Natasha Herbert is a warm, down-to-earth Clinical Psychologist. She is calm and dynamic in her approach, working with each person’s strengths in therapy. Natasha is non-judgemental and believes in the value of building a strong therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe, at ease and supported to make effective changes for their life.
Natasha has been working as a registered Psychologist for over 6 years across multiple settings. These have included public and private hospitals, and private practice. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults on whatever stressors and difficulties they may be experiencing.
Natasha has worked in multiple specialist psychology centres including the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUFAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital where she worked specifically with people experiencing intense and interfering worry, panic, obsessive and compulsive thoughts/behaviours, social anxiety and health related anxiety.
She completed specialist training at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic (CBRC). This included working with parents and families where children and young people experienced behavioural and emotional difficulties (e.g. anger and aggression, emotional outbursts, oppositional behaviour, school refusal). ?Natasha has also worked with adolescents and young adults at Headspace, supporting them through a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, worry, stress, eating and body concerns, family and peer conflict, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. In addition, she has a background of Applied Behavioural Analysis Therapy (ABA), for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families.
One of her areas of special interest is in the treatment and management of eating disorders in adults (e.g. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder). Natasha has worked extensively in this area for the past 7 years. She has Inpatient, Day Program and Outpatient experience, and has worked at services including Wesley Eating Disorder Clinic, and the Eating Disorders Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Natasha is eligible to provide sessions under the new Medicare items for eating disorders.
Overall, Natasha’s main treatment approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Mindfulness Based strategies. She is trauma informed and works with each person’s strengths in order to empower and guide them toward their goals. She understands stress and setbacks can be difficult to work through. Her approach is patient and enthusiastic, and she will work alongside you to help you understand what may be maintaining your distress, build your skills and self-confidence.
- mood concerns,
- behaviour problems,
- child anxiety,
- performance anxiety,
- selective mutism,
- panic disorder,
- eating disorders,
- bipolar disorder,
- personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder (BPD),
- self-harm including cutting, burning and suicidal thoughts
- grief & loss issues,
- adjustment issues,
- school problems,
- oppositional behaviours,
- low self-esteem,
- sleep problems,
- academic struggles, learning difficulties
- general counselling and support
- individual therapy
- supporting families
Natasha relates to, and works well with people from all cultures and spiritual backgrounds. She is respectful of all walks of life and faith, and can draw on these in therapy where relevant.
Natasha is also an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor for the 4+2, 5+1, Masters and Clinical Psychology Registrar training programs.
Natasha sees clients by appointment Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays, including after hours.