Sarah Lam does individual and group work with people with diabetes. She is also available to consult with health professionals regarding psychological aspects of diabetes.
Individual clinical psychologist appointments
Sarah Lam sees face to face clients in Erskineville in the inner west of Sydney
Video consultations are also available for clients outside Sydney
Sarah Lam is an experienced diabetes group leader and clinical psychologist. Sarah has presented at conferences on groups she has developed and run.
Type 1 Diabetes Mindfulness Group
In 2016 a mindfulness group will be run for people with Type 1 Diabetes. Past clients have found this group extremely helpful. They have learned skills for coping better with aspects of their diabetes, as well as gaining support from a group of people with similar experiences.
If you would like to be informed about the next group, please submit your details here.
Type 2 Diabetes Mindfulness Group
The Type 2 Diabetes Group will be run on an as needs basis. If you are interested in joining a Type 2 Diabetes Mindfulness group, please submit your details here.
More information about Diabetes Mindfulness Groups:
These groups are based on the MBCT model, which has been shown to be helpful for people with chronic illnesses. It is an eight week programme, lasting for 2 hours each week.
Participants practice mindfulness meditation daily, and start to become acquainted with habits of mind that can be unhelpful.Discussion in the group sessions focusses on learning new ways to interact with these habits of mind.
More information about MBCT mindfulness groups is available at: http://mbct.com/about/
Services for health professionals
Supervision for psychologists
Sarah is an experienced supervisor of clinical psychologists, both for endorsement and for ongoing professional development. She is particularly sought after for her knowledge gained from working as Senior Clinical Psychologist in a Diabetes Team.
Supervision is available both face to face and via phone/video
Training for diabetes professionals
Sarah has been a speaker and run workshops at numerous events for diabetes health professionals, including:
UTS graduate certificate in diabetes education and management (psychological aspects of diabetes, interviewing skills)
ADEA state conference (motivational interviewing for diabetes)
ADEA national conference (mindfulness groups for Type 1 Diabetes)
Diabetes Australia/Australian Diabetes Council
Dietitian Association of Australia – Diabetes Dietitian Interest Group
She is available to run training for groups of diabetes professionals regarding psychological matters in diabetes.