Holistic Counselling

for couples and individuals

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

 ― Søren Kierkegaard

Transform personal and interpersonal distress ..

Reconnect ... to your 'self' and your relationships ..


I'm Sharlene.

Holistic Counsellor
& Somatic Psychotherapist


I work with couples and individuals who are looking for an approach to counselling that treats you as a whole person: mind, body & soul. When you understand how your emotional life shows up in your body, life and relationships, you come back into contact with your 'whole self'. When you heal and integrate the past you manifest a new lightness of being.

Come back into your body,
into an embodied sense of self

and return home

The focus of this very unique therapeutic relationship is you

  • Build your capacity to regulate emotions during times of stress and conflict

  • Communicate your needs and boundaries calmly and clearly

  • Feel a greater level of confidence and self-awareness in your relationships

  • Understand how your past is showing up in the present and heal the old stories

  • Rebuild your connection to yourself and others 

  • Regain a sense of control and empowerment in your life

  • Foster resilience that serves you for life.


Why Holistic

We are not simply mental, cognitive beings. We experience the world through all of our senses, body and mind as one. The foundation of my counselling approach is the integration of the whole person and I believe when we do this work in this way, we reunite with our core selves. Historical wounds can be healed, released and integrated and they cease to govern our present lives and relationships. 

Doing the work for yourself within the safety and support of the therapeutic relationship has rewards far beyond your imagination. 

I genuinely look forward to doing the work alongside you to support you on your healing, empowering journey!

Why Barefoot

Being barefoot enables me to remain grounded in my body and connected in a mindful way when I work with you. I invite all those who work with me to kick off their shoes if they feel so inclined to find their feet . . . and many do.

"To come to ground is to find a home in circumstances,

and in the very physical body we inhabit

in the midst of those circumstances,

and above all to face the truth, 

no matter how difficult that truth may be;

to come to ground is to begin the courageous conversation ...
to find the support and foundation

that has been beneath our feet all along;

a place to step onto,

a place on which to stand, 

and a place from which to step"

~ David Whyte

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Couples Therapy

Does your relationship need support?


Individual Therapy

Do you need individual support?

How I can support you

Get comfy in your own home and join me via zoom - nation-wide. Face-t0-face appointments in St Ives, on the upper north shore of Sydney.
Check with your private health fund too, as many now offer rebates for counselling for registered practitioners.
There are no longer barriers to accessing the support you're looking for.
Feeling a connection is so important for healing and lasting change. If you would like to talk prior to booking with me call the number below or book a free 15-minute introductory phone call below. 

I genuinely look forward to our time together. 

Discoveries | Curiosities | Wisdoms 
by Sharlene

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The hummingbird reminds us
to pause and reflect

to find meaning in the past
and seek joy in the present.

Then with wisdom and grace,
persistence and balance,
look toward the sweetness of life,
and a new lightness of being"

- Sharlene, 2019

Contact Info

bookings by appointment

Suite 5b

15-17 Stanley Street

St Ives, NSW, 2075.

Sydney, Australia.


0482 502 394 

Opening hours

Phone & Online (Wed - Sat)

Provisional PACFA Member: 26636