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Harriet grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where she completed both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Adelaide. During university, Harriet also completed her fitness and personal training qualifications. Harriet’s decision to pursue a career in psychology was fueled by her desire to embark on a career that utilises both her psychology and fitness qualifications. She believes that there is a natural synergy between the two given the positive links that exist between exercise and mental health. After being accepted into a psychology honours program at the University of Sydney in 2020, Harriet relocated to NSW.
Due to her background in psychology and fitness, Harriet aims to specialise in the assessment and treatment of clients who present with exercise and eating pathology and comorbid disorders. For example: Anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Harriet’s overarching career aspiration is to support her clients to navigate the numerous factors underpinning their cognitions, emotions and behaviours. She aims to strengthen her clients’ self-efficacy, self-confidence, and self-compassion by providing them with evidenced-based tools to better manage their behaviours, cognitions, and emotions.
Harriet utilises a variety of techniques in her therapies. These include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Dialectal Behavioural Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Maudsley Family Based Therapy
She addresses a variety of presenting issues such as:
- Eating disorders
Harriet advocates for a holistic approach to health and well-being. She considers all elements of her clients, from the physical, to their emotional and social wellbeing. Harriet also aims to understand how a client’s behaviours influence their cognitions and emotions. She is calm and empathetic, yet directive, goal-oriented, and solution-focused.
Having a legal and psychological background, Harriet enjoys problem solving and working collaboratively with the client to determine the best therapeutic approach and the necessary steps the client must undertake to successfully achieve their therapeutic goals and maintain their psychological gains.