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If you're looking for a refreshingly creative, accepting and holistic approach to mental health and relationship difficulties - you've come to the right place. Here you will find an approach that instantly sets you at ease and invites you deeper into the wonderful world that is you ... to explore, to understand and to discover new perspectives and tools you can use today. Join me and learn to tap into your innate personal power and incredible capacity for change.
Call today - 0482 502 394 or email me to arrange a free consultation today. There's no time like 'now'.
Sharlene is the kind of counsellor, who, when you find her, you feel a bit like you have won the lottery. In Shamanic circles there is a saying "that we hear each other into speech". For me this means, the counsellor must create out of themselves a very special atmosphere of deep listening so the person seeking counsel is truly free to say what needs to be said. For me Sharlene is one of the few who have the self awareness and depth of presence needed to create this atmosphere. I feel deeply grateful to have found her.
Holistic counselling by phone, online and in-person
I believe deeply in the integration of mind, body and spirit. When you feel safe and supported to 'tune in' and better understand yourself, you integrate the fractured parts of yourself and once again feel connected, confident and whole.
I work barefoot because it's grounding (research supports this), it creates a deeper and more stable sense of connection to one's inner world and physical, supportive personal energy. To find a lightness of being, we must first be grounded - in our body, in our mind and in our positive intentions. I invite you to kick off your shoes (if you feel inclined) and find your feet.
Are you ready to work towards a new lightness of being - get in touch today.
I work from a solid foundation of knowledge and training that I carefully weave into a creative approach that makes counselling with me unique and welcoming. I attune to your needs and tailor our work together to ensure it connects for you, your style of working and your goals and intentions. Some of the many therapeutic approaches I integrate include:
Compassion Focused Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga Practices
- Healing breath work
Hakomi Mindfulness-centred Somatic Psychotherapy
I met Sharlene at a time in my life when I most needed someone to help me gain clarity on what was real and what was unwanted confusion. During the course of my sessions with her it quickly became evident to me that she not only listened and remembered every word, but she understood me. She explained what was useful and what was not. This clarity was vital to me in a way that enabled me to build tools within myself to move forward with a much healthier mindset. I learnt much about myself and the importance of living in the present.
My long-term interest in the inner workings of the human experience means I have decades of knowledge from reading psychotherapy, psychology, body-oriented therapies, holistic approaches to health and wellbeing and existential texts.
From gymnastics and dance in my youth, yoga, pilates and meditation throughout my adult life, I deeply value the experience of truly inhabiting one's whole mind and body - there's only one of each of us! As a therapist, I believe in integration of mind, body and spirit to experience deep and lasting change.
As an empath and highly sensitive person, I resonate with experiences of anxiety and overwhelm. I know from personal experience that a healthy balance comes through inner work with focused intention and support.
I have years of my own experiences of psychotherapy so I truly 'understand' what it is like to be a 'client'.
I 'get' the hard-earned path to resilience and a ‘lightness of being’. I have endured many personal losses and walked 'through' many of life's challenges, experiencing immense growth, personal empowerment and transformation. Key to these experiences was the capacity for acceptance, authenticity, hope and optimism. There is much to be gained through honesty in vulnerability, self-acceptance, self-and-other-compassion and maintaining open curiosity to life.
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31 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076.
0482 502 394
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Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 10am - 4pm
Wed & Sat - 10am - 2pm