SONDER CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

SARAH TRAVERS

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ABOUT HER

Sarah is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience delivering evidence-based mental health interventions with compassion, empathy, and respect. She is passionate about helping people take an active role in overcoming their psychological difficulties, so that they can move towards living a meaningful and fulfilling life. 


She has worked in varied clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospital services, community mental health, and university clinics. She has also worked extensively in the digital mental health sphere, having co-developed numerous digital mental health interventions.  

 

Sarah is experienced in supporting people with a range of psychological difficulties, including:

  • Health anxiety 

  • Adjustment to acute and chronic illnesses

  • Adjustment to significant life stressors (e.g., retirement, relationship changes, work) 

  • Excessive stress

  • Low mood and depression 

  • Grief and loss 

  • Worry and generalised anxiety 

  • Perfectionism 

  • Self-criticism 

  • Self-esteem 

  • Social anxiety 

  • Relationship concerns

  • Difficulty maintaining work-life balance

  • Sleep issues

  • Burnout 

  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours 

  • Panic attacks

  • Procrastination 

  • Difficulties with decision-making, goal-setting, and problem-solving

Sarah is experienced in working with adults of all ages and life stages, with different abilities, from diverse professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds. She is also experienced in working with people of varying health statuses, such as those living with chronic illness, navigating survivorship, or grappling with end-of-life issues. Here, Sarah draws from her experience as a clinical psychologist at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, where she works collaboratively with cancer patients and their families as they navigate the challenges that can arise following the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Examples include adjusting to unexpected life changes, managing difficult thoughts and feelings, tolerating uncertainty, having difficult conversations, returning to work after illness, and finding meaning.


Sarah has also worked as clinical psychologist and clinical content developer at This Way Up at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney). In this role, Sarah has co-developed multiple online cognitive behaviour therapy programs for the treatment of depression, social anxiety, general stress, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress, and stress related to tertiary education and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and the University Medal from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Clinical Psychology (with Excellence) from the University of New South Wales.  She has full registration and endorsement as a clinical psychologist and is a board-approved supervisor (PSY0002093922) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Sarah is also a member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS), the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), and the Psychologists in Oncology Group.

HER APPROACH

Sarah focuses on delivering best-practice, evidence-based treatments in a warm and supportive environment. She has a friendly and relaxed manner which helps clients feel safe and comfortable when sharing their challenges and experiences. Sarah draws from scientifically-supported psychological treatments to develop individualised interventions that address each client’s needs and concerns.


The evidence-based therapies that Sarah uses in her clinical practice include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Compassion-Focussed therapy 

  • Existential Therapy 

  • Schema Therapy 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Please feel free to contact Sarah at:

Location:  27 Portman St, Zetland NSW 2017

Phone:  0482 061 399 (calls only)

Email:  admin@sarahtraverspsychology.com

Please note that if you are a new client and wish to make an appointment, please submit a contact form first.