Sharon Jeyabalan is registered as an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has over 9 years experience working with children and families with a variety of needs including children with trauma and attachment difficulty backgrounds as well as adolsecents with significant mental health difficulties. Sharon was trained to utilise a range of assessment tools including cognitive and educational.
As part of her Master's degree Sharon's thesis examined the effectiveness of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach for children with high levels of anxiety. She conducted group therapy sessions with children and their parents, following a protocol she designed under the supervision of Mr Darin Cairns, Clinical Psychologist.
Sharon works with children and families, as well as adults, on a range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, stress, depression and selective mutism. She also has experience working with adolescents with complex needs and has a keen interest in this area, particularly trauma. Sharon adopts principles from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), attachment theory, functional analysis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).