Welcome, I’m Sarah
Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Emotionally Focused Therapist for Individuals and Couples.
I understand that dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, change of life events, grief, parenting, relationship breakdown and stress can be difficult and may leave you feeling confused and isolated. These thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming at times and this is when talking to a professional Counsellor or Clinical Psychotherapist can help.
Choosing a counsellor is a very personal decision and you may feel hesitant or anxious about attending counselling. For this reason I provide a safe, private and confidential place for clients to explore their issues. My private practice is conveniently located in Tweed Heads and I presently see clients from the Tweed Coast and Gold Coast. My practice as a Counsellor, Clinical Psychotherapist and Emotionally Focused Therapist is gentle and respectful in approach as my aim is to help clients increase self-awareness, relieve confusion and experience self-acceptance.
I have a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, specialised training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and individuals, and a Diploma of Applied Science (Community and Human Services). I am a Clinical member of PACFA and a member of GANZ, ACEFT and ICEEFT. These memberships guide and inform the ethics and professionalism I bring to the practice. I have been working in the social work field since the mid1990s.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy focuses on the here and now of a client’s thoughts, feelings and situation, providing a safe space for the client to explore and expand their awareness around, how they are feeling and what they are doing. Psychotherapy privileges experiential learning which is a process of learning through experience, rather than just talking about something. Sarah helps clients to actually feel into their experience and expand their awareness around their relationship to themselves and others. This helps to create more effective solutions to the clients issues or problems and generate sustainable change and transformation.
In Psychotherapy the therapeutic relationship is seen as a healing relationship. This is backed by recent research in Neuroscience which has discovered that a relationship with someone who can supply support and understanding reshapes a person’s neurological possibilities. That is, with the right supportive environment, change is possible. For this reason investing in yourself today through therapy is a commitment to yourself that reaps rewards for years to come.