Who We Are

School Based Psychology Support

Our Psychologists are caring and experienced professionals who can provide your child with therapy to address a range of concerns. 

These services are provided at school, during school hours and  bulk billed so there is no cost to the family or the school. 

To access this service, all that is required is permission from your school principal 

and a referral, known as a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your family GP.

For Principals

Our Psychologists are able to offer psychological therapy to your eligible students at no cost to the school. All we need is a room.

We work in conjunction with your well-being team to assist and support students with a range of behavioural and mental health concerns. 

We also offer a range of professional development opportunities and consultation support  for your staff. 

For Parents

Finding a psychologist and transporting your child to and from appointments can be difficult and time consuming.  Edu-Psych makes this simple by offering appointments at school during school hours.

Once you have a referral from your family GP, our psychologists will support your child and give them evidence based strategies to support them through tough times.

Our Therapy

Depression, Stress & Anxiety



Depression, fear, stress and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based therapy shown to significant reduce symptoms. Our Psychologists also use mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to support students.

Trauma & Family Violence


 Students can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help your children overcome these symptoms and guide them through the process of grief and healing.  

Friendships & Relationships


 Both Primary and Secondary School can be a tough time for students with their friendships and other relationships. Our Psychologists can help students experiencing bullying and relationship difficulties as well as identifying and building healthy relationships. 



If there is no cost to the parent or school, who pays?

with a mental health care plan, sessions are bulk billed so Medicare pays the psychologist for the sessions. For more info visit: 


How many sessions will my child receive?

Medicare provides eligible patients with ten sessions per calendar year.

How long and how often are the sessions?

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Students are seen fortnightly at first, then less frequently as needed depending on progress.

Will I be kept informed of my child's progress?

Absolutely! As out psychologists see up to 25 students each week, feedback is kept to the brief and necessary details as negotiated between each family. Email is usually the best way to stay in touch.

What do I need to provide for my child to access this service?

Once your Principal has made an agreement with Edu-Psych to provide in school services, all that is needed is a Mental Health Care Plan and your child's Medicare Card.

National Disability Insurance Scheme.


Edu-Psych is registered with NDIS. If you have psychology on your child's NDIS funding package, we can help! We are experienced in providing a range of NDIS services from emotional resilience, emotional regulation and social skills. 

Principal Psychologist

Sarah Padbury (Qld)

Sarah is the owner and principal psychologist of Edu-Psych. An experienced psychologist with over 17 years experience working with children and families, Sarah is passionate about accessibility of mental heath care for children. Sarah works in partnership with her clients to provide evidence based strategies to help them step outside their comfort zones.

Sarah has a special interest in working with learning and behavioural difficulties, Autism Spectrum, trauma and a broad range of mental health issues. 

Sarah is based in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast


Sarah Padbury BA, PGradDipPsych (Monash)

AHPRA Reg  PSY0001125643 


Healing Trauma after Black Saturday

Healing trauma after Black Saturday

Herald Sun, February 2019

Best Sport for children's development


Inspire Sports

Professional Development and Presentations.

Trauma and its impact on learning.


Early traumaa impacts the brain, memory and learning. Understand how this can present in the classroom and what staff can do to identify and support these students.

Anxiety & Panic in the classroom


Build confidence in your staff's ability to understand and respond to students who may be experiencing panic and anxiety.

Social Media and Gaming


How much is too much? Understanding the positives and negatives of social media and gaming.

Transition to year 7 for parents


What can parents to prepare their children's mental health for the transition to High School?


Self Harm & Suicide

Learn to understand, support and respond to the big issues.

Healthy Relationships for students


From friendship to romance and everything in between. What is healthy and how to spot those relationships that are not with skills and strategies to spot the difference.

Our Schools




Sarah’s work and support of at risk students and their families has had a positive impact on student connectedness and behaviour. Her extensive experience and supportive approach has made her an integral part of the College wellbeing program .”

Rosina Fotia, Principal Lilydale Heights College.

"I have my daugher back! Thank you so much, she's back to her old self again and we could not be more thrilled!"

Parent, Melba College.

Looking for a challenge?

Now Hiring

If you are a registered psychologist who is experienced in working with children and adolescents, please contact Sarah@edupsych.com.au to discuss opportunities in your local area!

In the media and in print

Published in the Yarra Valley Leader, February 2019



When Im Feeling Books by Trace Marone



Notes for Parents by Sarah Padbury.


Contact Us

facebook; Sarah Padbury Consultant Psychologist


Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

sarah@edupsych.com.au 0437 627 187