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Meet the Team
FOUNDER & PRINICIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Sarah is a registered Psychologist holding a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Sarah has over 20 years experience working with women and their families in the area of Perinatal Mental Health. She is a mother herself of two boys and has a passion for assisting all women achieve optimal well-being during the perinatal period and a genuine, empathic approach to support parents who have experienced a loss through the grief process. Sarah also has extensive experience with parent/child attachment and child behavioural management and is a facilitator of the International Circle of Security Parenting Program. Utilising a combined approach of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Person Centred Therapy, Sarah provides therapeutic intervention and support to women in the perinatal period, with a significant focus on connection, nurturing and mindfulness approaches.
Fiona is a provisionally registered Psychologist and completing the 4+2 internship. She is the mother of 2 children and previously spent over 25 years working in the corporate sector before deciding to pursue her life-long passion of wanting to support people to live happier and healthier lives by completing her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in 2020. Through her genuine, person-centred style, Fiona offers an empathic approach to her Provisional Psychology role. Clients value her youthful energy and gentle nature, and Fiona enjoys working alongside her clients to help them meet their therapeutic and life goals by using a range of evidence-based therapies. Fiona has a specific interest in the Perinatal and Early Parenting Field, additionally training through the Mental Health Professional Network to expand knowledge and skills in this area of psychology. She is deeply passionate about mindfulness meditation and self-compassion.