Practicing for 15 years, Heather has provided services in a broad range of settings including psychiatric outpatient group programs, forensic/correctional offender rehabilitation, and community settings including homeless hostels and rural/remote communities in her work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She works with adults, older adults, adolescents and LGBT clients experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety/panic, stress, grief and loss, trauma and relationship issues.
Heather has a special interest in supporting parents in all aspects of parenting; from nurturing parent/child bond, to managing difficult behaviours. Heather’s experience includes supporting parents to cope with the anxiety that becoming a new parent can evoke, riding the IVF roller coaster, navigating and responding to a developing child’s changing needs, to managing the task of parenting following separation and re-partnering, or coping with the loss of a child.
Heather’s approach is warm and down to earth and emphasises achieving outcomes as directed by her client. She tailors her approach dependent on client need and draws from Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and attachment based parenting approaches. She is accredited to deliver of Circle of Security Parenting and 123 Magic Parenting.