Sarah Johnston

Sarah is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who is passionate about supporting the emotional and psychological well-being of clients. She is a warm and caring clinician, with a healthy sense of humour and who values creating a strong therapeutic relationship.


BPsySc (Hons) MProf Psych MPsych (Clin) MAAPi

Sarah has a caring and warm therapeutic approach, tailoring therapy to the needs and goals of clients. She values creating a safe therapeutic space for clients and recognises the importance of establishing a strong working alliance with clients.

Sarah utilises a variety of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy (ST) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Throughout her career Sarah has worked in a range of settings including government, university settings, non-profit
organisations, and private practice settings.

Sarah is particularly passionate about working with complex trauma and mood disorders. She enjoys providing longer term therapy, supporting clients to develop greater insight into the self and personal growth.

Sarah has had the opportunity to work with individuals across the life span, and has a particular interest in the following mental health concerns:

  • Adjusting to Major Life Changes
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Emotional Regulation 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Improving Self-Esteem 
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep Issues 
  • Trauma/Complex trauma

Sarah completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours at the University of Queensland, a Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Sunshine Coast and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland. Sarah is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI).