Heather Whitchurch

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Professional Experience

Heather has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and couples covering a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, trauma/PTSD, family of origin and attachment issues, personal development and growth, anger management, vocational stress, sleep disturbances, relationships, family conflict, parenting, adjustment issues, aging and transition across the lifespan.

Heather believes that the client’s individual needs guide the therapy pathway, and she uses a variety of psychotherapeutic models in a holistic approach. She is trained in evidence-based therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour, Interpersonal, Schema, Psychodynamic, Brief Solution-focused therapies, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).

Heather’s style is warm and caring, providing a safe place for you to let go of the past, resolve present issues, and learn new life skills, strategies and techniques for healthier living. She believes that psychological issues are a normal part of being human, and she welcomes the resolution and empowerment her clients find to move forward and create richer, more meaningful lives. Heather’s passion and continuing research is in the mind-body connection of nutritional effects on mental health, as their interaction becomes more widely known and integrated into psychological treatments.

Qualifications

  • Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) Curtin University, Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours, Curtin University, Western Australia