Sherri has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a diploma in hypnotherapy. She also keeps up with the latest treatments, which includes her particular interest in Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Sherri has worked in the areas of grief and loss, special needs, communication difficulties and education, and has extensive experience in mental health. She has counselled children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families in rural and metropolitan South Australia and the United Kingdom. Sherri's strengths include her ability to establish good rapport with her clients, show empathy for others, provide a clear and rational of the problem, and provide advice and strategies that can be incorporated and effectively into her client's lives.
Sherri provides help to adolescents, families, adults and older adults in the areas of:
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People consult psychologists for all sorts of reasons. Psychologists are highly trained therapists who help people function better in their lives and prevent ill health and other problems from developing. They allow people to find more successful ways of handling every day life problems. The majority of people seen are well adjusted and are going through a stressful period, or are struggling with a big change or decision.
Psychologists provide an objective, supportive, confidential environment for people to communicate openly, express feelings, and resolve issues without judgement. They help people identify the cause of their difficulty, and gain skills and knowledge to change problematic aspects of their life, without the need for pharmacological intervention.
Psychologists use observation, interviews and tests/ questionnaires to understand peoples' issues. They choose from many psychological treatments and therapeutic techniques. Two such treatments are ACT and Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). ACT is about learning to have unwanted thoughts and feelings (such as grief, anxiety and pain), committing to the things that really matter in your life (your values), and taking steps to move people forward in the direction of those values. CBT is a short-term focused approach which helps people identify the things that trigger and maintain their problems. these include their thoughts (cognitions), feelings, behaviour and the environment.