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 9 years of clinical experience across multiple settings. This includes university training and research clinics, public and private hospitals, and private practice. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults.
Natasha has experience and training in multiple mental health centres such as 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 training at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic (CBRC) where she worked 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. She spent 6 months in London where she worked in primary and high school settings providing behaviour and learning support in classrooms.
One of Natasha’ areas of special interest is working with adults with eating disorders (e.g. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, etc). Natasha has worked extensively in the treatment and management of eating disorders for over 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 confident in providing treatment to individuals with eating disorders under the new Medicare Eating Disorder Plan pathway.
Overall, Natasha’s main treatment approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy (ST), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Mindfulness Based strategies. She is trauma and attachment informed in her practice, and works with each person’s strengths in order to empower and guide them toward their goals. She 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, and currently offers supervision for registered psychologists looking to become endorsed in Clinical Psychology via the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program. Natasha is also currently a Clinical Supervisor at the UNSW Psychology Clinic.
Natasha sees clients by appointment Mon, Thurs and Fridays only, including after hours. She sees clients by appointment face to face and via telehealth at the Practice in Baulkham Hills, NSW. She has completed the Australian Governments Covid-19 infection control training and employs strict hygiene and physical distancing measures for face-to-face work.
Clients are welcome to book a telehealth appointment during Covid-19 physical distancing, or to arrange a face-to-face appointment if this is clinically indicated and you are symptom free.