Sarah is a Forensic Psychologist that has worked primarily in the public sector in both Australia and New Zealand. She possesses a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Sarah is skilled in conducting a range of forensic risk assessments, with expertise writing psychological reports to inform the court and Parole Board. She has delivered therapeutic groups to address violent and sexual offending, and has experience providing individual treatment to a range of clients.
Sarah utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches to reach outcomes that are mutually beneficial for clients and the community, with a focus on assisting clients reach deeper understandings of themselves and find more helpful ways of responding to difficulties. Sarah is able to provide therapy to assist clients experiencing interpersonal difficulties, difficulties moderating emotions such as anger, experiencing grief and loss, stress, depression, anxiety, learning healthier ways of coping, being more assertive, improving self-esteem, to address criminal attitudes, substance abuse, and violent or sexually harmful behaviours.
Sarah’s academic research and conference presentations have focused on personality disorders, the reasons people offend, and expectant mothers’ experiences of substance abuse, spousal abuse, and mental health.