PsychologyA healthy person needs a healthy mind which is why our holistic approach to wellness includes psychological therapy.
Who we are
We are a dedicated team of psychologists who deliver psychological services within an organisation of workplace rehabilitation specialists. We are based in Brisbane with clinics located in Brisbane CBD, Aspley, Mt Gravatt, Jindalee and Gold Coast. The team are highly qualified, with all psychologists holding both psychology undergraduate degrees and masters level post-graduate degrees.
At AXIS, our areas of expertise include, supporting optimal psychological functioning within work-related environments and treating the psychosocial impacts on functioning in populations with persistent pain. Our services are wide ranging from prevention strategies, such as wellbeing programs within the workplace, to treating chronic conditions or injuries that continue to cause pain past normal healing times.
There is growing evidence for the role that psychosocial factors play within the workplace to boost productivity, improve employee retention and facilitate successful return to work outcomes. We aim to be caring and professional providers in this space and work compassionately with patients assisting them to get back to being able to do things that give them meaning and purpose again.
Although these are our specialty area, we are skilled in working with people with a variety of psychological presentations or who may have experienced major life disruptions that impact their mental health. We strive to provide a safe space for our clients to process their psychological experience by offering professional and outcome-based treatments.
How you can see us
At AXIS we see adult patients, seeking care privately or via referrals from GP MHCP, DVA, and NDIS. We can see you face to face or securely over telehealth. We also provide care under Worker’s Compensation claims, Comcare claims and Employee Assistance Programs. Please follow the links for more information about other specific services we offer including Pain Management, Worksite Assessments, Return to Work Services and Vocational Assessments.
We pride ourselves in being calm, steady, professional supports in times of big life adjustments, hardship and psychological suffering. If this sounds like the right fit for you, please read on for further information about our team. All bookings taken via phone (07 3229 9441) to make sure we have everything in place before your appointment.
Practices from: Brisbane CBD
Qualifications and Training
Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Endorsement as a Health Psychologist with AHPRA
Master of Applied Psychology (Health) from the University of Queensland
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from Australian Catholic University
Bachelor of Behavioural Science from the University of Queensland
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Sarah is passionate about supporting people going through challenging, life–changing circumstances. She offers a warm and compassionate space for people at times where they feel like their normal coping resources aren’t enough. She has particular interest in assisting with psychological adjustment to changes in our physical health such as injury, illness, perinatal wellbeing and pain management. Her background is in Health Psychology, which is a speciality area of psychology that focuses on understanding how our psychological health (what we think, how we feel and what we do) relates to our physical health and illness, as well as societal and cultural factors.
Sarah is used to working with people who may be seeking psychological support for the first time, such as sudden illness or workplace injury. She enjoys working collaboratively with other allied health teams to offer holistic care. Her role at AXIS involves working alongside specialist physiotherapists to deliver one-on-one functional rehabilitation programs for people living with persistent pain.
During your first session with her she will mainly be listening, but she will also answer any questions you might have and try to set you at ease with an idea of what treatment will be like. She is a collaborative therapist so she will check in with you to make sure you are making progress together. She will work with you to bridge the gap between how things are for you in the moment and how you’d like them to be.
Sarah works with adult clients and she has experience with a variety of psychological presentations. These include, but are not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment to stressful life events, Adjustment to Injury, Stress Management, Grief and Loss, Living with Persistent Pain, Living with other Chronic Health Conditions, Sleep Problems, Health Anxiety, Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, Workplace Bullying, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employee Assistance Programs.
Her specific therapeutic approaches include are traditional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Bookings via phone 07 3229 9441.
When and Where?
Appointments for psychology are made at time of referral at one of AXIS’ rooms:
Brisbane CBD – 280 Adelaide Street
Mt Gravatt – 2084 Logan Road
(at DFO, inside Goodlife Gym)
Aspley– Shop 2, 59 Albany Creek Road
(inside Hypermarket Medical Centre)
Jindalee – 16 Amazon Place
(at DFO, inside Goodlife Gym)
Gold Coast – Level 4, 2 Promethean Way, Robina
(Inside Bond Institute of Health and Sport)