Catherine with Hamish the Therapy Assistance dog

COVID-19 Update

Please, please, please a million times over, be safe and know we’ll make it to the other side together, from all of us at the TOTBG Team.

The TOTBG Tribe has now extended to include folks from all the state’s and territories. A huge and wonderful achievement. Stay safe, stay well.


Thinking Outside The Box Geelong (TOTBG) is a Mental Health and Wellness Agency, founded in 2016 by

CEO Catherine H Lappin.


Catherine is a qualified Teacher, Lecturer, Psychotherapist, Counselor and Hypnotherapist who brings the experience from each of these disciplines to her work at TOTBG.

Catherine migrated with her young family from Scotland more than two decades ago and taught in the Geelong area for many years before deciding to re-direct her career. To this end Catherine attended both Deakin and Ballarat Universities where she attained post graduate degrees in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counseling. Further qualifications in Hypnotherapy and Business followed.

At TOTBG Catherine leads a team qualified in Youth Work, Mental Health, Disability and more.

Good Mental Wellness .

Some video about TOTB that will inspire you

Client testimonials, good news stories