Heather is a PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate with a range of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across different settings. She has experience in university child and adult clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, and Headspace.
Heather has seen clients with varying clinical presentations. She has worked with children experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bullying, and trauma. She has also provided parenting support and previously ran group programmes for parents of children with behavioural concerns. Heather has worked with adults with anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ADHD.
Heather adopts a nurturing, rapport-based, client-centered approach in the therapy room, aiming to build a safe and open environment for her clients. She uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches with her clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She is passionate about helping her clients understand their emotions and mental health concerns better, as well as to achieve their therapeutic goals through skills-based approaches.
Heather completed her Bachelor in Psychological Science (Honours) at University of Wollongong and is currently completing her PhD (Clinical Psychology). Her doctoral thesis focuses on children’s understanding and experience of moral emotions, taking into account cross-cultural parenting practices.
Heather currently offers appointments at Calvert & Associates Psychology on Tuesdays and Fridays. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.