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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. This includes working with both survivors of and perpetrators of family violence, supporting all those to move past their past relationships difficulties and move into a position of empowerment.  

Sharon provides individual therapy for adults, young people, and children.  She also prepares Family Reports for separating couples who need support to decide what arrangements are in their childrens’ best interests.  For more information on this service, please see here.

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  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr. of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Soc. Sciences (with Hons.)
  • Grad. Dip. of Family Dispute Resolution Practice
  • AHPRA Registered
  • Aust. Psychological Society member
  • Aust. Clinical Psychologist Association member
  • Australian Dispute Resolution member

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 Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic principles.