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Robuck Psychology

Supporting your journey to better mental health

 
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Dr Sarah Robuck

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), Ph.D

Sarah runs Robuck Psychology private practice as part of Spot On Health Hub. She works with children, adolescents and adults. Sarah also provides therapeutic services for Gidget Foundation Australia.

Sarah's therapeutic style is warm, collaborative and solutions focused. She tailors treatment for the individual needs of the client (or family) using a combination of evidenced-based interventions, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Family Systems Models 

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Circle of Security 

  • Mindfulness 

Sarah has worked in multiple settings such as:

  • Outpatient community based child and family services 

  • Outpatient sexual health clinic

  • Inpatient mental health units 

  • Private practice

  • Not-for-profit organisation specialising in perinatal mental health.

Sarah's experience has been culturally diverse. Robuck Psychology is LGBTQI+ safe.

 
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What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A Clinical Psychologist undertakes one of the highest levels of training in the mental health field. Clinical psychologists are required to complete a four year undergraduate psychology degree (with honours), followed by a two years Masters course. This is then followed by one to two years of supervision for endorsement as a "Clinical" Psychologist.


Clinical Psychologists are able to conduct assessments, provide diagnoses, and provide treatment, but are not able to prescribe medication (only Psychiatrists or GPs prescribe medication).


In addition, some Clinical Psychologists have also completed a further three year degree researching a specific area in the mental health field to obtain a PhD.

In addition to having a Clinical Masters, Sarah has a doctorate from UNSW, with her research investigating the interrelation of anxiety disorders, memory and future thinking.

 

Services

Adults

Sarah is able provide assessment and therapy for:

  • mood difficulties

  • anxiety, worry and stress

  • parenting difficulties

  • bereavement and grief

  • trauma

  • emotion regulation difficulties (i.e. anger)

  • relationship difficulties

  • major life changes

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Perinatal

Sarah is able provide assessment and therapy for::

  • perinatal anxiety or depression

  • adjusting to early parenthood

  • transitioning into motherhood

  • relationship changes in parenthood

  • parenting skills

  • attachment / bonding with infant

  • changes in self-image/self-esteem

  • grief and bereavement

  • infertility

Adolescent

Sarah is able provide assessment and therapy for:

  • mood difficulties

  • anxiety, stress or worries

  • emotion regulation

  • self-esteem / resilience building/ bullying

  • attention and learning difficulties ​

  • major life changes 

  • sexuality

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Child

Sarah is able provide assessment and therapy for:

  • mood difficulties

  • anxiety and worries

  • behavioural issues

  • attention difficulties

  • learning and social difficulties

  • cognitive and learning support

  • family systems difficulties (sibling rivalry, parental separation)

 
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Fees and Rebates

At Robuck Psychology we appreciate how difficult it can be balancing work, family and personal commitments. As such, our practice maintains the same hourly rate outside of traditional working hours. These rates are also below the recommended fee from the APS (Australian Psychological Association).

  • All Adult and Child Therapy sessions last 50 minutes.
    Sessions cost $210

  • Couple or Family sessions last 80 minutes. 
    Sessions cost $310

  • Cognitive assessments/school observations vary dependant on requirements

While you don't need a referral to attend sessions, under a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP you can receive a rebate of $129.55 per session for up to 10 sessions. 

Clients with private healthcare coverage may be eligible for rebates on psychological services, please contact your provider for further information. Note, you cannot claim medicare and private healthcare rebates at the same time.

COVID-19: Sarah is available both in-person and via telehealth video calls. Social distancing measures and extra hygiene precautions are in place for the safety of those preferring in-person sessions.

Reduced fees are available for those suffering financial hardship - please contact us for more information.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Robuck Psychology requires 24 hours notice for cancellations otherwise 50% of the fee will be charged.

 

Spot On Health Hub

Spot On Health Hub is conveniently located at The Spot in Randwick. There is street parking for up to 3 hours, a Wilson car park ($4 for one hour) and lots of public transport access including buses and light rail. The Hub is surrounded by many eateries and local services.

Spot on Health Hub is up 20 stairs. Unfortunately, it is not pram or disability friendly. Should you need any assistance please let Sarah know prior to your appointment.

To accomodate parents with young infants there are facilities including change mat, play mat, bassinet/rocker and swing.

Unit 2, 18-20A Perouse Rd
The Spot, Randwick NSW 2031

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Need Urgent Help?

Robuck Psychology is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance please call Lifeline on 131 114, your local hospital or PANDA (1300 726 306).

 

COVID

Robuck Psychology is COVID Safe

How are we Covid-19 Safe

Spot on Health Hub where Robuck Psychology practices from is a large spacious wellness hub. The therapy room is large and has an opening window for air flow. Additional hygiene measures have also been implemented including hand sanitiser provided for all clients prior to entering the space and upon leaving, all surfaces cleaned between clients and clients being requested to take tissues with them after their sessions. Face masks are also available should clients feel more comfortable with them. The space is cleaned thoroughly every evening.

What if you have an appointment and have symptoms?

If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms including a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath please let me know as soon as possible. Sessions can be changed to telehealth or can be postponed until you are well. All telehealth sessions are still eligible for Medicare rebates.

 

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Contact

Got some questions?

If you'd like to get in touch with Sarah prior to making a booking please fill out the form below. In the comments section please leave the nature of your query and the best time of day for her to reach you.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Robuck Psychology would like to acknowledge that its practice is on the land of the Gadigal and Bidjigal peoples who traditionally occupied the Sydney coast. On behalf of Robuck Psychology, we acknowledge Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and pay respects to Elders past and present.