Sarah Ashton, Psychologist

Everything you need for a wonderful life is inside you. I can help you discover it.

 
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About Sarah

B.A Psych (Hons), PhD Candidate, Assoc. MAPS

I believe in a flexible, non-judgemental approach to treatment, and my treatment space is relaxed, warm and supportive.

I promote your empowerment through reflective exploration. Together, we will develop your understanding of your inner world, and use this to uncover practical ways to change your world for the better. 

I am a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have over 9 years experience providing assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults.

I have treated people with a variety of complex issues, in private practice and in previous roles, including at the Department of Justice offending behaviour programs, the Department of Human Services youth rehabilitation programs, and in workplace rehabilitation.

My PhD research at Monash University explores young women’s experiences of pornography.

I am the Director and founder of Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS).

Skills and interests:

Mental health

  • Personality Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Trauma

Sexual health

  • Developing satisfying sexual relationships

  • Overcoming sexual anxieties

  • Healing sexual trauma

  • Understanding pornography use

  • LGBTIQ+ support

Forensic assessment and treatment

  • Sexual offending

  • Domestic violence

  • Substance use

Therapeutic Style:

I provide innovative, personalised, supportive treatment utilising evidence-based methods including:

  • Schema Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Pricing and rebates

Before you book your first session, contact me for a brief phone chat to assess your personal situation and how we can best work together.

After that, sessions are available face-to-face, or via phone or Skype. A 50 minute session is $190. A 10% surcharge applies for session after 6pm.

I am a registered provider for:

  • Medicare (rebates available)

  • Psychological Strategies, part of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care Program (formerly known as ATAPS)

  • National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS)

  • Work safe

  • Victims of crime

Rooms

Studio 6 [Artemisia Natural Therapies],
First Floor,
459-475 Sydney Rd [Mariana Hardwick Building],
Brunswick, 3056

 

Contact me

Send me a message, briefly explaining why you would like to see me and times you are available.

Or if you prefer:
Ph: 0434 901 365
Email: sarah@sashton.com.au

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