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.
Alongside providing individual and group therapy in private practice, Harriet is passionate about providing education to the community, in the form of a workshop or training. She particularly enjoys working with Medical and Allied Health Professionals and the School Community in prevention and management of symptoms of an eating disorder and other comorbid conditions. If you would like to discuss the training that BodyMatters can offer and tailor to your community, please contact Harriet, via her email,
As a registered psychologist, Harriet is also a member of the Australia Psychological Society, and Committee Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Sydney Branch. Harriet is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). 

You can read more about Harriet here

Harriet works at BodyMatters on Mondays and Thursdays.