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About me

Natalie Harman

Once upon a time I worked for large pharmaceutical corporations in London, in a variety of different roles, including performance coaching. I learned a lot and mostly enjoyed my time, but as I personally and emotionally grew, I realised it wasn’t what I wanted to do anymore; I wasn’t living an authentic life in line with my values and aspirations. Having gained immense insight and consequently experiencing profound transformation as a result of my own personal psychotherapy and mindfulness practice, I knew I wanted to retrain as a psychotherapist. Making the leap was not easy with a full-time career, but I leapt ahead and started retraining part-time in psychodynamic therapy in London.

 

Soon after, I migrated to Sydney, newly married and with a 3-month old son. I left a successful corporate career to be a stay-at-home mother. These were huge life changes, experienced in a very short time.  Our second son followed, and a couple of years later I  resumed my studies and embarked on a further four-year training in counselling and psychotherapy with the Jansen Newman Institute in Sydney. Having also benefited enormously from a personal mindfulness and meditation practice, I also trained as a mindfulness and meditation teacher.

 

Our third son followed, and now I am a mother to three young boys, a mindfulness and meditation teacher and a clinically accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with PACFA.

 

I work from an integrated, trauma-informed, somatic and holistic perspective. I strive for authenticity, both within myself and with my clients. I provide a nurturing, purposeful therapeutic connection with my clients, which provides a safe space for clients to discover and explore their emotions, process their experiences, and consequently uncover their authentic self.

 

I work with individuals experiencing the following:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • stress

  • exhaustion and burnout

  • a sense of emptiness and loss

  • bereavement and grief

  • trauma, PTSD and complex trauma

  • difficulties coping with life stressors and major life changes such as migration, retirement or parenthood

  • relationship problems

  • a longing for connection

  • feeling flat and lifeless

I also offer relationship counselling. I follow the Gottman Method Couples Therapy process, which has 40-years of evidence based research behind it. I am trained to Level 2 and I also incorporate many therapeutic techniques into this process, including but not limited to: psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness-based therapies, and somatic therapy. 

My counselling practice is located in Strathfield, NSW. Daytime, weekend and evening appointments are available.

Information on Becoming Mindful programs, can be found under the 'My Services' tab