Psychologist & Family Therapist
Harriet is an empathetic, driven, and goal-directed individual. Harriet grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Given her love for physical exercise, Harriet obtained fitness and personal training qualifications whilst studying at university; she worked as a fitness instructor for 3 years. Harriet moved to New South Wales after having been offered a place in a psychology honours program at the University of Sydney. She loves the fast-paced, vibrant life of Sydney, and intends to remain in the city, long-term.
Harriet’s decision to pursue a career in psychology was fuelled by her desire to embark on a career that would up-skill her in the area of mental health, psychological assessment and evidence-based therapy. Harriet’s career aspiration is to up-skill and support her clients and patients in enhancing their self-efficacy, self-confidence, and self-compassion by providing them with evidenced-based tools to effectively manage their behaviours, cognitions, and emotions.
Harriet promotes a holistic approach to mental and physical health and well-being; she considers all elements of her clients and patients, from the physical, to their emotional and social wellbeing. Given her legal and psychological background, Harriet enjoys problem solving, and working collaboratively with her clients to establish short and long-term goals, and the steps necessary to facilitate goal attainment and goal maintenance.
In terms of therapeutic modalities, she has experience in the following modalities:
- motivational interviewing,
- cognitive behaviour therapy,
- cognitive behaviour therapy – enhanced (for eating disorders),
- dialectical behaviour therapy,
- maudsley family based therapy (for children and adolescents),
- acceptance and commitment therapy;
- mindfulness based practices.
You can read more about Harriet here.
Harriet works at BodyMatters on Mondays and Thursdays.