Coffee in Nature

Holistic Counselling
that gets to the           of it


I'm Sharlene Townes,
Holistic Counsellor & Barefoot Therapist. 
Therapy meets you where you are right now and provides the support and resources to get you where you want to be. 
Therapy brings hope through understanding the whyconnection in a uniquely supportive relationship; and fosters meaningful, lasting change by empowering you in the how.
The focus of this very unique relationship is you! 
Join me for holistic counselling in-person in Wahroonga, Sydney - or get comfy in your own home and join me via zoom or phone.
There are no barriers to accessing support.
I'm available Wednesday through Saturday.

Not sure if I'm the right therapist for you? Call me for a brief chat. Feeling a connection is so important to successful therapy and lasting change.

0482 502 394

Or - dive right in and book online with me today. I look forward to our time together.

Thank you SO much for our conversation. I have had a light bulb moment! It is very exciting to experience this because I feel I know myself better. I have touched a core part of the 'hurt me' that I have never been able to reach. Thank you so much for helping me see this. I feel almost euphoric with this new perspective of myself.

Mrs M, New Zealand

“Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards”

 ― Søren Kierkegaard

I specialise in Individual & Couples Therapy

Individual Therapy 

Holistic counselling can help if you feel anxious, depressed, a loss of identity, low self-worth, stressed, overwhelmed, lost, sad, fed up with old patterns - and a vast array of other messy, human emotions.  

My approach is holistic - I work with mind, body and spirit - in a down-to-earth and welcoming style to equip you with a new and lighter way of being in your mind, body and emotions. I teach you how to find the answers within so you feel empowered today, tomorrow and in the future.

If you haven't been taught to tune into your whole mind & body experience - you're in for a real treat!

Couples Therapy

Whatever has caused your relationship to feel stuck, tired, distant or disconnected, meaningful change is possible.

In couples therapy we work together to foster awareness, compassion, understanding and responsibility of both individuals to nurture relational healing and create the relationship you both desire.    

If you're concerned things may never change - invest in your relationship - wonderful things are possible. 

I am a Gottman Relationship Checkup Approved Member. 

We felt completely relaxed in Sharlene's presence. She is warm and welcoming. We both felt very supported, equally heard and understood without judgement. We had developed unhealthy habits and were stuck. We now have a healthy framework to talk about difficult things. These sessions have been so impactful to our relationship. We understand each other's wounds and have healthier coping mechanisms. Sharlene has made a huge difference for us, in a relatively short period of time. 

Mr & Mrs, Sydney

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love; ... Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone; Even as the strings of a lute are alone, though they quiver with the same music”

 ― Kahlil Gibran

If you're looking for meaningful, lasting change that empowers you through deeper self-awareness and understanding; equips you with new coping skills that work; allows you to feel free to create the life and relationships you want for yourself - book some time with me today. 

“Fear not the unexpected, 
for you have an innate and
wondrous capacity to transform.
In fears place, 
shine a light of curiosity, 
at sameness, predictability
and comfort,
for it is often there,
where you encounter, that,
which holds you in chains.

Step gently into your canoe,
leave the oars on the banks,
allow the river to gently take you.

Whatever it is that awaits you,
know you are already beautifully,
masterfully made, to withstand it,
to integrate it and to thrive”
– Sharlene, 2020

Contact Info

bookings by appointment

Wahroonga, NSW, 2076.

Sydney, Australia.


0482 502 394 

Opening hours

Phone & Online (Wed - Sat) - 10am - 5pm

In-person (Wed & Sat only) - 11am - 3pm

PACFA Member: 26636