Harriet is a Clinical Psychologist and is also accredited in the use of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), by IPT-UK. She has worked within NHS services with people experiencing a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety and worry, self-harm, Autism Spectrum Conditions, learning disabilities, and complex behaviours.
Harriet works in a supportive and collaborative way to understand what life is like for clients, and to empower young people and families to realise their own strengths and potential to cope with and work through difficulties for a better quality of life. She recognises that people develop particular ways to cope, which are understandable, but might have stopped being helpful. Harriet often offers support in understanding patterns of coping, behaviour or relationships, and uses this to help clients to make positive changes in their lives. Harriet draws on a range of therapeutic approaches (for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Analytic approaches) to work with young people and/or their families to find an approach that best fits for them.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents
IPT-A is usually offered over 12 sessions and is an evidence-based treatment for depression. Harriet is able to offer this if it is appropriate for a young person. It makes links between depression and relationships- difficulties in relationships can contribute to depression, and depression can also contribute to difficulties in relationships. IPT-A supports in making positive steps, for example starting to do activities that may have stopped since depression symptoms started, and building on positive relationships as part of a team of support around the young person. IPT-A also makes clear plans for how a young person could manage if depression symptoms started to return.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Leeds
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies (Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents), University of Northumbria, Newcastle
MSc Psychological Research, University of Sheffield
BSc Psychology, University of Sheffield
Harriet is registered with the Healthcare Professionals Council (HCPC).