I’m Sharon Draper.
For the past 11 years, I’ve been working as a Psychologist, aiming to authentically connect with people to help them feel safe and heard.
I believe, if we can gain insight into why we might think, feel and behave a certain way, we can make more sense of our current lives and then, with self-compassion, we can consciously implement positive change.
My approach is holistic and person-centred and I am informed by Existentialism, Neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory and Attachment Science. I utilise evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Neuropsychology and Mindfulness. I believe if we can be kinder to ourselves and understand that our emotions are necessary and provide insight into our deepest values, we can live purposeful and meaningful lives.
I work with adolescents and adults including employees in the Worker’s compensation system via online therapy.
I am also a regular contributor to Newspaper articles (Sydney Morning Herald), Radio (ABC) and TV (Channel 7 Sunrise), and am the Relationship Expert for eHarmony Australia.
I work with the following media.
Education and Experience
Masters in Social Science Degree (Psychology)
Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Certificate in Neuroscience
Emotionally Focused Therapy Training
Polyvagal Applied Theory Training
Diploma in Human Resources
Private Practice at Green Square Medical Practice
Private Practice at Balmoral Medical Practice
Headspace Bondi Junction
Workshop Trainer at Sydney Centre for Creative Change
Solution Psychology Centre, Double Bay
Uplift Psychological Services, Sydney
Open Air School, South Africa
Pain Clinic at St Augustine’s Hospital, South Africa
Meyrick Bennett Children’s Assessment and Therapy Centre, South Africa
CTI Education Group, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Medical School, South Africa
ADULT SPECIALTY AREAS
Assertiveness and boundary setting
Resilience and Self-esteem building