Sarah is a registered clincial psychologist who completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland. She is passionate about working with children, adults, couples, and families, with experience providing assessment and psychological therapy to individuals across the lifespan.
Sarah has a person-centred, strengths-based approach and believes in the capacity of each and every client to self-actualise in the right environment. She harnesses a range of evidence-based therapies, specifically, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and will collaboratively work with her clients to determine the best approach for them.
Sarah works with children, adolescents and adults, as well as with relationships and families. She provides a safe, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space during sessions where clients feel comfortable to explore their psychological and emotional experiences. She enjoys being creative in her therapeutic approaches, especially with her child clients.
Understanding the importance of the parenting relationship to the development of healthy children and families motivated Sarah to pursue further experience and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples/relationships. Her approach in relationship therapy is collaborative and focuses on helping her clients to develop awareness and understanding of themselves as individuals towards building stronger relationships.
Sarah also has a particular interest and experience in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. She has worked in diverse roles and a variety of settings catering for the needs of people on the autism spectrum in Brisbane and Singapore. She has worked as a teacher-aide, inclusion support assistant, job coach, and more recently as a psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health, an acute psychiatric hospital in Singapore, where she worked with adults diagnosed with autism and/or intellectual disability. Sarah's interest in supporting the needs of the autistic community motivated her to investigate and research parenting factors that predict current adjustment in autistic adults. Her current PhD research is focused in this important area.