped Casey Donovan get over her fear of snakes

Overcoming: The psychologist has also helped Casey Donovan get over her fear of snakes

'Working in TV allows me to meet and work with wild and utterly fascinating people, and use skills that will ultimately help me when I’m out in the field,' she added. Pictured: Lisa Curry

'Working in TV allows me to meet and work with wild and utterly fascinating people, and use skills that will ultimately help me when I’m out in the field,' she added. Pictured: Lisa Curry

‘Working in TV allows me to meet and work with wild and utterly fascinating people, and use skills that will ultimately help me when I’m out in the field,’ she added. Pictured: Lisa Curry

Social conscious: The 35-year-old, who has also worked with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with Backpacker Medics, said she enjoys the 'balance of the two' environments

Social conscious: The 35-year-old, who has also worked with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with Backpacker Medics, said she enjoys the 'balance of the two' environments

Social conscious: The 35-year-old, who has also worked with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with Backpacker Medics, said she enjoys the ‘balance of the two’ environments

Part of her mission is to ‘train refugees as first-aid responders and transporters’.

The bubbly blonde is the only psychologist on the medical team, which is focused on entering remote areas where other major health services aren’t present.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! starts on Network Ten, January 28th at 7.30pm.

Committed: Kate has worked extensively with Backpacker Medics in Bangladesh and Nepal, focused on the plight of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya refugees

Committed: Kate has worked extensively with Backpacker Medics in Bangladesh and Nepal, focused on the plight of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya refugees

Committed: Kate has worked extensively with Backpacker Medics in Bangladesh and Nepal, focused on the plight of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya refugees





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