Sarah McMurtrie

Counselling Psychologist

Sarah is passionate about approaching mental health from a holistic perspective. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in community, school, corporate EAP, and private practice settings. Through this experience, Sarah has focused her practice on treatment with adolescents (13 years +) and adults, with a special interest in recovery from trauma.

Sarah believes that therapy provides an opportunity for profound positive change through understanding and examining our experiences more deeply. Through her training in Counselling Psychology, Sarah places a strong emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship, built on safety and respect.

Sarah has undertaken extensive additional training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) through the Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy and continues to participate actively in this community. She has found that attending to and reprocessing emotionally painful past experiences has a liberating and transformative effect on previously debilitating and stuck behaviour patterns. Sarah enjoys assisting her clients on a pathway of true healing, supporting them as whole and capable individuals, not simply a cluster of symptoms.

Sarah also uses a variety of evidence-based cognitive interventions to adapt to each client’s support needs and strengths including CBT, mindfulness, and ACT.

Areas that Sarah works with include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment and Trauma disorders
  • Existential issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Vocational and Workplace issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationships

Sarah is available for appointments from our Camberwell location on Mondays and Thursdays.

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