Hi, I’m Sarah-Jayne Duryea – Founder of Happy Minds Psychology and Principal Psychologist.
I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or are already parents.
I am experienced working with women and couples committed to pursuing their dream of having a family, whether via IVF, surrogacy, sperm or egg donation, or adoption.
I am passionate about helping parents manage parenting trials and create secure attachments to their young children.
I am also a Board Approved Supervisor passionate about supporting provisional psychologists to achieve registration.
I work with women who have a voice inside their head that criticises and judges them. If you are looking for someone who will work with you to put this inner critic back in its box, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re someone who feels as though your mind is hectic, I work with you!
I am here to help you.
If you’re someone who is pursuing IVF – I work with you.
If you are someone who has been told they need to find a surrogate to be able to be a family – I work with you!
If you’re a same-sex couple who are creating your family through surrogacy in Australia or overseas – I am a passionate advocate for you.
I draw from several treatment modalities, including Positive Psychology, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR and Schema Therapy (I’ll explain this psych speak during our sessions!).
I aim to act as your cheerleader, the person who will support you to play the cards that life has dealt you with wisdom and grace. To tackle together the challenges life has thrown at you, adding some essential strategies to your toolbox of coping skills, helping you be more present and do what matters.
I am a cis woman and my pronouns are she/her.
Outside of work, you will usually find me with my head stuck in a book and a cup of tea in my hand or spending time with my family outside of work.
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Rowie is a Cousnellor who will be finishing her period of supervised practice with the Happy Minds Psychology clinic.
She studied psychology at Deakin University and is excited to be looking to undertake the practical aspects of becoming a registered psychologist and specialising in perinatal psychology. Her main areas of interest are working with women of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, depression or adjustment issues. She is also experienced in working with women throughout the perinatal period including birth trauma.
Rowie brings a warm, empathetic and open-minded approach to the therapeutic relationship, and the team at Happy Minds are thrilled to have her on board! She is working closely with our Principal Psychologist Sarah-Jayne to complete her registration and gain experinece in perinatal psychology.
Outside of work, you may find Rowie surfing or with her nose stuck in a psychology textbook as she is passionate about working in the field of psychology.
Chandler is our Admin Queen! She keeps the wheels turning and makes sure that we can all focus on our passion as clinicians.
Outside of work, Chandler is a mum to a 2 year old boy. She enjoys spending her weekends with him and her partner, on the beach or adventuring somewhere outdoors.