Sarah Laird

Sarah Laird

Provisionally Registered Psychologist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours)

Main Areas of Interest:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Identity Development
  • Trauma
  • Gender Dysphoria

Sarah works across the lifespan starting with children aged 6 and onwards.

Sarah is a provisional psychologist who is currently undertaking her two-year internship toward general registration. Sarah works from an attachment informed, evidence-based framework to provide care that is tailored to each individual. Sarah works with warmth, curiosity, and good humour to understand clients’ lived experience and honour their individuality. Sarah is currently training in Family Based Treatment (FBT; Maudsely Method), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Sarah believes in comprehensive, wrap around care, believing that individuals cannot be treated in isolation from their physical and social systems. Following a client-centred approach, Sarah hopes to develop client relationships rooted in honesty, compassion and non-judgement.

Sarah’s main area of interest in mental health is in working with individuals and families experiencing the challenges associated with eating disorders, gender identity, body dysmorphia and disordered eating. Additionally, Sarah is interested in working with people who are experiencing mood and personality disorders, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, major life changes or disruption, and relationship concerns.

Sarah can see clients referred under mental health care plans, NDIS and EAPs. However, she is currently ineligible to provide rebates under the Medicare better access scheme. Sarah’s fees are adjusted to reflect this.

Location

Nundah

Approach to Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy

 

Full list of services provided

 

  • Abuse
  • Academic Performance
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Adoption
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Burnout
  • Crisis Management
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Coping with Disability
  • Depression
  • Divorce/ Separation
  • Eating Disorders

 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fertility
  • General Counselling
  • Identity Problems
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Illness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Performance/Sports
  • Phobias
  • Post-Natal Depression

 

  • Pornography Addiction
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Schizophrenia
  • School Refusal
  • Self Esteem and Self-Development
  • Self-Harm
  • Social skills
  • Stress
  • Substance Misuse
  • Trauma
  • Teenagers
  • NDIS
  • Victims of Crime
  • Workcover
  • Weight Management

Sarah has appointments available at Nundah