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Sarah Fleming

Psychologist Manager - Intake & Admin 

Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar

Qualifications

  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology – Monash University

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) – La Trobe University

About Sarah

Sarah is passionate about psychological therapy and values seeing the positive change that is created through therapeutic engagement. She recognises the value of a genuine and warm therapeutic relationship and strives to work collaboratively with clients and their families to provide them with the support needed to create the change they would like to see. Sarah also recognises the difficulty that can be faced by parents in trusting someone to work with their children, and therefore aims to include parents in each step of the therapeutic process in a meaningful way.

Sarah has experience working across public, private and educational settings with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. She also currently works in a Primary School as a Student Wellbeing Psychologist and therefore has an in-depth understanding of the difficulties that can face children in these settings.

Sarah is committed to evidence-based therapeutic approaches. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based strategies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Sarah also incorporates play therapy techniques to help make sessions with young children fun and engaging.

Therapeutic Interests

Sarah enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing:

  • Anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks and phobias.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related disorders (including trichotillomania and dermatillomania).

  • Learning Difficulties and other difficulties related to the educational environment

  • Difficulties related to self-esteem and self-concept.

  • Perfectionism

  • Individuals from LGBTI communities or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity

  • Sarah also enjoys working with adults with concerns related to parenting