Kate Szymanski

Kate is a facilitator with Quest for Life and is a qualified counsellor and Dru yoga teacher. Kate is a passionate advocate of the healing properties of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.

Kate spent the majority of her working life in the corporate world of advertising and marketing.

Everything changed when she was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer and was only given a short time to live over a decade ago.

This experience prompted a search for a pathway to health and led her to Petrea King’s Quest for Life program where she found peace and learned strategies to help her navigate this monumental challenge more skilfully.

The work she does at Quest for Life provides her with a wealth of opportunities to connect and share with others the health and well-being it has brought her.

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Funding Options for Residential Programs


Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.


Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.


We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

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1300 941 488