Heather Gan

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Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate

Tuesdays: 9am - 5pm
Fridays: 9am - 5pm

Heather is currently accepting new clients

Areas of Special Interest

Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Borderline personality disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
  • Gender issues
  • Mood disorders

About Heather

About Heather

Heather is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and a PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate with a range of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across different settings. She has experience in university child and adult clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, private practice and Headspace.

Heather has worked with children experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bullying, and trauma. She has also provided parenting support and previously ran group programmes for parents of children with behavioural concerns.

Heather also has experience with treating adults with varying clinical presentations. She has worked with adults with anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ADHD.

Heather adopts a nurturing, rapport-based, client-centred approach in the therapy room, aiming to build a safe and open environment for her clients. She uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches with her clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She is passionate about helping her clients understand their emotions and mental health concerns better, and helping them achieve their therapeutic goals through skills-based approaches.

Heather completed her Bachelor in Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of Wollongong and is currently completing her PhD (Clinical Psychology). Her doctoral thesis focuses on children’s understanding and experience of moral emotions, taking into account cross-cultural parenting practices.

Heather sees children, adolescents and adults at our Alexandria consulting rooms. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Memberships & Registrations

Memberships & Registrations

  • Registration to provide psychology services with Medicare
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0002270793)
  • Member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Therapeutic Approaches

Meet Heather

Meet Heather

 

Heather was born and raised in Singapore, a sunny tropical island in South East Asia

 

Hidden talent is hula hooping

 

Heather was part of a dance crew in Singapore and spends her spare time going to dance classes

 

Always on the lookout for the best Asian food in Sydney