Areas of Interest
Sarah has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders and post traumatic stress disorder. She also has significant experience working alongside clients experiencing postnatal depression and anxiety, birth trauma or attachment difficulties. Other areas include self esteem, relationships, grief and loss, parenting and emotional regulation difficulties.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotional Regulation skill development
Emotion Focused therapy (for couples and individuals)
Circle of Security training (for couples or individuals)
Attachment based therapy
Sarah particularly enjoys the use of EMDR which is an effective approach that has helped relieve many types of psychological distress. In addition to being used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder it can also assist in the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, complicated grief, sexual abuse, performance anxiety, and stress reduction. EMDR is a treatment endorsed by the World Health Organisation. It is a treatment approach that many clients prefer due to not having to talk in detail about their trauma and given that symptomatic reduction is often achieved in a shorter timeframe than other trauma treatments. (EMDRAA website)
Every couple has the tendency to get stuck in particular ways of relating and responding to each other. Couples sessions focus on identifying the cycle or pattern that you may be stuck in and working together to find ways to change this cycle so that both you and your partner feel more satisfied, connected and secure within the relationship.
Fees and rebates
Clients who have seen their GP and accessed a Mental Health Care Plan are eligible to claim 10-20 sessions per calendar year. A rebate of $87.45 per session applies.
Private Health Fun Rebates
If you have private health cover, you may be eligible for a rebate without a GP referral. You will need to check with your fund to establish the amount of the rebate.
The Australian Psychological Society's current recommended rate is $260 per 50 minute session. In House Psychology offers treatment at significantly lower rates.
Fees are: $190 for individual sessions
$190 for standard couples sessions
$250 for 90 minute couples sessions
(please contact directly to arrange extended sessions)