PhD, BPsych (Hons)
Sarah’s practice is built on warmth, respect, and curiosity. She understands that fostering a genuine connection is central to successfully supporting her clients to masterfully navigate life’s challenges.
Sarah integrates therapeutic approaches to individually tailor her work with young people and adults. She primarily draws on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sarah can share with you established and emerging evidence-based insights and practical strategies to guide you through a range of challenges, including: social anxiety, generalised anxiety or excessive worry, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, phobias, panic, low mood and depression, and sleep problems. Sarah has a special interest in stress and trauma; she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and has completed additional training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Sarah is a provisional psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at University of South Australia (UniSA). She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a student subscriber to the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. In 2020 she served as student representative on the UniSA Psychology Advisory Board. These affiliations represent Sarah’s commitment to ongoing professional development, and to maintain an updated knowledge base about emerging trends and scientific advances in clinical practice and theory.
In 2019 Sarah completed a PhD in psychology looking at environmental behaviour-change intervention evaluation. She continues her involvement in applied research and is leading a three-year investigation into the psychological outcomes of Australia’s 2019-2020 bushfire season. She is interested in exploring the differences between direct and vicarious bushfire exposure on traumatic stress, posttraumatic growth, and coping styles. Sarah loves sharing knowledge and has taught into undergraduate psychology programs at UniSA since 2015 including co-supervision of psychology honours research students.
Outside of work you will find Sarah exploring nature and enjoying good food with family and friends.
Sarah consults at BlueSky Psychology on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
BlueSky Psychology, Level 10, 108 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000. 08 8212 3944.