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.

I have been working on and off with Paula since 2008. She has been a tremendous help in both my personal and sporting life. She is a vibrant personality whose expertise is second to none offering a very comfortable, compassionate and empathetic environment coupled with steadfast tools to facilitate any challenges I have faced with great success.

Maia NZ Women’s National Football Team