Sarah De Wattignar

SPA Associate
027 3533755

Background

Sarah is a clinical psychologist who works with athletes and their families to address barriers to optimal success and performance. She is inspired by the genuine connection she builds with her clients and by the changes and progress they make.

She is trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In addition to her work with elite and developing athletes, Sarah has experience with clients with a range of emotional and behavioral issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, violence, grief and psychosis. Her work is influenced by long standing interests in building the therapeutic relationship and selecting interventions for the individual for the greatest effectiveness. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Auckland with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

We(NZCPA) have been working with Paula for the past 3 years and found Paula to be extremely professional and effective in dealing with our player’s clinical issues. Paula’s become a key service provider for us over the past 3 years and has an in depth knowledge in her own field but also sport in general.

Sanj Silva - National Personal Development Manager- NZCPA