Dr. Sharon Connell
Sharon is a warm, empathic Clinical Psychologist who has experience working with all age groups and a wide range of presentations. She practices evidence-based and effective therapy in a professional, yet supportive manner, maintaining her expertise through continuing professional development. Sharon uses her genuine interest and natural curiosity of the client’s difficulties to draw out the ‘essence’ of the person. Thus, Sharon forms a strong understanding of her clients and aims to provide individual, tailored therapy which aligns with the client’s psychological needs.
Sharon has a special interest in working with adults and young people who have experienced sexual assault and/or complex trauma, and with children who have been abused physically, emotionally, and/or sexually. She also has a special interest in working with separated families and understands the complexities of family breakdown for parents and their children.
- Clinical Psychologist
- Dr. of Psychology (Clinical)
- Bachelor of Soc. Sciences (with Hons.)
- Grad. Dip of Family Dispute Resolution Practice
- AHPRA (Reg. No. PSY0001888756)
- Australian Psychological Society
- Australia Clinical Psychologist Association
Preferred Therapeutic Approach
Sharon’s therapeutic approach is integrative; the inter-weaving of various, best-practice psychology techniques and strategies to readily establish a therapeutic alliance with her clients, along with creating a safe, neutral and trusted healing environment. She uses a combination of psychological therapies, in collaboration with the client, including Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, CBT, mindfulness, Schema Therapy, and psychodynamic principles.
Bridgette Stevenson is a registered Psychologist who has extensive experience working with a range of mental health issues across the lifespan, though particularly eating disorders. She practices evidence based and appropriate psychological interventions and considers the unique circumstances of each client.
Bridgette has experience working within both the public and private sector including inpatient and community treatment services. She has a commitment to ongoing learning and development, completing further training in Family Based Therapy for eating disorders (FBT), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E), Schema Therapy for eating disorders, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Bridgette has a special interest in working with adults and young people with eating disorders and body image concerns. She is passionate about providing a high quality of care and therefore has extensive training within this domain. Bridgette is currently working across the coast within community and inpatient eating disorder treatment facilities.
Bridgette completed her qualifications at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, before relocating to her home town of Mildura, Victoria, to continue her career. Bridgette is excited to have followed a lifelong dream of living and working on the Sunshine Coast and to have the opportunity to provide eating disorder specific treatment to those within the Noosa and surrounding areas.
- Bachelor of Psychology (with Hons.)
- General Registration – AHPRA