Dr Sarah Walker

MPsych(Clin), DPsych (Clin), MAPS, MCCP

I am a Clinical Psychologist, psychodynamic psychotherapist, supervisor, and educator with a career spanning 20 years of clinical and academic practice.

I have extensive experience in working with a broad range of adult psychological problems including anxiety disorder, depression trauma (PTSD), eating disorders, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and medically unexplained symptoms. More specifically, I specialise in eating disorders, personality disorders, and medically unexplained symptoms.

Post-doctorate, I pursued further core training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) under the supervision of Dr Stephen Arthey (Melbourne) and advanced training in Norway with Dr Patricia Coughlin. 

About Dr Sarah Walker

I have published and presented on the topic of treatment and research outcomes of eating disorders, suicide prevention and personality disorders.

I work for Queensland Public Health as a Senior Clinical Psychologist offering Clinical consultation and training in personality disorders and suicide. I also run an established private practice in Robina, Gold Coast.

Education & Post Graduate Training

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology - UQ
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology - Bond University

  • Core ISTDP Training (3 yrs)
  • Advanced ISTDP (5 yrs) with Dr Steven Arthey
  • Advanced ISTDP Training (2 yrs) with Dr Patricia Couglan

Memberships & Registrations

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (APHRA): Licence number: PSY0000966143 
  • United Kingdom: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): Licence number PYL38102 
  • Registered primary supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Registered non-doctor approved supervisor for The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
  • Supervisor Training and Approval Program (STAP) accredited primary supervisor
  • Authorised Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Act 2016
  • International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association 
  • ISTDP Australia