Harriet is a warm, genuine and kind psychologist. She adopts a non-judgemental, empathic and caring approach to therapy whilst seeking to create a safe environment for her clients.
Harriet’s approach to therapy is person-centred and trauma-informed. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of therapy, therefore she focuses on providing a space for clients to feel understood, heard and validated.
Harriet understands her clients’ difficulties as patterns of protection and survival, which helps clients to foster self-compassion for past and present suffering. She believes that when a person begins to notice and become aware of their own patterns of protection and survival – greater insight, self-understanding and growth can occur.
Experience and Interests
Harriet has training and experience working with adolescents, young people and adults, in both public and private settings, with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, stress, anger, and low self-esteem.
Harriet has a special interest in attachment difficulties and emotional dysregulation, and is passionate about working with young adults.
Harriet incorporates a range of evidence-based therapies including Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Her therapeutic approach is also guided by Polyvagal Theory.
How is Harriet Described by Her Clients?
Harriet’s clients describe her as friendly, warm and safe. Her clients often report feeling heard, seen and supported by her.
In her spare time, Harriet enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, eating-out at cafes and restaurants, going for walks and listening to music!