Meet the Team

Sharon-Lee Duff
Claire Day

Meet the Team

SHARON-LEE DUFF

Sharon-Lee Duff is the principal psychologist at Maple Street Psychology. She works with children aged 12 years+ and adults across the lifespan. She is happy to assist male and female clients.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Southern Queensland, a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) from the University of the Sunshine Coast, and a Master of Professional Psychology from the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Sharon has worked in both the community sector and private practice, providing her with experience across a wide range of mental health conditions. She has gained extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment with adults and adolescents. Sharon provides evidence-based treatment for clients with focused services for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress, anger, grief and bereavement, drug and alcohol dependence, low self-esteem, and adjustment difficulties.  She has special interests in trauma and women’s mental health and well-being.

In her work within the community sector, Sharon has delivered Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills training over a 24 week period and a substance abuse programme within a correctional facility. She aims to work collaboratively with her clients, to identify factors contributing to their presenting difficulties. Sharon assist clients to develop tailored Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) interventions, with a heavy focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), based on individual client goals.  Assisting clients to become more mindful in their every day life, Sharon uses mindfulness strategies to assist to bring a present moment focus to their lives.

CLAIRE DAY

Claire is a compassionate, warm and dedicated therapist who enjoys supporting people to live full and meaningful lives and to understand themselves more fully.
Claire is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a depth of experience within a wide range of human service settings including community, government and private practice.
Claire is committed to evidence-based therapies and weaves creativity into her delivery of these, drawing on post-graduate qualifications in Expressive and Gestalt Therapies. With her practice Claire uses Acceptance and Committment Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, attachment theory, Problem-Solving, Play Therapy and focused Psychological Strategies. Claire is very relational in her approach and her clients enjoy her down-to-earth nature.
Claire worth with people of all genders and age ranges. Claire has a special interest in working with children and young people and their families, individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustments difficulties and grief. Claire has a depth of experience in working with people experiencing eating disorders, body images issues and weight concern and is proud to be a provider for the Sunshine Coast PHN / Butterfly Foundation Eating Disorders. Claire is a passionate advocate for Health at Every Size, body positive movements and challenging weight stigma.
Claire is person centred and works collaboratively with her clients in a way that respects and honours her clients pace, needs and the copying mechanisms that have brought them to where they are today.

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