Sarah Bergman is a Clinical Psychotherapist and Emotionally Focused individual and couples therapist (EFT). Sarah Bergman has 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). Sarah has been in the social work field since the mid-1990s.


Previously Sarah Bergman has worked for RAPT an organisation in conjunction with The Department of Family Services with at-risk youth; The Smith Family as an Edu-cate officer working with families; Community Corrections as a Community corrections officer working with offenders who presented with a number of issues from addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma; and in the field of Disability services providing support for families.


Sarah is a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and complies with that organisation’s professional ethics and ongoing professional development.

Sarah is also a Clinical Member of ACEFT (Australian Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy) and ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy).

Sarah is committed to self-development and undertakes regular professional supervision and continuing professional development.

Sarah is married with four children and understands the many challenges that life presents. Sarah recharges her batteries through yoga/meditation/swimming and likes to balance her life through nature and spending time with family and friends.



In 2003, Sharon began work as an assistant pastor and completed a Certificate IV in Counselling skills.  She followed that up with a Bachelor of Psychological Science through Griffith University Gold Coast, graduating in 2015, and then a Master of Counselling through the University of Qld, graduating in 2021.    

In 2020, Sharon also completed the training requirements to practice Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.


Sharon has previously worked in pastoral support, completed Lifeline training, and volunteered with Bravehearts.  Since 2015 Sharon has worked with carers and children in out-of-home care.  She is warm, approachable, and kind and creates a supportive environment for her clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without feeling judged.  Her clients are encouraged to share their worries with her, develop solutions together, and put them into practice for positive change and ongoing well-being.  Sharon is a mother and grandmother, has been married for nearly 40 years and is passionate about the wellbeing of individuals and families.  She is strongly committed to relationship therapy, helping her clients find the way to truly connect and feel loved and secure in their relationships.

Sharon uses a flexible approach to her sessions, focusing on the unique needs of each client or couple.  She employs Person-Centred techniques and Emotionally Focused Therapies for Couples.  She explains every step of the counselling process in the sessions and is happy to answer any questions that may arise along the way. 


Sharon is an Affiliate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and complies with the APS professional ethical standards and ongoing professional development requirements.

She has shown herself to be a life-long learner and is committed to undertaking ongoing professional development through training and engagement with the Australian Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy, through supervision and peer supervision. 



Tania Djipalo is an industry-accredited Psychotherapist working with individuals and
couples. Tania has a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, a Diploma of Counselling, a
certificate in Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) for couples and a certificate in
Trauma-Informed Expressive Therapies.


Tania has been working in the community sector since 2014, firstly as a Telephone
Counsellor with Lifeline, she then went on to complete a Diploma in Counselling and
then a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Tania has also worked with The Family
Centre in schools co-facilitating the Real Skills Program and with Heartfelt House as
a Group Facilitator. Additionally, Tania has worked in private practice as a
Psychotherapist since 2017.


Tania is a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of
Australia (PACFA) and complies with that organisation’s professional ethics and
ongoing professional development.

Tania has been in a long-term relationship for 23 years and has two children. Tania
brings enthusiasm, wholeheartedness, warmth and care to her work, she supports
personal growth for individuals and couples, that will foster deepening healthy
relationships to yourself and the other.

Our clients say …

Sarah was amazing. Understanding, insightful, and caring. I highly recommend Counselling on the Coast.
A safe and encouraging environment allowing growth through increased awareness with guiding support. Sarah has enabled my self worth to blossom giving me the strength to face my challenges with confidence. A great lady.

Going to Sarah was a very safe and relaxing experience. Sarah is very professional and has a soothing nature about her. I will be continuing my journey with her. Very experienced and a wealth of knowledge.