Sarah Piper is an experienced registered psychologist who has worked in both remote and urban settings in Australia, as well as a range of international contexts, including countries of the former Yugoslavia and more recently Cyprus and the Middle East. She completed a Masters of Applied Psychology at Macquarie University and has worked in child protection, school counselling and community development.
She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families and in particular people struggling with anxiety and mood disorders. Sarah is an accredited trainer of the Resilience Doughnut, presenting to parent groups, commercial organizations and schools. She facilitates parent workshops as well as groups for young people to help them feel stronger in themselves and increase their resilience in times of change or adversity. Sarah is approachable, authentic and easy to connect with, taking great interest in the strengths that people bring and how they might use these to move forward in their lives.
Sarah is professionally interested in the daily life implications for those struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar and general mood instability. Working with people to improve sleep is also a particular speciality. As a mother of four, she has a keen interest in the healthy development of children and families and likes to work with parents at all stages.
For those adjusting to life's transitions she can ably walk alongside them to discover what strategies will enable them to live and function more fully.
Her main areas of interest and experience are:
- Child, adolescent & adult counselling
- All types of anxiety and mood disorders
- Self-esteem and identity issues
- School difficulties
- Parent training and family support
- Building resilience - both adults and children
- Managing stress and work/life balance
- Critical Incident Interventions
Cost: $180 (individuals) and $196 (couples) per 55 min session
Blogs and podcasts posted by Sarah
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The following Hot Topic, presented by Sarah Piper, is available online:
Emotional Coaching: Help children understand their feelings